Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 240 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 553 Show data context 267 Show data context
Wood and paper 84 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 183 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 213 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 109 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 255 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 450 Show data context 672 Show data context
Wood and paper 59 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 150 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 149 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 130 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 353 Show data context 45 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 425 Show data context 708 Show data context
Wood and paper 68 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 63 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 320 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 222 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 452 Show data context 71 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 518 Show data context 253 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 459 Show data context 1,393 Show data context
Wood and paper 402 Show data context 148 Show data context
Chemicals 196 Show data context 83 Show data context
Low tech 1,068 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 1,544 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 893 Show data context 107 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 721 Show data context 187 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 355 Show data context 291 Show data context
Wood and paper 329 Show data context 54 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 217 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 517 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other 450 Show data context 70 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 684 Show data context 177 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 152 Show data context 613 Show data context
Wood and paper 97 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 37 Show data context 21 Show data context
Low tech 232 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 350 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 609 Show data context 213 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 358 Show data context 138 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 351 Show data context 746 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,092 Show data context 214 Show data context
Chemicals 763 Show data context 292 Show data context
Low tech 1,159 Show data context 111 Show data context
High tech. 2,066 Show data context 383 Show data context
Other 726 Show data context 837 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, Thanet District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th June 2018