Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 34 Show data context 16 Show data context
Wood and paper 14 Show data context 60 Show data context
Chemicals 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 43 Show data context 90 Show data context
Wood and paper 38 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 16 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 61 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 77 Show data context 167 Show data context
Wood and paper 48 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 35 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 66 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 441 Show data context 203 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 449 Show data context 958 Show data context
Wood and paper 317 Show data context 207 Show data context
Chemicals 167 Show data context 77 Show data context
Low tech 374 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 400 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 616 Show data context 213 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 755 Show data context 448 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 306 Show data context 313 Show data context
Wood and paper 621 Show data context 325 Show data context
Chemicals 350 Show data context 408 Show data context
Low tech 232 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 1,213 Show data context 370 Show data context
Other 1,757 Show data context 712 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 862 Show data context 539 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 299 Show data context 237 Show data context
Wood and paper 269 Show data context 162 Show data context
Chemicals 650 Show data context 417 Show data context
Low tech 1,033 Show data context 188 Show data context
High tech. 3,464 Show data context 702 Show data context
Other 5,649 Show data context 1,783 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 796 Show data context 275 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 96 Show data context 228 Show data context
Wood and paper 354 Show data context 171 Show data context
Chemicals 1,456 Show data context 457 Show data context
Low tech 937 Show data context 257 Show data context
High tech. 4,489 Show data context 1,509 Show data context
Other 4,686 Show data context 606 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, Watford District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th October 2021