Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 292 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,005 Show data context 625 Show data context
Wood and paper 233 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 489 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 846 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 217 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 602 Show data context 70 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,459 Show data context 2,497 Show data context
Wood and paper 454 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 226 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 1,741 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 2,499 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 384 Show data context 71 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 616 Show data context 96 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,104 Show data context 2,316 Show data context
Wood and paper 383 Show data context 34 Show data context
Chemicals 1,230 Show data context 16 Show data context
Low tech 2,145 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 2,967 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 1,618 Show data context 351 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,202 Show data context 630 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,361 Show data context 4,008 Show data context
Wood and paper 712 Show data context 109 Show data context
Chemicals 1,963 Show data context 246 Show data context
Low tech 3,813 Show data context 444 Show data context
High tech. 9,881 Show data context 334 Show data context
Other 2,630 Show data context 196 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,345 Show data context 1,424 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,352 Show data context 3,157 Show data context
Wood and paper 620 Show data context 172 Show data context
Chemicals 2,408 Show data context 523 Show data context
Low tech 3,777 Show data context 1,026 Show data context
High tech. 15,256 Show data context 3,394 Show data context
Other 2,493 Show data context 1,092 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,653 Show data context 586 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 417 Show data context 910 Show data context
Wood and paper 493 Show data context 166 Show data context
Chemicals 829 Show data context 335 Show data context
Low tech 5,537 Show data context 1,813 Show data context
High tech. 27,927 Show data context 7,784 Show data context
Other 1,842 Show data context 597 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,540 Show data context 640 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 500 Show data context 430 Show data context
Wood and paper 320 Show data context 60 Show data context
Chemicals 810 Show data context 430 Show data context
Low tech 4,450 Show data context 1,380 Show data context
High tech. 6,120 Show data context 1,660 Show data context
Other 590 Show data context 340 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, Greenwich District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd October 2019