Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 554 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,490 Show data context 635 Show data context
Wood and paper 201 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 618 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 385 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 239 Show data context 17 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 523 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,049 Show data context 1,545 Show data context
Wood and paper 176 Show data context 71 Show data context
Chemicals 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 518 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 265 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 100 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 473 Show data context 37 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 556 Show data context 934 Show data context
Wood and paper 119 Show data context 188 Show data context
Chemicals 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 463 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 345 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 216 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 467 Show data context 121 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 340 Show data context 715 Show data context
Wood and paper 114 Show data context 83 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 989 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 498 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 274 Show data context 25 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 546 Show data context 118 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 304 Show data context 400 Show data context
Wood and paper 220 Show data context 99 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 755 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 485 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 230 Show data context 64 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 687 Show data context 435 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 116 Show data context 260 Show data context
Wood and paper 225 Show data context 74 Show data context
Chemicals 149 Show data context 68 Show data context
Low tech 774 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 473 Show data context 121 Show data context
Other 144 Show data context 66 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 541 Show data context 135 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 46 Show data context 198 Show data context
Wood and paper 730 Show data context 111 Show data context
Chemicals 1,108 Show data context 263 Show data context
Low tech 1,892 Show data context 33 Show data context
High tech. 3,355 Show data context 497 Show data context
Other 294 Show data context 108 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'

This website exists to help people doing personal research projects on particular areas within a locality. So long as you are using our data for only a small number of units, you are not making money out of what you are doing, and you are not systematically re-publishing our data, you do not need to request permission from us, but you do need to acknowledge us as your source with the wording:

"This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth".

Where the above statement is included in a web page or similar online resource, the reference to "www.VisionofBritain.org.uk" must be a working hyperlink.

nCube definition


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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Huntingdonshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10168661/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 23rd January 2022