Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 777 Show data context 33 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,124 Show data context 1,700 Show data context
Wood and paper 380 Show data context 119 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,046 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 545 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 236 Show data context 42 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 871 Show data context 38 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,975 Show data context 4,159 Show data context
Wood and paper 545 Show data context 383 Show data context
Chemicals 120 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 1,217 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 479 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 324 Show data context 95 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,012 Show data context 112 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,098 Show data context 7,615 Show data context
Wood and paper 663 Show data context 414 Show data context
Chemicals 151 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 1,218 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 831 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 903 Show data context 92 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 798 Show data context 145 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,821 Show data context 8,443 Show data context
Wood and paper 404 Show data context 79 Show data context
Chemicals 151 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 629 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 667 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 702 Show data context 71 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 846 Show data context 296 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,349 Show data context 7,051 Show data context
Wood and paper 997 Show data context 111 Show data context
Chemicals 103 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 468 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 792 Show data context 55 Show data context
Other 388 Show data context 89 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 794 Show data context 112 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,139 Show data context 6,202 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,165 Show data context 122 Show data context
Chemicals 105 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 282 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 742 Show data context 52 Show data context
Other 301 Show data context 52 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 416 Show data context 131 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,220 Show data context 5,270 Show data context
Wood and paper 676 Show data context 80 Show data context
Chemicals 173 Show data context 135 Show data context
Low tech 534 Show data context 170 Show data context
High tech. 1,270 Show data context 259 Show data context
Other 208 Show data context 72 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, Scottish Borders District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th March 2019