Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,485 Show data context 64 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,837 Show data context 1,558 Show data context
Wood and paper 486 Show data context 61 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,586 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 1,135 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 537 Show data context 38 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,770 Show data context 134 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,594 Show data context 5,049 Show data context
Wood and paper 589 Show data context 162 Show data context
Chemicals 160 Show data context 17 Show data context
Low tech 1,755 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 918 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 554 Show data context 62 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,726 Show data context 134 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,386 Show data context 3,803 Show data context
Wood and paper 525 Show data context 329 Show data context
Chemicals 159 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 1,589 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 1,033 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 1,307 Show data context 189 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,317 Show data context 926 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,948 Show data context 4,125 Show data context
Wood and paper 566 Show data context 191 Show data context
Chemicals 230 Show data context 23 Show data context
Low tech 3,071 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 1,928 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 1,967 Show data context 308 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,364 Show data context 1,720 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,474 Show data context 1,695 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,077 Show data context 448 Show data context
Chemicals 211 Show data context 26 Show data context
Low tech 2,465 Show data context 37 Show data context
High tech. 2,446 Show data context 514 Show data context
Other 2,138 Show data context 522 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,018 Show data context 2,223 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 690 Show data context 1,076 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,273 Show data context 598 Show data context
Chemicals 686 Show data context 159 Show data context
Low tech 2,571 Show data context 159 Show data context
High tech. 4,482 Show data context 1,773 Show data context
Other 2,745 Show data context 1,027 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,442 Show data context 1,244 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 441 Show data context 620 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,949 Show data context 475 Show data context
Chemicals 2,979 Show data context 569 Show data context
Low tech 5,034 Show data context 252 Show data context
High tech. 12,592 Show data context 3,042 Show data context
Other 963 Show data context 401 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, Cambridgeshire through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th December 2019