Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 236 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 578 Show data context 210 Show data context
Wood and paper 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 260 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 207 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 269 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 507 Show data context 678 Show data context
Wood and paper 93 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 287 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 148 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 48 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 221 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 290 Show data context 460 Show data context
Wood and paper 67 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 201 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 129 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 114 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 372 Show data context 89 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 276 Show data context 537 Show data context
Wood and paper 93 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 382 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 239 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 226 Show data context 45 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 555 Show data context 70 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 148 Show data context 296 Show data context
Wood and paper 104 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 61 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 176 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 233 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 79 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 636 Show data context 149 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 36 Show data context 184 Show data context
Wood and paper 125 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 106 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 227 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 66 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 486 Show data context 200 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 77 Show data context 66 Show data context
Wood and paper 502 Show data context 88 Show data context
Chemicals 417 Show data context 58 Show data context
Low tech 734 Show data context 48 Show data context
High tech. 866 Show data context 117 Show data context
Other 51 Show data context 24 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, East Cambridgeshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd April 2021