Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 427 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,123 Show data context 847 Show data context
Wood and paper 280 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 65 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 388 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 314 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 367 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 552 Show data context 68 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,298 Show data context 2,227 Show data context
Wood and paper 202 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 211 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 591 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 461 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 626 Show data context 89 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 629 Show data context 69 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,068 Show data context 1,862 Show data context
Wood and paper 297 Show data context 43 Show data context
Chemicals 203 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 992 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 671 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 1,447 Show data context 254 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,223 Show data context 990 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,687 Show data context 7,115 Show data context
Wood and paper 834 Show data context 178 Show data context
Chemicals 534 Show data context 113 Show data context
Low tech 2,498 Show data context 216 Show data context
High tech. 5,630 Show data context 790 Show data context
Other 3,457 Show data context 583 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,252 Show data context 2,809 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,150 Show data context 4,410 Show data context
Wood and paper 984 Show data context 470 Show data context
Chemicals 801 Show data context 586 Show data context
Low tech 1,817 Show data context 370 Show data context
High tech. 7,856 Show data context 1,995 Show data context
Other 4,161 Show data context 1,265 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,368 Show data context 3,524 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 561 Show data context 1,026 Show data context
Wood and paper 774 Show data context 462 Show data context
Chemicals 1,221 Show data context 657 Show data context
Low tech 2,366 Show data context 591 Show data context
High tech. 9,127 Show data context 3,072 Show data context
Other 2,990 Show data context 1,292 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,630 Show data context 1,630 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 730 Show data context 770 Show data context
Wood and paper 390 Show data context 130 Show data context
Chemicals 840 Show data context 620 Show data context
Low tech 1,500 Show data context 340 Show data context
High tech. 4,390 Show data context 1,780 Show data context
Other 1,200 Show data context 630 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, Hammersmith and Fulham 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