Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 239 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,271 Show data context 718 Show data context
Wood & paper 129 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 204 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 167 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 248 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,260 Show data context 1,441 Show data context
Wood & paper 158 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 210 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 138 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 46 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 187 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,156 Show data context 1,348 Show data context
Wood & paper 80 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 279 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 141 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 112 Show data context 46 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 306 Show data context 61 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,930 Show data context 2,998 Show data context
Wood & paper 100 Show data context 94 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 598 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 446 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 276 Show data context 22 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 263 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,721 Show data context 3,682 Show data context
Wood & paper 100 Show data context 152 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 565 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 428 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other 142 Show data context 42 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 255 Show data context 93 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,494 Show data context 4,211 Show data context
Wood & paper 111 Show data context 189 Show data context
Chemicals 68 Show data context 40 Show data context
Low tech 186 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 623 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other 178 Show data context 149 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 508 Show data context 186 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,796 Show data context 1,257 Show data context
Wood & paper 247 Show data context 58 Show data context
Chemicals 392 Show data context 102 Show data context
Low tech 2,811 Show data context 166 Show data context
High tech. 1,642 Show data context 234 Show data context
Other 99 Show data context 47 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, East Northamptonshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th May 2024