Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 376 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 968 Show data context 444 Show data context
Wood and paper 222 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 451 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 348 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 152 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 397 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 644 Show data context 802 Show data context
Wood and paper 275 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 381 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 194 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 110 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 232 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 376 Show data context 548 Show data context
Wood and paper 281 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 374 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 159 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 255 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 387 Show data context 113 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 302 Show data context 589 Show data context
Wood and paper 205 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 451 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 334 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 263 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 684 Show data context 67 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 245 Show data context 197 Show data context
Wood and paper 189 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 379 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 463 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 197 Show data context 34 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 683 Show data context 206 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 96 Show data context 110 Show data context
Wood and paper 285 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 150 Show data context 75 Show data context
Low tech 300 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 724 Show data context 119 Show data context
Other 299 Show data context 90 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 329 Show data context 82 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 64 Show data context 119 Show data context
Wood and paper 357 Show data context 50 Show data context
Chemicals 343 Show data context 155 Show data context
Low tech 1,040 Show data context 137 Show data context
High tech. 2,290 Show data context 470 Show data context
Other 385 Show data context 107 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, Chichester District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 31st May 2020