Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 259 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 910 Show data context 930 Show data context
Wood and paper 151 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 232 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 166 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 321 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 149 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 427 Show data context 778 Show data context
Wood and paper 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 157 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 88 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 173 Show data context 30 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 334 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 673 Show data context 1,828 Show data context
Wood and paper 112 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 370 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 250 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 535 Show data context 129 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 466 Show data context 273 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,670 Show data context 3,196 Show data context
Wood and paper 113 Show data context 44 Show data context
Chemicals 90 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 444 Show data context 36 Show data context
High tech. 519 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 604 Show data context 163 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 473 Show data context 146 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 367 Show data context 437 Show data context
Wood and paper 247 Show data context 92 Show data context
Chemicals 135 Show data context 125 Show data context
Low tech 254 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 793 Show data context 53 Show data context
Other 739 Show data context 157 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 574 Show data context 265 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 105 Show data context 178 Show data context
Wood and paper 331 Show data context 43 Show data context
Chemicals 272 Show data context 334 Show data context
Low tech 750 Show data context 212 Show data context
High tech. 2,117 Show data context 436 Show data context
Other 857 Show data context 295 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 647 Show data context 277 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 222 Show data context 76 Show data context
Wood and paper 339 Show data context 117 Show data context
Chemicals 439 Show data context 310 Show data context
Low tech 812 Show data context 123 Show data context
High tech. 5,642 Show data context 924 Show data context
Other 456 Show data context 139 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, Cheltenham District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th November 2019