Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 208 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,483 Show data context 730 Show data context
Wood & paper 266 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 3,233 Show data context 749 Show data context
High tech. 534 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 158 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 203 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,136 Show data context 2,535 Show data context
Wood & paper 293 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 52 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 2,473 Show data context 996 Show data context
High tech. 288 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 114 Show data context 110 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 230 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,042 Show data context 3,369 Show data context
Wood & paper 202 Show data context 48 Show data context
Chemicals 65 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 3,973 Show data context 2,150 Show data context
High tech. 352 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 535 Show data context 57 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 295 Show data context 83 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 675 Show data context 1,260 Show data context
Wood & paper 139 Show data context 44 Show data context
Chemicals 99 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 3,686 Show data context 790 Show data context
High tech. 880 Show data context 21 Show data context
Other 443 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 257 Show data context 70 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,829 Show data context 5,639 Show data context
Wood & paper 333 Show data context 105 Show data context
Chemicals 104 Show data context 16 Show data context
Low tech 2,379 Show data context 727 Show data context
High tech. 361 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 349 Show data context 98 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 569 Show data context 111 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,441 Show data context 5,022 Show data context
Wood & paper 733 Show data context 234 Show data context
Chemicals 382 Show data context 59 Show data context
Low tech 2,668 Show data context 703 Show data context
High tech. 843 Show data context 93 Show data context
Other 153 Show data context 34 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 516 Show data context 144 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 731 Show data context 598 Show data context
Wood & paper 404 Show data context 75 Show data context
Chemicals 1,125 Show data context 292 Show data context
Low tech 2,810 Show data context 929 Show data context
High tech. 3,416 Show data context 537 Show data context
Other 103 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, Staffordshire Moorlands District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th May 2024