Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 50 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 184 Show data context 57 Show data context
Wood and paper 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 85 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 60 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 62 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 166 Show data context 151 Show data context
Wood and paper 40 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 93 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 84 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 259 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 626 Show data context 758 Show data context
Wood and paper 300 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 326 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 629 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 843 Show data context 42 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,691 Show data context 714 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 838 Show data context 1,817 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,035 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 289 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 1,484 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 2,364 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 986 Show data context 224 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,679 Show data context 1,060 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 674 Show data context 1,003 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,523 Show data context 75 Show data context
Chemicals 188 Show data context 165 Show data context
Low tech 325 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 1,654 Show data context 41 Show data context
Other 619 Show data context 221 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,867 Show data context 2,044 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 372 Show data context 1,179 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,456 Show data context 132 Show data context
Chemicals 1,037 Show data context 126 Show data context
Low tech 351 Show data context 26 Show data context
High tech. 3,477 Show data context 112 Show data context
Other 478 Show data context 172 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,960 Show data context 3,631 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,182 Show data context 555 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,537 Show data context 212 Show data context
Chemicals 3,036 Show data context 473 Show data context
Low tech 825 Show data context 35 Show data context
High tech. 3,045 Show data context 227 Show data context
Other 344 Show data context 80 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 East Lincolnshire UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th August 2020