Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,830 Show data context 113 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,823 Show data context 2,379 Show data context
Wood and paper 676 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 45 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 2,995 Show data context 35 Show data context
High tech. 2,203 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 747 Show data context 44 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,656 Show data context 150 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,741 Show data context 6,592 Show data context
Wood and paper 662 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 354 Show data context 23 Show data context
Low tech 3,487 Show data context 26 Show data context
High tech. 2,352 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 891 Show data context 60 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,592 Show data context 304 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,721 Show data context 5,402 Show data context
Wood and paper 447 Show data context 38 Show data context
Chemicals 425 Show data context 16 Show data context
Low tech 5,195 Show data context 37 Show data context
High tech. 3,401 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 2,048 Show data context 202 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,904 Show data context 1,479 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,875 Show data context 4,575 Show data context
Wood and paper 885 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 825 Show data context 90 Show data context
Low tech 9,637 Show data context 57 Show data context
High tech. 11,270 Show data context 75 Show data context
Other 2,631 Show data context 338 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,782 Show data context 1,356 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,629 Show data context 1,217 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,888 Show data context 318 Show data context
Chemicals 503 Show data context 97 Show data context
Low tech 3,037 Show data context 139 Show data context
High tech. 12,229 Show data context 778 Show data context
Other 1,373 Show data context 349 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,507 Show data context 2,396 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 756 Show data context 1,243 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,900 Show data context 648 Show data context
Chemicals 821 Show data context 196 Show data context
Low tech 3,162 Show data context 209 Show data context
High tech. 19,202 Show data context 2,879 Show data context
Other 1,207 Show data context 635 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,856 Show data context 1,977 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,083 Show data context 1,460 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,467 Show data context 282 Show data context
Chemicals 4,542 Show data context 716 Show data context
Low tech 4,363 Show data context 276 Show data context
High tech. 18,154 Show data context 2,101 Show data context
Other 929 Show data context 344 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, Lincolnshire through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 27th October 2021