Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 32 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,272 Show data context 1,643 Show data context
Wood and paper 55 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 269 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 153 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 86 Show data context 36 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 483 Show data context 102 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,648 Show data context 2,160 Show data context
Wood and paper 354 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 178 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 1,128 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 1,883 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 429 Show data context 68 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 300 Show data context 129 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 752 Show data context 1,274 Show data context
Wood and paper 202 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 110 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 459 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 549 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 729 Show data context 207 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,025 Show data context 1,185 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,622 Show data context 13,980 Show data context
Wood and paper 983 Show data context 266 Show data context
Chemicals 918 Show data context 613 Show data context
Low tech 2,309 Show data context 104 Show data context
High tech. 4,300 Show data context 80 Show data context
Other 1,774 Show data context 298 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,663 Show data context 1,961 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,169 Show data context 2,910 Show data context
Wood and paper 752 Show data context 283 Show data context
Chemicals 1,371 Show data context 1,131 Show data context
Low tech 1,291 Show data context 472 Show data context
High tech. 3,723 Show data context 338 Show data context
Other 1,314 Show data context 344 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,351 Show data context 1,836 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,223 Show data context 2,284 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,023 Show data context 218 Show data context
Chemicals 1,112 Show data context 462 Show data context
Low tech 1,885 Show data context 472 Show data context
High tech. 7,332 Show data context 1,123 Show data context
Other 1,275 Show data context 794 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,099 Show data context 2,026 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,405 Show data context 2,056 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,378 Show data context 314 Show data context
Chemicals 2,150 Show data context 695 Show data context
Low tech 3,802 Show data context 1,683 Show data context
High tech. 9,125 Show data context 1,973 Show data context
Other 829 Show data context 344 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, Sefton District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 03rd April 2020