Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 20 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,455 Show data context 1,052 Show data context
Wood & paper 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 172 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 98 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 55 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 203 Show data context 41 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 723 Show data context 878 Show data context
Wood & paper 160 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 406 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,133 Show data context 92 Show data context
High tech. 1,021 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 188 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 119 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 194 Show data context 337 Show data context
Wood & paper 34 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 95 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 649 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 552 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 188 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 151 Show data context 155 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,890 Show data context 2,449 Show data context
Wood & paper 135 Show data context 45 Show data context
Chemicals 177 Show data context 36 Show data context
Low tech 457 Show data context 22 Show data context
High tech. 557 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 286 Show data context 42 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 719 Show data context 518 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 302 Show data context 430 Show data context
Wood & paper 148 Show data context 123 Show data context
Chemicals 300 Show data context 131 Show data context
Low tech 800 Show data context 150 Show data context
High tech. 2,962 Show data context 606 Show data context
Other 449 Show data context 213 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 693 Show data context 613 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 209 Show data context 573 Show data context
Wood & paper 239 Show data context 264 Show data context
Chemicals 774 Show data context 368 Show data context
Low tech 1,443 Show data context 284 Show data context
High tech. 7,689 Show data context 2,341 Show data context
Other 908 Show data context 565 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,191 Show data context 3,842 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,779 Show data context 1,211 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,277 Show data context 518 Show data context
Chemicals 2,542 Show data context 695 Show data context
Low tech 4,395 Show data context 667 Show data context
High tech. 11,252 Show data context 4,003 Show data context
Other 2,047 Show data context 453 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, Knowsley District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th June 2024