Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 291 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 742 Show data context 251 Show data context
Wood and paper 196 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 392 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 300 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 80 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 264 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 598 Show data context 574 Show data context
Wood and paper 222 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 419 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 183 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 65 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 237 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 384 Show data context 380 Show data context
Wood and paper 153 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 436 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 165 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 168 Show data context 22 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 412 Show data context 95 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 306 Show data context 530 Show data context
Wood and paper 114 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 480 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 311 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 227 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 491 Show data context 73 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 284 Show data context 207 Show data context
Wood and paper 217 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 447 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 473 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 188 Show data context 27 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 385 Show data context 117 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 319 Show data context 231 Show data context
Wood and paper 250 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 39 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 350 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 317 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other 154 Show data context 65 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 459 Show data context 148 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 169 Show data context 204 Show data context
Wood and paper 386 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 392 Show data context 160 Show data context
Low tech 836 Show data context 117 Show data context
High tech. 1,900 Show data context 506 Show data context
Other 536 Show data context 211 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, Wealden District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th August 2020