Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 194 Show data context 89 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,489 Show data context 592 Show data context
Wood and paper 319 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,264 Show data context 24 Show data context
High tech. 321 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 173 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 278 Show data context 153 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,973 Show data context 2,065 Show data context
Wood and paper 277 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 79 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,874 Show data context 104 Show data context
High tech. 310 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 185 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 176 Show data context 82 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,726 Show data context 2,093 Show data context
Wood and paper 153 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 145 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 4,418 Show data context 747 Show data context
High tech. 362 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 724 Show data context 33 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 391 Show data context 225 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,741 Show data context 3,570 Show data context
Wood and paper 344 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 174 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 8,422 Show data context 906 Show data context
High tech. 1,311 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 1,525 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 695 Show data context 147 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 916 Show data context 1,072 Show data context
Wood and paper 488 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 122 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 8,945 Show data context 1,138 Show data context
High tech. 1,092 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 380 Show data context 39 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,366 Show data context 384 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 315 Show data context 438 Show data context
Wood and paper 372 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 1,110 Show data context 79 Show data context
Low tech 8,205 Show data context 1,491 Show data context
High tech. 2,871 Show data context 838 Show data context
Other 676 Show data context 287 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,524 Show data context 321 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 185 Show data context 339 Show data context
Wood and paper 187 Show data context 29 Show data context
Chemicals 335 Show data context 48 Show data context
Low tech 5,383 Show data context 302 Show data context
High tech. 5,664 Show data context 1,191 Show data context
Other 436 Show data context 107 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, Carmarthenshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 27th May 2019