Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 774 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,773 Show data context 1,495 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,254 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 996 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 799 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 262 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 999 Show data context 34 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,196 Show data context 3,785 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,273 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 139 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 1,331 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 904 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 340 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,228 Show data context 60 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,425 Show data context 2,670 Show data context
Wood & paper 949 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 128 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,367 Show data context 24 Show data context
High tech. 925 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 714 Show data context 59 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,063 Show data context 1,797 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,862 Show data context 2,923 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,109 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 144 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 1,089 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 1,036 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 763 Show data context 51 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,597 Show data context 1,746 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 972 Show data context 656 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,091 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 77 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 1,175 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 882 Show data context 34 Show data context
Other 474 Show data context 60 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,297 Show data context 308 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,197 Show data context 472 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,276 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 170 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 996 Show data context 84 Show data context
High tech. 722 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other 404 Show data context 64 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,607 Show data context 360 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,093 Show data context 439 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,243 Show data context 85 Show data context
Chemicals 114 Show data context 51 Show data context
Low tech 1,130 Show data context 151 Show data context
High tech. 1,268 Show data context 156 Show data context
Other 302 Show data context 135 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, Highland District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 29th May 2024