Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 458 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,105 Show data context 2,170 Show data context
Wood and paper 326 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 66 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 597 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 294 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 120 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 531 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,311 Show data context 3,327 Show data context
Wood and paper 248 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 178 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 717 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 759 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 63 Show data context 65 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 709 Show data context 29 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,505 Show data context 2,855 Show data context
Wood and paper 207 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 180 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 868 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 1,072 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 364 Show data context 48 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 772 Show data context 115 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,181 Show data context 1,665 Show data context
Wood and paper 200 Show data context 28 Show data context
Chemicals 175 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 1,429 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 2,413 Show data context 93 Show data context
Other 437 Show data context 64 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 837 Show data context 289 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 860 Show data context 834 Show data context
Wood and paper 600 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 77 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 1,209 Show data context 44 Show data context
High tech. 2,129 Show data context 220 Show data context
Other 298 Show data context 76 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 671 Show data context 151 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 633 Show data context 599 Show data context
Wood and paper 435 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 204 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 1,407 Show data context 110 Show data context
High tech. 1,178 Show data context 203 Show data context
Other 281 Show data context 110 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 591 Show data context 158 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 293 Show data context 630 Show data context
Wood and paper 491 Show data context 102 Show data context
Chemicals 291 Show data context 100 Show data context
Low tech 789 Show data context 128 Show data context
High tech. 1,836 Show data context 506 Show data context
Other 147 Show data context 18 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, Argyll and Bute District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 29th November 2021