Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 68 Show data context 35 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,033 Show data context 4,583 Show data context
Wood and paper 102 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 520 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 363 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 246 Show data context 59 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 175 Show data context 75 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,636 Show data context 8,955 Show data context
Wood and paper 165 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 193 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,104 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 657 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other 215 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 224 Show data context 90 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,824 Show data context 13,704 Show data context
Wood and paper 131 Show data context 39 Show data context
Chemicals 91 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 744 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 721 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 879 Show data context 76 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 375 Show data context 467 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,340 Show data context 11,941 Show data context
Wood and paper 396 Show data context 120 Show data context
Chemicals 515 Show data context 93 Show data context
Low tech 1,632 Show data context 57 Show data context
High tech. 1,942 Show data context 73 Show data context
Other 836 Show data context 92 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 460 Show data context 269 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,974 Show data context 12,794 Show data context
Wood and paper 417 Show data context 235 Show data context
Chemicals 140 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 261 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 844 Show data context 138 Show data context
Other 296 Show data context 181 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 487 Show data context 279 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,783 Show data context 10,380 Show data context
Wood and paper 787 Show data context 516 Show data context
Chemicals 215 Show data context 47 Show data context
Low tech 293 Show data context 53 Show data context
High tech. 1,054 Show data context 178 Show data context
Other 319 Show data context 141 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 436 Show data context 174 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,662 Show data context 976 Show data context
Wood and paper 503 Show data context 95 Show data context
Chemicals 1,269 Show data context 276 Show data context
Low tech 1,059 Show data context 147 Show data context
High tech. 3,207 Show data context 493 Show data context
Other 200 Show data context 48 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, Rossendale 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