Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 148 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 679 Show data context 478 Show data context
Wood and paper 160 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 250 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 331 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 201 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 235 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 519 Show data context 776 Show data context
Wood and paper 157 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 126 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 450 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 840 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 195 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,311 Show data context 186 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,505 Show data context 3,243 Show data context
Wood and paper 631 Show data context 117 Show data context
Chemicals 981 Show data context 101 Show data context
Low tech 1,900 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 3,141 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 2,847 Show data context 550 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,823 Show data context 3,649 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,850 Show data context 12,538 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,577 Show data context 1,206 Show data context
Chemicals 5,498 Show data context 1,956 Show data context
Low tech 5,513 Show data context 612 Show data context
High tech. 13,274 Show data context 337 Show data context
Other 7,568 Show data context 1,560 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 8,514 Show data context 6,800 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,529 Show data context 11,222 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,230 Show data context 1,254 Show data context
Chemicals 6,622 Show data context 3,786 Show data context
Low tech 5,476 Show data context 1,216 Show data context
High tech. 11,117 Show data context 1,705 Show data context
Other 7,469 Show data context 3,992 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 8,361 Show data context 3,965 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,813 Show data context 4,572 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,395 Show data context 812 Show data context
Chemicals 7,739 Show data context 3,685 Show data context
Low tech 3,859 Show data context 988 Show data context
High tech. 11,575 Show data context 1,344 Show data context
Other 3,790 Show data context 2,103 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,240 Show data context 2,660 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 870 Show data context 2,400 Show data context
Wood and paper 700 Show data context 300 Show data context
Chemicals 3,820 Show data context 1,290 Show data context
Low tech 2,300 Show data context 490 Show data context
High tech. 6,210 Show data context 1,090 Show data context
Other 1,580 Show data context 500 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, Newham District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 29th February 2020