Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,172 Show data context 88 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,469 Show data context 3,026 Show data context
Wood and paper 978 Show data context 110 Show data context
Chemicals 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 2,755 Show data context 33 Show data context
High tech. 2,188 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 796 Show data context 58 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,490 Show data context 179 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,614 Show data context 9,003 Show data context
Wood and paper 936 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 246 Show data context 17 Show data context
Low tech 3,186 Show data context 40 Show data context
High tech. 1,975 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 874 Show data context 280 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,343 Show data context 187 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,831 Show data context 8,321 Show data context
Wood and paper 723 Show data context 73 Show data context
Chemicals 337 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 3,560 Show data context 36 Show data context
High tech. 2,663 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 2,461 Show data context 1,108 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,970 Show data context 993 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,456 Show data context 9,002 Show data context
Wood and paper 940 Show data context 109 Show data context
Chemicals 984 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 4,899 Show data context 36 Show data context
High tech. 6,659 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 3,546 Show data context 1,106 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,334 Show data context 1,348 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,073 Show data context 4,445 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,182 Show data context 74 Show data context
Chemicals 709 Show data context 88 Show data context
Low tech 1,769 Show data context 48 Show data context
High tech. 8,843 Show data context 541 Show data context
Other 3,134 Show data context 658 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,369 Show data context 2,312 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,917 Show data context 4,365 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,392 Show data context 92 Show data context
Chemicals 2,834 Show data context 597 Show data context
Low tech 3,087 Show data context 409 Show data context
High tech. 12,930 Show data context 1,724 Show data context
Other 3,365 Show data context 1,431 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 7,538 Show data context 4,402 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,699 Show data context 2,425 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,165 Show data context 275 Show data context
Chemicals 4,846 Show data context 1,125 Show data context
Low tech 5,295 Show data context 684 Show data context
High tech. 18,909 Show data context 3,407 Show data context
Other 2,467 Show data context 685 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, Suffolk through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd January 2022