Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 308 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 860 Show data context 403 Show data context
Wood and paper 163 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 301 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 276 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 169 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 410 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 755 Show data context 1,035 Show data context
Wood and paper 117 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 63 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 326 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 187 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 170 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 386 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 506 Show data context 696 Show data context
Wood and paper 153 Show data context 75 Show data context
Chemicals 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 285 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 303 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 269 Show data context 59 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 538 Show data context 187 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 649 Show data context 889 Show data context
Wood and paper 256 Show data context 108 Show data context
Chemicals 95 Show data context 40 Show data context
Low tech 793 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 727 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 563 Show data context 46 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 614 Show data context 137 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 510 Show data context 282 Show data context
Wood and paper 305 Show data context 51 Show data context
Chemicals 71 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 313 Show data context 48 Show data context
High tech. 819 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 365 Show data context 64 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 462 Show data context 101 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 217 Show data context 175 Show data context
Wood and paper 275 Show data context 34 Show data context
Chemicals 69 Show data context 53 Show data context
Low tech 347 Show data context 31 Show data context
High tech. 594 Show data context 91 Show data context
Other 317 Show data context 132 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 530 Show data context 240 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 200 Show data context 115 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,270 Show data context 217 Show data context
Chemicals 776 Show data context 277 Show data context
Low tech 998 Show data context 119 Show data context
High tech. 2,071 Show data context 517 Show data context
Other 452 Show data context 296 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, Canterbury District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 13th July 2020