Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 535 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,950 Show data context 1,327 Show data context
Wood and paper 270 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,320 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 827 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 280 Show data context 52 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 911 Show data context 49 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,105 Show data context 3,340 Show data context
Wood and paper 443 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 267 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 1,634 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 1,453 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 490 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 590 Show data context 40 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,901 Show data context 1,856 Show data context
Wood and paper 163 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 184 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 1,285 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 795 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 690 Show data context 72 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 512 Show data context 348 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,092 Show data context 3,359 Show data context
Wood and paper 239 Show data context 23 Show data context
Chemicals 550 Show data context 33 Show data context
Low tech 1,664 Show data context 33 Show data context
High tech. 1,669 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 921 Show data context 48 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,368 Show data context 269 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,282 Show data context 725 Show data context
Wood and paper 841 Show data context 71 Show data context
Chemicals 740 Show data context 125 Show data context
Low tech 1,124 Show data context 137 Show data context
High tech. 2,064 Show data context 145 Show data context
Other 732 Show data context 146 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,394 Show data context 491 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 922 Show data context 1,085 Show data context
Wood and paper 825 Show data context 118 Show data context
Chemicals 1,868 Show data context 265 Show data context
Low tech 1,614 Show data context 160 Show data context
High tech. 4,829 Show data context 1,294 Show data context
Other 536 Show data context 263 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,384 Show data context 281 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,366 Show data context 651 Show data context
Wood and paper 848 Show data context 146 Show data context
Chemicals 2,677 Show data context 326 Show data context
Low tech 2,562 Show data context 226 Show data context
High tech. 8,924 Show data context 993 Show data context
Other 169 Show data context 47 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 Riding of Yorkshire UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th September 2020