Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 124 Show data context 61 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,549 Show data context 673 Show data context
Wood and paper 136 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 427 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 297 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 108 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 186 Show data context 63 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 786 Show data context 1,002 Show data context
Wood and paper 140 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 55 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 581 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 531 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 110 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 137 Show data context 73 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 660 Show data context 1,196 Show data context
Wood and paper 106 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,162 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 643 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 729 Show data context 161 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 380 Show data context 522 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,104 Show data context 1,756 Show data context
Wood and paper 186 Show data context 47 Show data context
Chemicals 174 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 1,671 Show data context 120 Show data context
High tech. 809 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 800 Show data context 100 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 205 Show data context 211 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 246 Show data context 247 Show data context
Wood and paper 162 Show data context 35 Show data context
Chemicals 241 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 811 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 374 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 170 Show data context 47 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 330 Show data context 224 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 865 Show data context 1,654 Show data context
Wood and paper 250 Show data context 187 Show data context
Chemicals 2,669 Show data context 270 Show data context
Low tech 822 Show data context 26 Show data context
High tech. 1,220 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 210 Show data context 114 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 441 Show data context 153 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 936 Show data context 838 Show data context
Wood and paper 407 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 1,952 Show data context 192 Show data context
Low tech 2,080 Show data context 85 Show data context
High tech. 1,083 Show data context 161 Show data context
Other 257 Show data context 75 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, Copeland District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 12th December 2019