Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 430 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,397 Show data context 613 Show data context
Wood and paper 201 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 507 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 402 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 206 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 387 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,009 Show data context 1,885 Show data context
Wood and paper 155 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 360 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 243 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 159 Show data context 49 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 332 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 765 Show data context 1,757 Show data context
Wood and paper 107 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 408 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 277 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 335 Show data context 94 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 516 Show data context 84 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 884 Show data context 1,446 Show data context
Wood and paper 75 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 44 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 431 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 365 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 380 Show data context 294 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 718 Show data context 62 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 487 Show data context 688 Show data context
Wood and paper 109 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 164 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 682 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 174 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 821 Show data context 132 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 282 Show data context 494 Show data context
Wood and paper 123 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 120 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 906 Show data context 100 Show data context
Other 189 Show data context 183 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 761 Show data context 186 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 370 Show data context 263 Show data context
Wood and paper 359 Show data context 43 Show data context
Chemicals 523 Show data context 147 Show data context
Low tech 564 Show data context 55 Show data context
High tech. 2,512 Show data context 395 Show data context
Other 314 Show data context 98 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, St Edmundsbury District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th January 2020