Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 407 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,188 Show data context 492 Show data context
Wood and paper 169 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 517 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 381 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 98 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 511 Show data context 41 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 997 Show data context 1,169 Show data context
Wood and paper 152 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 44 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 558 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 302 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 94 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 360 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 605 Show data context 774 Show data context
Wood and paper 91 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 109 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 552 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 284 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 273 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 421 Show data context 65 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 374 Show data context 612 Show data context
Wood and paper 91 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 140 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 456 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 490 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 304 Show data context 79 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 547 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 343 Show data context 192 Show data context
Wood and paper 156 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 362 Show data context 37 Show data context
Low tech 374 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 538 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 102 Show data context 18 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 668 Show data context 140 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 132 Show data context 168 Show data context
Wood and paper 160 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 772 Show data context 168 Show data context
Low tech 231 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 809 Show data context 108 Show data context
Other 60 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 564 Show data context 120 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 140 Show data context 119 Show data context
Wood and paper 171 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 873 Show data context 149 Show data context
Low tech 358 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 1,474 Show data context 196 Show data context
Other 171 Show data context 41 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, Mid Suffolk District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 03rd December 2021