Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 35 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,426 Show data context 1,765 Show data context
Wood and paper 57 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 299 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 161 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 99 Show data context 53 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 150 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 970 Show data context 1,174 Show data context
Wood and paper 136 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 542 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,689 Show data context 148 Show data context
High tech. 801 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 144 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 233 Show data context 76 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 538 Show data context 1,089 Show data context
Wood and paper 279 Show data context 123 Show data context
Chemicals 1,106 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 4,850 Show data context 641 Show data context
High tech. 1,216 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 900 Show data context 123 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 510 Show data context 469 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,530 Show data context 5,685 Show data context
Wood and paper 623 Show data context 60 Show data context
Chemicals 1,676 Show data context 138 Show data context
Low tech 9,756 Show data context 902 Show data context
High tech. 2,038 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other 1,257 Show data context 100 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 895 Show data context 441 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 608 Show data context 1,489 Show data context
Wood and paper 208 Show data context 150 Show data context
Chemicals 365 Show data context 225 Show data context
Low tech 10,646 Show data context 2,116 Show data context
High tech. 4,419 Show data context 327 Show data context
Other 445 Show data context 231 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 996 Show data context 840 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 673 Show data context 1,536 Show data context
Wood and paper 795 Show data context 556 Show data context
Chemicals 595 Show data context 581 Show data context
Low tech 16,403 Show data context 5,280 Show data context
High tech. 5,612 Show data context 631 Show data context
Other 1,106 Show data context 723 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,232 Show data context 587 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,295 Show data context 2,641 Show data context
Wood and paper 842 Show data context 186 Show data context
Chemicals 3,122 Show data context 1,038 Show data context
Low tech 17,598 Show data context 4,574 Show data context
High tech. 5,874 Show data context 1,367 Show data context
Other 566 Show data context 85 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, St Helens District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd September 2021