Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,219 Show data context 204 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,234 Show data context 9,330 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,595 Show data context 133 Show data context
Chemicals 99 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 3,639 Show data context 46 Show data context
High tech. 1,796 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 1,249 Show data context 230 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,615 Show data context 322 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,876 Show data context 18,662 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,816 Show data context 338 Show data context
Chemicals 430 Show data context 30 Show data context
Low tech 4,074 Show data context 181 Show data context
High tech. 2,444 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 1,271 Show data context 221 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,900 Show data context 276 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,407 Show data context 13,234 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,268 Show data context 422 Show data context
Chemicals 310 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 3,201 Show data context 62 Show data context
High tech. 2,445 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 2,574 Show data context 592 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,000 Show data context 1,126 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,939 Show data context 12,083 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,190 Show data context 407 Show data context
Chemicals 476 Show data context 97 Show data context
Low tech 3,476 Show data context 111 Show data context
High tech. 3,764 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 3,239 Show data context 440 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,773 Show data context 775 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,689 Show data context 3,779 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,284 Show data context 319 Show data context
Chemicals 442 Show data context 160 Show data context
Low tech 2,963 Show data context 192 Show data context
High tech. 4,238 Show data context 128 Show data context
Other 2,601 Show data context 491 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,026 Show data context 1,015 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,691 Show data context 3,197 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,255 Show data context 516 Show data context
Chemicals 448 Show data context 200 Show data context
Low tech 3,047 Show data context 588 Show data context
High tech. 5,169 Show data context 596 Show data context
Other 2,383 Show data context 706 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,033 Show data context 783 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,098 Show data context 2,232 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,811 Show data context 334 Show data context
Chemicals 680 Show data context 256 Show data context
Low tech 3,143 Show data context 541 Show data context
High tech. 8,622 Show data context 1,042 Show data context
Other 1,584 Show data context 279 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, Devon through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th December 2019