Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 56 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 361 Show data context 268 Show data context
Wood and paper 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 80 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 62 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 67 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 176 Show data context 309 Show data context
Wood and paper 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 169 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 92 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 35 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 115 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 194 Show data context 458 Show data context
Wood and paper 51 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 301 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 141 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 173 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 317 Show data context 111 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 416 Show data context 971 Show data context
Wood and paper 83 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 402 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 379 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 359 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 493 Show data context 169 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 216 Show data context 298 Show data context
Wood and paper 284 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 643 Show data context 34 Show data context
Low tech 1,399 Show data context 160 Show data context
High tech. 673 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other 367 Show data context 56 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 593 Show data context 321 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 134 Show data context 167 Show data context
Wood and paper 258 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 414 Show data context 158 Show data context
Low tech 2,119 Show data context 992 Show data context
High tech. 2,710 Show data context 407 Show data context
Other 418 Show data context 128 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,270 Show data context 831 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 61 Show data context 120 Show data context
Wood and paper 230 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 950 Show data context 447 Show data context
Low tech 1,950 Show data context 970 Show data context
High tech. 8,479 Show data context 2,038 Show data context
Other 369 Show data context 90 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, Poole UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th May 2019