Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 785 Show data context 35 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,996 Show data context 4,135 Show data context
Wood and paper 870 Show data context 962 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 818 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 681 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 517 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 976 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,094 Show data context 10,672 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,030 Show data context 160 Show data context
Chemicals 64 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 966 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 524 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 1,446 Show data context 171 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 860 Show data context 55 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,424 Show data context 5,966 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,075 Show data context 786 Show data context
Chemicals 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 797 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 480 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 2,585 Show data context 328 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,146 Show data context 311 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,730 Show data context 2,458 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,089 Show data context 373 Show data context
Chemicals 180 Show data context 39 Show data context
Low tech 1,377 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 3,279 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 3,773 Show data context 1,018 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,553 Show data context 563 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,141 Show data context 1,049 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,742 Show data context 342 Show data context
Chemicals 174 Show data context 66 Show data context
Low tech 1,336 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 2,158 Show data context 224 Show data context
Other 9,867 Show data context 2,230 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,699 Show data context 816 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 885 Show data context 1,439 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,921 Show data context 707 Show data context
Chemicals 675 Show data context 647 Show data context
Low tech 3,713 Show data context 552 Show data context
High tech. 6,461 Show data context 2,140 Show data context
Other 11,513 Show data context 2,870 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,985 Show data context 928 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 449 Show data context 898 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,947 Show data context 552 Show data context
Chemicals 4,048 Show data context 2,077 Show data context
Low tech 6,296 Show data context 940 Show data context
High tech. 17,215 Show data context 4,145 Show data context
Other 6,348 Show data context 1,746 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, Buckinghamshire through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th September 2021