Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 695 Show data context 29 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,659 Show data context 2,391 Show data context
Wood and paper 389 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,281 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 538 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 318 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 703 Show data context 58 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,799 Show data context 6,055 Show data context
Wood and paper 412 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 151 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 1,521 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 520 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 360 Show data context 67 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 777 Show data context 94 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,643 Show data context 4,222 Show data context
Wood and paper 352 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 133 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 1,426 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 656 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 666 Show data context 41 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 906 Show data context 133 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,541 Show data context 4,111 Show data context
Wood and paper 293 Show data context 27 Show data context
Chemicals 199 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 971 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 998 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 796 Show data context 86 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,218 Show data context 440 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,344 Show data context 2,298 Show data context
Wood and paper 916 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 172 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 1,011 Show data context 48 Show data context
High tech. 1,192 Show data context 71 Show data context
Other 414 Show data context 112 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,662 Show data context 542 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 650 Show data context 1,949 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,131 Show data context 35 Show data context
Chemicals 1,429 Show data context 609 Show data context
Low tech 527 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 1,190 Show data context 105 Show data context
Other 344 Show data context 104 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,721 Show data context 831 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 996 Show data context 2,629 Show data context
Wood and paper 741 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 2,954 Show data context 622 Show data context
Low tech 730 Show data context 101 Show data context
High tech. 1,652 Show data context 233 Show data context
Other 131 Show data context 100 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, Dumfries and Galloway District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th October 2019