Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 171 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 959 Show data context 685 Show data context
Wood and paper 456 Show data context 75 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 8,624 Show data context 4,584 Show data context
High tech. 384 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 226 Show data context 16 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 223 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 918 Show data context 1,163 Show data context
Wood and paper 385 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 93 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 7,383 Show data context 2,932 Show data context
High tech. 418 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 204 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 420 Show data context 64 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 728 Show data context 1,607 Show data context
Wood and paper 209 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 133 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 13,200 Show data context 8,176 Show data context
High tech. 749 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 1,113 Show data context 127 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,107 Show data context 394 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,225 Show data context 3,002 Show data context
Wood and paper 835 Show data context 72 Show data context
Chemicals 418 Show data context 42 Show data context
Low tech 29,631 Show data context 23,881 Show data context
High tech. 3,342 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 2,331 Show data context 259 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,405 Show data context 456 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 840 Show data context 2,342 Show data context
Wood and paper 718 Show data context 139 Show data context
Chemicals 1,222 Show data context 349 Show data context
Low tech 24,991 Show data context 29,248 Show data context
High tech. 1,926 Show data context 75 Show data context
Other 1,102 Show data context 466 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,680 Show data context 754 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 433 Show data context 1,626 Show data context
Wood and paper 917 Show data context 245 Show data context
Chemicals 4,826 Show data context 1,243 Show data context
Low tech 32,743 Show data context 33,195 Show data context
High tech. 3,294 Show data context 374 Show data context
Other 1,382 Show data context 815 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,775 Show data context 921 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 380 Show data context 1,761 Show data context
Wood and paper 997 Show data context 225 Show data context
Chemicals 8,615 Show data context 1,507 Show data context
Low tech 23,644 Show data context 21,147 Show data context
High tech. 6,283 Show data context 1,098 Show data context
Other 821 Show data context 357 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, Stoke on Trent UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th July 2019