Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 410 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,123 Show data context 1,651 Show data context
Wood and paper 323 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 689 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 272 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 138 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 527 Show data context 38 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,707 Show data context 7,429 Show data context
Wood and paper 340 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 55 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 636 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 243 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 207 Show data context 99 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 496 Show data context 37 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,319 Show data context 6,092 Show data context
Wood and paper 197 Show data context 43 Show data context
Chemicals 64 Show data context 28 Show data context
Low tech 508 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 301 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 469 Show data context 379 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 725 Show data context 181 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,612 Show data context 3,418 Show data context
Wood and paper 284 Show data context 111 Show data context
Chemicals 98 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 829 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 684 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 834 Show data context 144 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,127 Show data context 317 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,823 Show data context 4,013 Show data context
Wood and paper 536 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 378 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 2,218 Show data context 195 Show data context
Other 392 Show data context 158 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,557 Show data context 476 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,630 Show data context 3,037 Show data context
Wood and paper 403 Show data context 90 Show data context
Chemicals 61 Show data context 21 Show data context
Low tech 467 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 3,728 Show data context 639 Show data context
Other 445 Show data context 151 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,586 Show data context 493 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,552 Show data context 914 Show data context
Wood and paper 804 Show data context 93 Show data context
Chemicals 1,166 Show data context 163 Show data context
Low tech 848 Show data context 72 Show data context
High tech. 3,316 Show data context 383 Show data context
Other 515 Show data context 100 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, South Somerset District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 29th November 2020