Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 43 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,306 Show data context 969 Show data context
Wood and paper 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 162 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 119 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 255 Show data context 47 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 798 Show data context 1,153 Show data context
Wood and paper 158 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 164 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,018 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 1,430 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 203 Show data context 25 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 521 Show data context 180 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 928 Show data context 1,818 Show data context
Wood and paper 220 Show data context 32 Show data context
Chemicals 310 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 2,017 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 2,889 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 1,355 Show data context 140 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,571 Show data context 883 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,460 Show data context 5,357 Show data context
Wood and paper 476 Show data context 365 Show data context
Chemicals 1,728 Show data context 766 Show data context
Low tech 2,114 Show data context 79 Show data context
High tech. 10,153 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other 2,195 Show data context 330 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,826 Show data context 1,547 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,488 Show data context 1,446 Show data context
Wood and paper 565 Show data context 141 Show data context
Chemicals 4,839 Show data context 2,019 Show data context
Low tech 1,288 Show data context 149 Show data context
High tech. 5,330 Show data context 325 Show data context
Other 1,996 Show data context 581 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,219 Show data context 1,732 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,212 Show data context 1,403 Show data context
Wood and paper 656 Show data context 188 Show data context
Chemicals 6,752 Show data context 2,593 Show data context
Low tech 1,290 Show data context 346 Show data context
High tech. 14,769 Show data context 471 Show data context
Other 1,071 Show data context 646 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,664 Show data context 2,568 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,490 Show data context 1,474 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,196 Show data context 363 Show data context
Chemicals 7,314 Show data context 2,964 Show data context
Low tech 2,577 Show data context 369 Show data context
High tech. 15,228 Show data context 1,706 Show data context
Other 476 Show data context 906 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, Wirral District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th October 2019