Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 671 Show data context 54 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,921 Show data context 1,252 Show data context
Wood & paper 521 Show data context 50 Show data context
Chemicals 165 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 3,484 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 1,779 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 339 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 654 Show data context 109 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,801 Show data context 3,011 Show data context
Wood & paper 352 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 257 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 2,805 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 1,337 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 305 Show data context 16 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 420 Show data context 111 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,959 Show data context 2,544 Show data context
Wood & paper 252 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 241 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,681 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 914 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 1,177 Show data context 79 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 533 Show data context 380 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,246 Show data context 2,123 Show data context
Wood & paper 302 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 316 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 3,210 Show data context 87 Show data context
High tech. 5,875 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 1,748 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 889 Show data context 465 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 709 Show data context 535 Show data context
Wood & paper 533 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 271 Show data context 53 Show data context
Low tech 1,011 Show data context 103 Show data context
High tech. 1,721 Show data context 78 Show data context
Other 633 Show data context 233 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,070 Show data context 731 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 321 Show data context 1,132 Show data context
Wood & paper 529 Show data context 282 Show data context
Chemicals 1,324 Show data context 195 Show data context
Low tech 1,780 Show data context 183 Show data context
High tech. 2,458 Show data context 768 Show data context
Other 588 Show data context 357 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,089 Show data context 340 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 941 Show data context 884 Show data context
Wood & paper 954 Show data context 163 Show data context
Chemicals 2,018 Show data context 497 Show data context
Low tech 3,454 Show data context 358 Show data context
High tech. 10,469 Show data context 1,463 Show data context
Other 513 Show data context 213 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, Northumberland UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 28th May 2024