Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 220 Show data context 171 Show data context
Wood and paper 22 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 81 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 72 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,093 Show data context 2,410 Show data context
Wood and paper 28 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 136 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 50 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 102 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 596 Show data context 2,291 Show data context
Wood and paper 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 78 Show data context 27 Show data context
Low tech 324 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 103 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 157 Show data context 24 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 341 Show data context 115 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 605 Show data context 1,278 Show data context
Wood and paper 97 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 165 Show data context 69 Show data context
Low tech 1,219 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 1,356 Show data context 166 Show data context
Other 542 Show data context 131 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 298 Show data context 40 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,304 Show data context 4,913 Show data context
Wood and paper 79 Show data context 76 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 1,667 Show data context 146 Show data context
High tech. 1,747 Show data context 245 Show data context
Other 172 Show data context 197 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 357 Show data context 172 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,228 Show data context 2,773 Show data context
Wood and paper 106 Show data context 191 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,600 Show data context 370 Show data context
High tech. 1,173 Show data context 311 Show data context
Other 197 Show data context 156 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 399 Show data context 135 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 920 Show data context 1,861 Show data context
Wood and paper 417 Show data context 300 Show data context
Chemicals 262 Show data context 146 Show data context
Low tech 4,348 Show data context 890 Show data context
High tech. 3,251 Show data context 512 Show data context
Other 285 Show data context 124 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, Nuneaton and Bedworth District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th October 2019