Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 319 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,595 Show data context 1,320 Show data context
Wood and paper 218 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 513 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 247 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 129 Show data context 31 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 270 Show data context 49 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,009 Show data context 2,002 Show data context
Wood and paper 179 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 433 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 232 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 129 Show data context 22 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 171 Show data context 44 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 840 Show data context 1,501 Show data context
Wood and paper 170 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 402 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 248 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 424 Show data context 62 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 400 Show data context 156 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 667 Show data context 1,674 Show data context
Wood and paper 152 Show data context 50 Show data context
Chemicals 54 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 438 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 462 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 373 Show data context 48 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 387 Show data context 93 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 416 Show data context 463 Show data context
Wood and paper 331 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 237 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 413 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 404 Show data context 17 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 377 Show data context 71 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 254 Show data context 403 Show data context
Wood and paper 177 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 328 Show data context 70 Show data context
High tech. 480 Show data context 43 Show data context
Other 403 Show data context 66 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 481 Show data context 75 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 451 Show data context 236 Show data context
Wood and paper 381 Show data context 27 Show data context
Chemicals 91 Show data context 31 Show data context
Low tech 383 Show data context 62 Show data context
High tech. 971 Show data context 105 Show data context
Other 168 Show data context 28 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, North Devon District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th January 2022