Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 86 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 184 Show data context 88 Show data context
Wood and paper 63 Show data context 213 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 107 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 77 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 116 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 263 Show data context 541 Show data context
Wood and paper 105 Show data context 42 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 131 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 57 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 74 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 94 Show data context 191 Show data context
Wood and paper 33 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 87 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 55 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 43 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 159 Show data context 63 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 168 Show data context 382 Show data context
Wood and paper 101 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 58 Show data context 30 Show data context
Low tech 159 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 171 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 217 Show data context 76 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 259 Show data context 100 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 219 Show data context 240 Show data context
Wood and paper 214 Show data context 139 Show data context
Chemicals 144 Show data context 101 Show data context
Low tech 111 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 503 Show data context 122 Show data context
Other 489 Show data context 175 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 247 Show data context 137 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 392 Show data context 577 Show data context
Wood and paper 177 Show data context 72 Show data context
Chemicals 586 Show data context 560 Show data context
Low tech 456 Show data context 198 Show data context
High tech. 3,001 Show data context 755 Show data context
Other 1,908 Show data context 935 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 530 Show data context 164 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 169 Show data context 236 Show data context
Wood and paper 662 Show data context 104 Show data context
Chemicals 1,741 Show data context 552 Show data context
Low tech 1,659 Show data context 248 Show data context
High tech. 6,405 Show data context 1,225 Show data context
Other 884 Show data context 265 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, Hertsmere District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th September 2020