Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 99 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 438 Show data context 226 Show data context
Wood and paper 64 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 148 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 31 Show data context 27 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 91 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 231 Show data context 364 Show data context
Wood and paper 94 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 170 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 67 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 39 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 75 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 162 Show data context 257 Show data context
Wood and paper 54 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 191 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 67 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 87 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 170 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 127 Show data context 359 Show data context
Wood and paper 51 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 183 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 159 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 89 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 153 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 68 Show data context 43 Show data context
Wood and paper 83 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 87 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 203 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 256 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 87 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 324 Show data context 65 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 23 Show data context 29 Show data context
Wood and paper 128 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 112 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 331 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other 63 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 429 Show data context 51 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 184 Show data context 67 Show data context
Wood and paper 190 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 81 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 268 Show data context 25 Show data context
High tech. 1,216 Show data context 149 Show data context
Other 75 Show data context 21 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 Dorset District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th August 2020