Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 410 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,379 Show data context 996 Show data context
Wood and paper 262 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 62 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 414 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 367 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 521 Show data context 44 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 721 Show data context 87 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,002 Show data context 3,273 Show data context
Wood and paper 338 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 257 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 878 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 560 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 931 Show data context 142 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,098 Show data context 159 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,701 Show data context 5,611 Show data context
Wood and paper 577 Show data context 118 Show data context
Chemicals 446 Show data context 16 Show data context
Low tech 1,543 Show data context 39 Show data context
High tech. 1,143 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 2,714 Show data context 664 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,054 Show data context 417 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,262 Show data context 6,575 Show data context
Wood and paper 436 Show data context 77 Show data context
Chemicals 417 Show data context 43 Show data context
Low tech 1,266 Show data context 95 Show data context
High tech. 2,457 Show data context 100 Show data context
Other 2,029 Show data context 440 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,493 Show data context 1,263 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,938 Show data context 3,832 Show data context
Wood and paper 437 Show data context 222 Show data context
Chemicals 514 Show data context 317 Show data context
Low tech 1,255 Show data context 413 Show data context
High tech. 4,054 Show data context 875 Show data context
Other 2,544 Show data context 861 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,273 Show data context 708 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 842 Show data context 1,962 Show data context
Wood and paper 290 Show data context 96 Show data context
Chemicals 756 Show data context 579 Show data context
Low tech 961 Show data context 335 Show data context
High tech. 3,574 Show data context 1,194 Show data context
Other 2,754 Show data context 1,231 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 180 Show data context 140 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 400 Show data context 640 Show data context
Wood and paper 200 Show data context 60 Show data context
Chemicals 440 Show data context 380 Show data context
Low tech 340 Show data context 150 Show data context
High tech. 970 Show data context 430 Show data context
Other 610 Show data context 270 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, Kensington and Chelsea District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th July 2021