Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 729 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,422 Show data context 4,515 Show data context
Wood & paper 426 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 22 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,035 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 516 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 312 Show data context 411 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 824 Show data context 45 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,785 Show data context 7,071 Show data context
Wood & paper 553 Show data context 34 Show data context
Chemicals 154 Show data context 26 Show data context
Low tech 1,305 Show data context 36 Show data context
High tech. 714 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 431 Show data context 324 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 812 Show data context 64 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,297 Show data context 6,494 Show data context
Wood & paper 434 Show data context 99 Show data context
Chemicals 122 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 1,225 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 758 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 816 Show data context 313 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 751 Show data context 266 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,393 Show data context 5,300 Show data context
Wood & paper 451 Show data context 68 Show data context
Chemicals 132 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 1,119 Show data context 26 Show data context
High tech. 908 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 755 Show data context 164 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,067 Show data context 607 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,619 Show data context 1,967 Show data context
Wood & paper 986 Show data context 49 Show data context
Chemicals 107 Show data context 46 Show data context
Low tech 702 Show data context 61 Show data context
High tech. 1,008 Show data context 69 Show data context
Other 571 Show data context 167 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,107 Show data context 506 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,064 Show data context 1,569 Show data context
Wood & paper 784 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 112 Show data context 45 Show data context
Low tech 418 Show data context 41 Show data context
High tech. 801 Show data context 68 Show data context
Other 515 Show data context 209 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,273 Show data context 1,077 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 965 Show data context 1,297 Show data context
Wood & paper 646 Show data context 53 Show data context
Chemicals 191 Show data context 41 Show data context
Low tech 460 Show data context 76 Show data context
High tech. 579 Show data context 188 Show data context
Other 138 Show data context 53 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, Perth and Kinross District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 30th May 2024