Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 16,660 Show data context 602 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 153,113 Show data context 104,499 Show data context
Wood and paper 12,161 Show data context 2,269 Show data context
Chemicals 1,173 Show data context 158 Show data context
Low tech 30,513 Show data context 476 Show data context
High tech. 16,791 Show data context 120 Show data context
Other 12,791 Show data context 4,852 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 21,126 Show data context 1,677 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 134,376 Show data context 182,928 Show data context
Wood and paper 14,422 Show data context 3,633 Show data context
Chemicals 7,060 Show data context 1,948 Show data context
Low tech 64,017 Show data context 1,292 Show data context
High tech. 28,385 Show data context 33 Show data context
Other 19,118 Show data context 17,171 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 27,698 Show data context 5,020 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 114,896 Show data context 187,323 Show data context
Wood and paper 18,386 Show data context 7,833 Show data context
Chemicals 6,932 Show data context 1,221 Show data context
Low tech 81,285 Show data context 2,457 Show data context
High tech. 57,401 Show data context 296 Show data context
Other 42,486 Show data context 14,815 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 34,869 Show data context 22,880 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 98,198 Show data context 185,204 Show data context
Wood and paper 27,294 Show data context 10,862 Show data context
Chemicals 17,323 Show data context 5,369 Show data context
Low tech 112,589 Show data context 4,531 Show data context
High tech. 147,092 Show data context 2,690 Show data context
Other 47,627 Show data context 16,516 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 54,222 Show data context 39,468 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 74,818 Show data context 129,958 Show data context
Wood and paper 40,127 Show data context 10,623 Show data context
Chemicals 22,428 Show data context 8,587 Show data context
Low tech 113,884 Show data context 9,050 Show data context
High tech. 162,823 Show data context 10,417 Show data context
Other 42,029 Show data context 18,100 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 59,351 Show data context 36,800 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 57,300 Show data context 106,358 Show data context
Wood and paper 35,013 Show data context 10,596 Show data context
Chemicals 36,524 Show data context 12,466 Show data context
Low tech 103,149 Show data context 14,788 Show data context
High tech. 205,043 Show data context 28,683 Show data context
Other 42,114 Show data context 21,488 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 59,200 Show data context 40,640 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 41,050 Show data context 70,790 Show data context
Wood and paper 32,060 Show data context 9,610 Show data context
Chemicals 34,340 Show data context 10,860 Show data context
Low tech 87,110 Show data context 14,120 Show data context
High tech. 199,300 Show data context 50,660 Show data context
Other 17,950 Show data context 6,180 Show data context
Data for 1991 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 36,620 Show data context 25,890 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 15,460 Show data context 31,750 Show data context
Wood and paper 22,041 Show data context 4,614 Show data context
Chemicals 24,860 Show data context 8,810 Show data context
Low tech 41,678 Show data context 7,044 Show data context
High tech. 93,809 Show data context 26,755 Show data context
Other 23,177 Show data context 11,916 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 - 1991 Great Britain Historical GIS Project

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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, Scotland GovOf through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/13146111/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 19th May 2019