Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 212 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,483 Show data context 9,320 Show data context
Wood and paper 315 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,031 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 623 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 521 Show data context 186 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 181 Show data context 48 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,304 Show data context 11,690 Show data context
Wood and paper 185 Show data context 19 Show data context
Chemicals 133 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 1,431 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 799 Show data context 42 Show data context
Other 202 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 310 Show data context 168 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 15,345 Show data context 23,280 Show data context
Wood and paper 378 Show data context 117 Show data context
Chemicals 209 Show data context 27 Show data context
Low tech 3,085 Show data context 64 Show data context
High tech. 1,984 Show data context 51 Show data context
Other 1,639 Show data context 309 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 908 Show data context 1,016 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 14,180 Show data context 21,593 Show data context
Wood and paper 733 Show data context 345 Show data context
Chemicals 1,930 Show data context 292 Show data context
Low tech 3,961 Show data context 142 Show data context
High tech. 4,982 Show data context 152 Show data context
Other 1,855 Show data context 252 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,391 Show data context 1,340 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 14,230 Show data context 18,866 Show data context
Wood and paper 680 Show data context 694 Show data context
Chemicals 1,057 Show data context 527 Show data context
Low tech 2,861 Show data context 183 Show data context
High tech. 7,736 Show data context 631 Show data context
Other 1,736 Show data context 713 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,484 Show data context 2,411 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,799 Show data context 17,126 Show data context
Wood and paper 872 Show data context 863 Show data context
Chemicals 2,024 Show data context 1,308 Show data context
Low tech 3,423 Show data context 874 Show data context
High tech. 9,961 Show data context 1,913 Show data context
Other 2,630 Show data context 977 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,420 Show data context 596 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,802 Show data context 2,478 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,510 Show data context 281 Show data context
Chemicals 4,941 Show data context 884 Show data context
Low tech 3,136 Show data context 424 Show data context
High tech. 9,148 Show data context 1,402 Show data context
Other 547 Show data context 141 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, Tameside 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