Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 130 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,042 Show data context 1,580 Show data context
Wood and paper 129 Show data context 34 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 732 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 361 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 350 Show data context 145 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 252 Show data context 38 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,046 Show data context 961 Show data context
Wood and paper 129 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 783 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 267 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 149 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 228 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 362 Show data context 443 Show data context
Wood and paper 75 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 22 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 283 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 131 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 102 Show data context 24 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 116 Show data context 64 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,097 Show data context 1,261 Show data context
Wood and paper 94 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 93 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 684 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 463 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 263 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,362 Show data context 239 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 216 Show data context 450 Show data context
Wood and paper 133 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 479 Show data context 37 Show data context
Low tech 247 Show data context 31 Show data context
High tech. 474 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 83 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,070 Show data context 231 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 50 Show data context 244 Show data context
Wood and paper 466 Show data context 199 Show data context
Chemicals 771 Show data context 67 Show data context
Low tech 197 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 1,771 Show data context 171 Show data context
Other 51 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 313 Show data context 92 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,197 Show data context 493 Show data context
Wood and paper 239 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 478 Show data context 68 Show data context
Low tech 1,162 Show data context 94 Show data context
High tech. 1,400 Show data context 169 Show data context
Other 124 Show data context 34 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, Selby District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th May 2020