Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 194 Show data context 81 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,822 Show data context 6,839 Show data context
Wood & paper 205 Show data context 42 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 774 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 642 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 362 Show data context 81 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 223 Show data context 69 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,221 Show data context 6,639 Show data context
Wood & paper 132 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 52 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 780 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 436 Show data context 41 Show data context
Other 224 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 677 Show data context 173 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,328 Show data context 16,627 Show data context
Wood & paper 390 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 140 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,787 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 1,415 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 1,314 Show data context 247 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 986 Show data context 738 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,594 Show data context 21,671 Show data context
Wood & paper 603 Show data context 158 Show data context
Chemicals 397 Show data context 67 Show data context
Low tech 2,182 Show data context 126 Show data context
High tech. 3,587 Show data context 140 Show data context
Other 1,516 Show data context 135 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,240 Show data context 1,096 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,076 Show data context 12,460 Show data context
Wood & paper 504 Show data context 153 Show data context
Chemicals 969 Show data context 252 Show data context
Low tech 1,104 Show data context 41 Show data context
High tech. 3,550 Show data context 438 Show data context
Other 1,081 Show data context 520 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,039 Show data context 1,053 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,815 Show data context 9,147 Show data context
Wood & paper 583 Show data context 326 Show data context
Chemicals 336 Show data context 110 Show data context
Low tech 1,075 Show data context 117 Show data context
High tech. 8,753 Show data context 2,351 Show data context
Other 1,366 Show data context 770 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 836 Show data context 527 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,053 Show data context 2,818 Show data context
Wood & paper 658 Show data context 237 Show data context
Chemicals 854 Show data context 243 Show data context
Low tech 945 Show data context 109 Show data context
High tech. 9,985 Show data context 2,673 Show data context
Other 698 Show data context 425 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, Preston District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th June 2024