Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 37 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,648 Show data context 1,915 Show data context
Wood and paper 64 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 314 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 178 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 101 Show data context 42 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 40 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 488 Show data context 654 Show data context
Wood and paper 33 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 126 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 86 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 31 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 618 Show data context 1,200 Show data context
Wood and paper 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 114 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 73 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 77 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 100 Show data context 155 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,197 Show data context 4,008 Show data context
Wood and paper 115 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 153 Show data context 35 Show data context
Low tech 454 Show data context 22 Show data context
High tech. 519 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 237 Show data context 33 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 253 Show data context 193 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 811 Show data context 1,101 Show data context
Wood and paper 201 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 98 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 140 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 402 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 163 Show data context 33 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 415 Show data context 212 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 453 Show data context 1,044 Show data context
Wood and paper 142 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 2,522 Show data context 173 Show data context
Low tech 128 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 796 Show data context 128 Show data context
Other 262 Show data context 225 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 387 Show data context 190 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,265 Show data context 778 Show data context
Wood and paper 388 Show data context 71 Show data context
Chemicals 1,009 Show data context 242 Show data context
Low tech 874 Show data context 129 Show data context
High tech. 2,640 Show data context 437 Show data context
Other 174 Show data context 45 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, Fylde District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th August 2019