Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 194 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 449 Show data context 227 Show data context
Wood and paper 80 Show data context 38 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 215 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 166 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 49 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 210 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 284 Show data context 465 Show data context
Wood and paper 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 248 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 155 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 42 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 137 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 159 Show data context 278 Show data context
Wood and paper 49 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 318 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 173 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 141 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 210 Show data context 51 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 162 Show data context 389 Show data context
Wood and paper 68 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 103 Show data context 25 Show data context
Low tech 301 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 393 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 184 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 337 Show data context 70 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 77 Show data context 73 Show data context
Wood and paper 109 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 422 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 550 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other 116 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 222 Show data context 62 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 33 Show data context 41 Show data context
Wood and paper 228 Show data context 44 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 393 Show data context 43 Show data context
High tech. 982 Show data context 167 Show data context
Other 55 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 187 Show data context 51 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 142 Show data context 106 Show data context
Wood and paper 189 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 214 Show data context 45 Show data context
Low tech 428 Show data context 42 Show data context
High tech. 980 Show data context 206 Show data context
Other 215 Show data context 77 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, Maldon District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th February 2020