Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,906 Show data context 71 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,256 Show data context 7,991 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,334 Show data context 136 Show data context
Chemicals 312 Show data context 16 Show data context
Low tech 2,700 Show data context 74 Show data context
High tech. 2,736 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other 3,438 Show data context 328 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,134 Show data context 382 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 16,451 Show data context 28,217 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,582 Show data context 472 Show data context
Chemicals 1,641 Show data context 84 Show data context
Low tech 6,052 Show data context 186 Show data context
High tech. 8,390 Show data context 51 Show data context
Other 6,933 Show data context 1,245 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,669 Show data context 1,523 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 17,035 Show data context 25,052 Show data context
Wood and paper 5,683 Show data context 2,699 Show data context
Chemicals 1,905 Show data context 769 Show data context
Low tech 7,106 Show data context 252 Show data context
High tech. 7,751 Show data context 85 Show data context
Other 17,229 Show data context 7,213 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,559 Show data context 6,871 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 27,799 Show data context 33,074 Show data context
Wood and paper 5,828 Show data context 4,957 Show data context
Chemicals 2,949 Show data context 2,086 Show data context
Low tech 7,773 Show data context 1,245 Show data context
High tech. 7,225 Show data context 161 Show data context
Other 18,433 Show data context 5,134 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,720 Show data context 6,802 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 22,972 Show data context 31,695 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,530 Show data context 3,079 Show data context
Chemicals 2,933 Show data context 1,932 Show data context
Low tech 5,187 Show data context 849 Show data context
High tech. 4,900 Show data context 1,162 Show data context
Other 14,689 Show data context 4,677 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 8,258 Show data context 4,626 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,320 Show data context 20,037 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,750 Show data context 1,789 Show data context
Chemicals 4,139 Show data context 1,888 Show data context
Low tech 4,686 Show data context 945 Show data context
High tech. 7,989 Show data context 698 Show data context
Other 13,364 Show data context 3,333 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,480 Show data context 1,430 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,490 Show data context 9,590 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,190 Show data context 850 Show data context
Chemicals 1,730 Show data context 1,040 Show data context
Low tech 2,990 Show data context 960 Show data context
High tech. 4,500 Show data context 900 Show data context
Other 3,610 Show data context 890 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, Tower Hamlets 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