Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,065 Show data context 353 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 76,255 Show data context 60,954 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,490 Show data context 378 Show data context
Chemicals 429 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 8,743 Show data context 290 Show data context
High tech. 5,691 Show data context 41 Show data context
Other 5,798 Show data context 2,187 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,296 Show data context 982 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 102,039 Show data context 115,415 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,198 Show data context 466 Show data context
Chemicals 3,470 Show data context 134 Show data context
Low tech 27,100 Show data context 275 Show data context
High tech. 14,090 Show data context 337 Show data context
Other 6,427 Show data context 1,031 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,507 Show data context 2,322 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 118,008 Show data context 193,547 Show data context
Wood and paper 6,660 Show data context 2,838 Show data context
Chemicals 4,059 Show data context 585 Show data context
Low tech 43,473 Show data context 689 Show data context
High tech. 25,564 Show data context 735 Show data context
Other 27,952 Show data context 9,050 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 12,734 Show data context 14,002 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 173,720 Show data context 269,945 Show data context
Wood and paper 13,405 Show data context 5,612 Show data context
Chemicals 16,494 Show data context 5,299 Show data context
Low tech 62,362 Show data context 2,379 Show data context
High tech. 79,021 Show data context 2,473 Show data context
Other 30,718 Show data context 6,656 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 20,896 Show data context 17,036 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 156,870 Show data context 224,337 Show data context
Wood and paper 11,647 Show data context 6,795 Show data context
Chemicals 15,839 Show data context 7,255 Show data context
Low tech 34,461 Show data context 4,821 Show data context
High tech. 90,368 Show data context 10,839 Show data context
Other 25,660 Show data context 9,700 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 24,740 Show data context 17,237 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 127,608 Show data context 193,801 Show data context
Wood and paper 16,931 Show data context 9,314 Show data context
Chemicals 32,533 Show data context 14,139 Show data context
Low tech 45,139 Show data context 9,832 Show data context
High tech. 151,015 Show data context 32,780 Show data context
Other 29,858 Show data context 12,533 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 25,967 Show data context 13,781 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 56,521 Show data context 61,983 Show data context
Wood and paper 19,075 Show data context 5,920 Show data context
Chemicals 48,411 Show data context 12,756 Show data context
Low tech 39,674 Show data context 6,658 Show data context
High tech. 132,564 Show data context 29,063 Show data context
Other 16,123 Show data context 4,720 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, Greater Manchester Met.C through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 27th October 2021