Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 344 Show data context 228 Show data context
Wood and paper 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 124 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 35 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 210 Show data context 217 Show data context
Wood and paper 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 313 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 26 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 143 Show data context 61 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 440 Show data context 651 Show data context
Wood and paper 76 Show data context 29 Show data context
Chemicals 110 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,347 Show data context 69 Show data context
High tech. 436 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 631 Show data context 36 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 265 Show data context 129 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,306 Show data context 3,035 Show data context
Wood and paper 220 Show data context 115 Show data context
Chemicals 137 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 2,232 Show data context 206 Show data context
High tech. 1,050 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 644 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 433 Show data context 220 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 573 Show data context 1,421 Show data context
Wood and paper 240 Show data context 522 Show data context
Chemicals 413 Show data context 97 Show data context
Low tech 5,181 Show data context 504 Show data context
High tech. 878 Show data context 44 Show data context
Other 371 Show data context 93 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 587 Show data context 626 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 688 Show data context 1,885 Show data context
Wood and paper 396 Show data context 637 Show data context
Chemicals 955 Show data context 248 Show data context
Low tech 8,147 Show data context 1,087 Show data context
High tech. 4,335 Show data context 737 Show data context
Other 357 Show data context 150 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 679 Show data context 802 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 529 Show data context 645 Show data context
Wood and paper 446 Show data context 442 Show data context
Chemicals 1,050 Show data context 1,501 Show data context
Low tech 4,436 Show data context 1,313 Show data context
High tech. 4,834 Show data context 730 Show data context
Other 315 Show data context 97 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, Chesterfield District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th August 2019