Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 423 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 858 Show data context 403 Show data context
Wood and paper 329 Show data context 1,278 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 366 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 378 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 719 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 542 Show data context 777 Show data context
Wood and paper 147 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 321 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 194 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 92 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 731 Show data context 44 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 376 Show data context 553 Show data context
Wood and paper 122 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 357 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 224 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 245 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 486 Show data context 172 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 504 Show data context 1,040 Show data context
Wood and paper 311 Show data context 182 Show data context
Chemicals 159 Show data context 73 Show data context
Low tech 439 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 493 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 638 Show data context 218 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,110 Show data context 146 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 359 Show data context 263 Show data context
Wood and paper 323 Show data context 201 Show data context
Chemicals 226 Show data context 249 Show data context
Low tech 258 Show data context 41 Show data context
High tech. 649 Show data context 41 Show data context
Other 516 Show data context 319 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 917 Show data context 213 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 174 Show data context 183 Show data context
Wood and paper 167 Show data context 225 Show data context
Chemicals 800 Show data context 646 Show data context
Low tech 429 Show data context 76 Show data context
High tech. 1,688 Show data context 275 Show data context
Other 740 Show data context 579 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 502 Show data context 154 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 163 Show data context 223 Show data context
Wood and paper 682 Show data context 105 Show data context
Chemicals 1,704 Show data context 542 Show data context
Low tech 1,666 Show data context 239 Show data context
High tech. 6,421 Show data context 1,188 Show data context
Other 685 Show data context 257 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, East Hertfordshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd January 2022