Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 150 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,719 Show data context 3,069 Show data context
Wood and paper 177 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 532 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 357 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 395 Show data context 163 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 67 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 989 Show data context 1,188 Show data context
Wood and paper 77 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 264 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 123 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 57 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 198 Show data context 78 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,301 Show data context 2,217 Show data context
Wood and paper 254 Show data context 69 Show data context
Chemicals 126 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 589 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 451 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 758 Show data context 150 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 522 Show data context 576 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,564 Show data context 11,967 Show data context
Wood and paper 412 Show data context 201 Show data context
Chemicals 1,192 Show data context 170 Show data context
Low tech 2,213 Show data context 80 Show data context
High tech. 2,811 Show data context 91 Show data context
Other 1,023 Show data context 139 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,553 Show data context 816 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,635 Show data context 3,668 Show data context
Wood and paper 709 Show data context 208 Show data context
Chemicals 1,235 Show data context 449 Show data context
Low tech 2,548 Show data context 507 Show data context
High tech. 9,976 Show data context 1,873 Show data context
Other 1,565 Show data context 503 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,127 Show data context 1,562 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,017 Show data context 1,782 Show data context
Wood and paper 996 Show data context 285 Show data context
Chemicals 4,913 Show data context 1,135 Show data context
Low tech 7,596 Show data context 1,370 Show data context
High tech. 29,815 Show data context 6,221 Show data context
Other 1,613 Show data context 663 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,769 Show data context 1,860 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,188 Show data context 1,875 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,512 Show data context 289 Show data context
Chemicals 7,095 Show data context 1,134 Show data context
Low tech 5,881 Show data context 824 Show data context
High tech. 17,105 Show data context 2,851 Show data context
Other 736 Show data context 156 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, Trafford District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th November 2019