Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 601 Show data context 28 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,951 Show data context 792 Show data context
Wood and paper 279 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 790 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 602 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 216 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 655 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,296 Show data context 2,098 Show data context
Wood and paper 265 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 69 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 702 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 470 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 223 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 662 Show data context 37 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 804 Show data context 1,430 Show data context
Wood and paper 170 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 53 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 685 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 462 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 457 Show data context 49 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 824 Show data context 137 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 645 Show data context 1,195 Show data context
Wood and paper 166 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 182 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 787 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 832 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 580 Show data context 149 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,147 Show data context 105 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 311 Show data context 238 Show data context
Wood and paper 303 Show data context 79 Show data context
Chemicals 319 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 308 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 779 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 301 Show data context 91 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,300 Show data context 578 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 219 Show data context 189 Show data context
Wood and paper 291 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 533 Show data context 34 Show data context
Low tech 183 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 1,002 Show data context 76 Show data context
Other 205 Show data context 89 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,342 Show data context 377 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 69 Show data context 153 Show data context
Wood and paper 411 Show data context 45 Show data context
Chemicals 506 Show data context 150 Show data context
Low tech 627 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 2,681 Show data context 374 Show data context
Other 459 Show data context 81 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, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10097824/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 15th December 2019