Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,482 Show data context 93 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 25,629 Show data context 25,596 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,655 Show data context 128 Show data context
Chemicals 293 Show data context 77 Show data context
Low tech 6,597 Show data context 209 Show data context
High tech. 3,730 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 3,838 Show data context 2,193 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,033 Show data context 470 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 26,868 Show data context 44,710 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,017 Show data context 681 Show data context
Chemicals 2,865 Show data context 482 Show data context
Low tech 18,719 Show data context 690 Show data context
High tech. 9,209 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 4,945 Show data context 4,797 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,751 Show data context 2,083 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 20,468 Show data context 43,045 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,961 Show data context 2,057 Show data context
Chemicals 1,936 Show data context 453 Show data context
Low tech 26,520 Show data context 984 Show data context
High tech. 21,107 Show data context 163 Show data context
Other 12,278 Show data context 6,893 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 7,875 Show data context 8,215 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 17,004 Show data context 39,454 Show data context
Wood and paper 6,548 Show data context 3,501 Show data context
Chemicals 3,931 Show data context 1,379 Show data context
Low tech 36,936 Show data context 1,914 Show data context
High tech. 58,453 Show data context 754 Show data context
Other 14,518 Show data context 7,096 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 14,513 Show data context 13,914 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,105 Show data context 26,733 Show data context
Wood and paper 7,830 Show data context 2,855 Show data context
Chemicals 5,993 Show data context 2,474 Show data context
Low tech 34,856 Show data context 3,276 Show data context
High tech. 65,932 Show data context 3,675 Show data context
Other 15,713 Show data context 8,504 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 15,795 Show data context 13,399 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,792 Show data context 28,705 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,946 Show data context 2,852 Show data context
Chemicals 6,498 Show data context 2,933 Show data context
Low tech 20,712 Show data context 3,560 Show data context
High tech. 69,572 Show data context 7,422 Show data context
Other 15,864 Show data context 8,236 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 14,002 Show data context 9,516 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,971 Show data context 15,205 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,125 Show data context 1,671 Show data context
Chemicals 3,600 Show data context 1,741 Show data context
Low tech 12,779 Show data context 2,818 Show data context
High tech. 39,977 Show data context 6,240 Show data context
Other 6,267 Show data context 1,619 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'

This website exists to help people doing personal research projects on particular areas within a locality. So long as you are using our data for only a small number of units, you are not making money out of what you are doing, and you are not systematically re-publishing our data, you do not need to request permission from us, but you do need to acknowledge us as your source with the wording:

"This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth".

Where the above statement is included in a web page or similar online resource, the reference to "www.VisionofBritain.org.uk" must be a working hyperlink.

nCube definition


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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Glasgow City through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10217751/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 25th May 2019