Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 75 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 421 Show data context 410 Show data context
Wood and paper 78 Show data context 698 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 66 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 93 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 569 Show data context 1,616 Show data context
Wood and paper 62 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 164 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 158 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 41 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 143 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 462 Show data context 550 Show data context
Wood and paper 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 158 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 143 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 66 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 188 Show data context 63 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 223 Show data context 493 Show data context
Wood and paper 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 168 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 105 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 74 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 175 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 97 Show data context 74 Show data context
Wood and paper 147 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 85 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 89 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 230 Show data context 23 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 39 Show data context 17 Show data context
Wood and paper 77 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 34 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 37 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 250 Show data context 60 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 0 Show data context 30 Show data context
Wood and paper 50 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 100 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 40 Show data context 10 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, Orkney Islands District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th October 2019