Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 461 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,193 Show data context 2,424 Show data context
Wood and paper 508 Show data context 546 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 477 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 397 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 307 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 477 Show data context 23 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,011 Show data context 5,961 Show data context
Wood and paper 243 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 460 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 258 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 208 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 393 Show data context 28 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 499 Show data context 3,237 Show data context
Wood and paper 112 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 313 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 191 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 317 Show data context 83 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 423 Show data context 110 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 622 Show data context 907 Show data context
Wood and paper 399 Show data context 143 Show data context
Chemicals 62 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 531 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 1,275 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 1,271 Show data context 350 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 735 Show data context 300 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 240 Show data context 273 Show data context
Wood and paper 458 Show data context 132 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 743 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 528 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 682 Show data context 306 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 571 Show data context 210 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 92 Show data context 225 Show data context
Wood and paper 87 Show data context 83 Show data context
Chemicals 143 Show data context 66 Show data context
Low tech 2,358 Show data context 170 Show data context
High tech. 1,084 Show data context 338 Show data context
Other 1,318 Show data context 496 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 789 Show data context 227 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 103 Show data context 114 Show data context
Wood and paper 741 Show data context 148 Show data context
Chemicals 721 Show data context 269 Show data context
Low tech 1,832 Show data context 225 Show data context
High tech. 4,328 Show data context 739 Show data context
Other 642 Show data context 179 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, Aylesbury Vale District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10056421/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 13th July 2020