Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 446 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,286 Show data context 1,486 Show data context
Wood and paper 194 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 698 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 435 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 170 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 369 Show data context 23 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,112 Show data context 1,006 Show data context
Wood and paper 73 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 398 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 222 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 69 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 638 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 584 Show data context 925 Show data context
Wood and paper 116 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 51 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 452 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 349 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 241 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 263 Show data context 85 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 796 Show data context 1,571 Show data context
Wood and paper 74 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 96 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 750 Show data context 80 Show data context
High tech. 583 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other 387 Show data context 43 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,112 Show data context 124 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 429 Show data context 1,045 Show data context
Wood and paper 235 Show data context 91 Show data context
Chemicals 178 Show data context 26 Show data context
Low tech 669 Show data context 87 Show data context
High tech. 2,422 Show data context 503 Show data context
Other 146 Show data context 41 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,107 Show data context 272 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 267 Show data context 1,066 Show data context
Wood and paper 128 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 243 Show data context 70 Show data context
Low tech 513 Show data context 42 Show data context
High tech. 4,980 Show data context 988 Show data context
Other 104 Show data context 17 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 721 Show data context 163 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,055 Show data context 1,220 Show data context
Wood and paper 257 Show data context 34 Show data context
Chemicals 403 Show data context 74 Show data context
Low tech 1,728 Show data context 265 Show data context
High tech. 2,617 Show data context 215 Show data context
Other 218 Show data context 30 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, Newark and Sherwood District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 10th August 2020