Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 163 Show data context 62 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,967 Show data context 7,287 Show data context
Wood and paper 282 Show data context 28 Show data context
Chemicals 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,254 Show data context 33 Show data context
High tech. 780 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 563 Show data context 160 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 121 Show data context 40 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,254 Show data context 1,280 Show data context
Wood and paper 110 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 303 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 203 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 201 Show data context 17 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 153 Show data context 55 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,561 Show data context 2,038 Show data context
Wood and paper 135 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 94 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 759 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 500 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 568 Show data context 69 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 273 Show data context 327 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,038 Show data context 8,465 Show data context
Wood and paper 300 Show data context 86 Show data context
Chemicals 405 Show data context 72 Show data context
Low tech 1,222 Show data context 45 Show data context
High tech. 1,414 Show data context 52 Show data context
Other 632 Show data context 69 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 413 Show data context 234 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,238 Show data context 2,399 Show data context
Wood and paper 347 Show data context 70 Show data context
Chemicals 117 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 352 Show data context 44 Show data context
High tech. 597 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other 4,307 Show data context 284 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 537 Show data context 268 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,211 Show data context 2,779 Show data context
Wood and paper 440 Show data context 80 Show data context
Chemicals 2,183 Show data context 141 Show data context
Low tech 442 Show data context 59 Show data context
High tech. 590 Show data context 99 Show data context
Other 4,092 Show data context 761 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 721 Show data context 291 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,597 Show data context 1,502 Show data context
Wood and paper 784 Show data context 137 Show data context
Chemicals 2,058 Show data context 462 Show data context
Low tech 1,742 Show data context 240 Show data context
High tech. 5,294 Show data context 837 Show data context
Other 327 Show data context 75 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, Lancaster District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th December 2019