Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 279 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,066 Show data context 644 Show data context
Wood and paper 116 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 954 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 114 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 128 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,034 Show data context 1,092 Show data context
Wood and paper 62 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 743 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 116 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 35 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 288 Show data context 29 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 944 Show data context 975 Show data context
Wood and paper 141 Show data context 46 Show data context
Chemicals 103 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 2,567 Show data context 37 Show data context
High tech. 224 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 296 Show data context 43 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 524 Show data context 188 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 910 Show data context 1,389 Show data context
Wood and paper 715 Show data context 169 Show data context
Chemicals 884 Show data context 199 Show data context
Low tech 8,006 Show data context 325 Show data context
High tech. 1,775 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 683 Show data context 71 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 650 Show data context 383 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 485 Show data context 886 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,210 Show data context 201 Show data context
Chemicals 1,782 Show data context 377 Show data context
Low tech 9,885 Show data context 970 Show data context
High tech. 1,653 Show data context 84 Show data context
Other 266 Show data context 126 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 884 Show data context 459 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 147 Show data context 632 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,485 Show data context 330 Show data context
Chemicals 2,241 Show data context 640 Show data context
Low tech 11,583 Show data context 2,452 Show data context
High tech. 1,852 Show data context 242 Show data context
Other 316 Show data context 320 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 555 Show data context 482 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 125 Show data context 1,170 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,393 Show data context 425 Show data context
Chemicals 4,111 Show data context 516 Show data context
Low tech 7,401 Show data context 1,857 Show data context
High tech. 2,745 Show data context 952 Show data context
Other 258 Show data context 109 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, Falkirk District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th May 2022