Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 214 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,418 Show data context 884 Show data context
Wood and paper 187 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 371 Show data context 40 Show data context
High tech. 201 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 456 Show data context 48 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,347 Show data context 2,400 Show data context
Wood and paper 265 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 135 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 742 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 468 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 269 Show data context 96 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 194 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,035 Show data context 1,714 Show data context
Wood and paper 160 Show data context 176 Show data context
Chemicals 48 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 551 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 241 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 173 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 564 Show data context 228 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,304 Show data context 2,000 Show data context
Wood and paper 235 Show data context 93 Show data context
Chemicals 102 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 836 Show data context 99 Show data context
High tech. 712 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 602 Show data context 99 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,283 Show data context 1,045 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,020 Show data context 1,824 Show data context
Wood and paper 344 Show data context 122 Show data context
Chemicals 308 Show data context 95 Show data context
Low tech 1,024 Show data context 68 Show data context
High tech. 1,921 Show data context 91 Show data context
Other 704 Show data context 195 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 896 Show data context 731 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,056 Show data context 1,253 Show data context
Wood and paper 564 Show data context 386 Show data context
Chemicals 398 Show data context 96 Show data context
Low tech 990 Show data context 139 Show data context
High tech. 17,346 Show data context 2,254 Show data context
Other 744 Show data context 272 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,009 Show data context 350 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,233 Show data context 339 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,186 Show data context 238 Show data context
Chemicals 1,864 Show data context 250 Show data context
Low tech 1,526 Show data context 161 Show data context
High tech. 16,882 Show data context 1,242 Show data context
Other 645 Show data context 114 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, South Gloucestershire UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 08th July 2020