Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 812 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,095 Show data context 841 Show data context
Wood and paper 518 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 50 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 1,037 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 798 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 293 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,059 Show data context 87 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,751 Show data context 2,123 Show data context
Wood and paper 702 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 88 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,102 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 608 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 307 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 834 Show data context 96 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,204 Show data context 1,800 Show data context
Wood and paper 581 Show data context 38 Show data context
Chemicals 113 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 1,471 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 672 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 855 Show data context 102 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,641 Show data context 613 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,383 Show data context 3,240 Show data context
Wood and paper 685 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 234 Show data context 28 Show data context
Low tech 1,750 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 1,445 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 1,266 Show data context 90 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,995 Show data context 453 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 995 Show data context 1,023 Show data context
Wood and paper 705 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 240 Show data context 57 Show data context
Low tech 1,993 Show data context 53 Show data context
High tech. 3,024 Show data context 148 Show data context
Other 1,198 Show data context 183 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,001 Show data context 694 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 422 Show data context 977 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,177 Show data context 148 Show data context
Chemicals 663 Show data context 438 Show data context
Low tech 2,588 Show data context 425 Show data context
High tech. 5,812 Show data context 725 Show data context
Other 1,609 Show data context 474 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,259 Show data context 801 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 487 Show data context 1,149 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,280 Show data context 520 Show data context
Chemicals 3,485 Show data context 2,178 Show data context
Low tech 7,424 Show data context 1,343 Show data context
High tech. 19,445 Show data context 5,678 Show data context
Other 2,330 Show data context 920 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, West Sussex through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th July 2019