Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 73 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 444 Show data context 117 Show data context
Wood and paper 81 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 460 Show data context 53 Show data context
High tech. 170 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 36 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 155 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 681 Show data context 641 Show data context
Wood and paper 124 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 23 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,576 Show data context 181 Show data context
High tech. 214 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 92 Show data context 24 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 160 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 440 Show data context 700 Show data context
Wood and paper 166 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 3,584 Show data context 132 Show data context
High tech. 492 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 586 Show data context 43 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 509 Show data context 157 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 609 Show data context 765 Show data context
Wood and paper 131 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 70 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 2,093 Show data context 108 Show data context
High tech. 873 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 487 Show data context 37 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 430 Show data context 55 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 151 Show data context 153 Show data context
Wood and paper 129 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 4,105 Show data context 209 Show data context
High tech. 1,504 Show data context 62 Show data context
Other 225 Show data context 335 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 507 Show data context 137 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 32 Show data context 68 Show data context
Wood and paper 166 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 87 Show data context 100 Show data context
Low tech 3,408 Show data context 596 Show data context
High tech. 5,093 Show data context 649 Show data context
Other 204 Show data context 421 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 743 Show data context 190 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 173 Show data context 297 Show data context
Wood and paper 342 Show data context 27 Show data context
Chemicals 285 Show data context 31 Show data context
Low tech 2,121 Show data context 326 Show data context
High tech. 4,062 Show data context 531 Show data context
Other 120 Show data context 65 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 18 , 'Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 1991 Census of Population
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex', for 'County, county boroughs, urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, conurbation centres'

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Our presentation of long-run trends in economic activity is based around the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification, but in that Manufacturing is treated as just one of twenty-one "Sections". Earlier classifications provide far more detail of manufacturing, so to present some of that detail in long-run perspective here we use a seven-way sub-classification of manufacturing used by the 2011 Census of England and Wales (unfortunately equivalent detail is not available from the Scottish 2011 census). "High-tech" i...


ncludes electronics and aircraft manufacture, but also cars, shipbuilding and making any kind of machinery. Here we break the numbers in each industry down by gender, but this is not possible with the 2011 data, only with the re-districted and re-classified historical statisics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Telford and Wrekin UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th September 2019