Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 531 Show data context 6 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 685 Show data context 148 Show data context
Wood and paper 122 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 448 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 463 Show data context 43 Show data context
Other 42 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 321 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 571 Show data context 499 Show data context
Wood and paper 107 Show data context 27 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 424 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 129 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 56 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 340 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 468 Show data context 435 Show data context
Wood and paper 148 Show data context 130 Show data context
Chemicals 30 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 436 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 169 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 192 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 478 Show data context 73 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 487 Show data context 788 Show data context
Wood and paper 407 Show data context 160 Show data context
Chemicals 245 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 453 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 281 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 372 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 481 Show data context 186 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 404 Show data context 720 Show data context
Wood and paper 833 Show data context 193 Show data context
Chemicals 369 Show data context 54 Show data context
Low tech 473 Show data context 89 Show data context
High tech. 361 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other 164 Show data context 50 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 571 Show data context 164 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 250 Show data context 578 Show data context
Wood and paper 787 Show data context 181 Show data context
Chemicals 342 Show data context 32 Show data context
Low tech 478 Show data context 98 Show data context
High tech. 494 Show data context 52 Show data context
Other 137 Show data context 44 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 355 Show data context 133 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 218 Show data context 453 Show data context
Wood and paper 403 Show data context 84 Show data context
Chemicals 265 Show data context 55 Show data context
Low tech 985 Show data context 72 Show data context
High tech. 1,367 Show data context 389 Show data context
Other 108 Show data context 43 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, East Lothian District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd May 2019