Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 153 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 635 Show data context 294 Show data context
Wood and paper 78 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 247 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 218 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 99 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 226 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 457 Show data context 704 Show data context
Wood and paper 58 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 295 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 234 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 119 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 319 Show data context 154 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 320 Show data context 636 Show data context
Wood and paper 44 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 49 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 300 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 203 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 235 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 292 Show data context 325 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 234 Show data context 513 Show data context
Wood and paper 47 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 230 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 229 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 207 Show data context 48 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 440 Show data context 586 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 152 Show data context 102 Show data context
Wood and paper 179 Show data context 152 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 106 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 262 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 210 Show data context 68 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 638 Show data context 829 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 41 Show data context 48 Show data context
Wood and paper 472 Show data context 350 Show data context
Chemicals 146 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 74 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 338 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 163 Show data context 78 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 844 Show data context 446 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 108 Show data context 71 Show data context
Wood and paper 426 Show data context 61 Show data context
Chemicals 79 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 147 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 359 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 146 Show data context 71 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, Boston District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th August 2020