Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 84 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,718 Show data context 4,364 Show data context
Wood and paper 124 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 567 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 409 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 331 Show data context 242 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 191 Show data context 75 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,790 Show data context 9,437 Show data context
Wood and paper 282 Show data context 35 Show data context
Chemicals 208 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 1,588 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 661 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other 255 Show data context 16 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 508 Show data context 217 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 16,473 Show data context 24,588 Show data context
Wood and paper 896 Show data context 167 Show data context
Chemicals 158 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 2,110 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 1,353 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 1,623 Show data context 112 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,060 Show data context 969 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 21,442 Show data context 33,888 Show data context
Wood and paper 959 Show data context 216 Show data context
Chemicals 516 Show data context 84 Show data context
Low tech 3,305 Show data context 49 Show data context
High tech. 3,825 Show data context 296 Show data context
Other 1,776 Show data context 132 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,671 Show data context 774 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,090 Show data context 16,181 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,007 Show data context 297 Show data context
Chemicals 654 Show data context 219 Show data context
Low tech 2,069 Show data context 52 Show data context
High tech. 3,365 Show data context 383 Show data context
Other 1,549 Show data context 297 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,107 Show data context 849 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,056 Show data context 15,042 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,419 Show data context 602 Show data context
Chemicals 1,330 Show data context 648 Show data context
Low tech 1,388 Show data context 172 Show data context
High tech. 9,146 Show data context 3,374 Show data context
Other 954 Show data context 410 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,741 Show data context 724 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,366 Show data context 4,391 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,195 Show data context 238 Show data context
Chemicals 1,367 Show data context 631 Show data context
Low tech 3,018 Show data context 1,771 Show data context
High tech. 9,820 Show data context 3,255 Show data context
Other 624 Show data context 171 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, Blackburn With Darwen UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st September 2019