Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 156 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,756 Show data context 858 Show data context
Wood and paper 221 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 3,121 Show data context 1,051 Show data context
High tech. 396 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 171 Show data context 18 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 228 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,233 Show data context 1,176 Show data context
Wood and paper 312 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 72 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 4,795 Show data context 1,245 Show data context
High tech. 382 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 189 Show data context 33 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 265 Show data context 28 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 675 Show data context 1,299 Show data context
Wood and paper 146 Show data context 29 Show data context
Chemicals 85 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 5,573 Show data context 2,255 Show data context
High tech. 504 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 809 Show data context 63 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 381 Show data context 122 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,030 Show data context 1,854 Show data context
Wood and paper 182 Show data context 66 Show data context
Chemicals 164 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 7,217 Show data context 1,614 Show data context
High tech. 1,470 Show data context 37 Show data context
Other 672 Show data context 18 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 361 Show data context 118 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 315 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
Wood and paper 197 Show data context 60 Show data context
Chemicals 236 Show data context 71 Show data context
Low tech 5,009 Show data context 3,395 Show data context
High tech. 534 Show data context 29 Show data context
Other 222 Show data context 82 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 358 Show data context 162 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 345 Show data context 1,416 Show data context
Wood and paper 164 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 355 Show data context 26 Show data context
Low tech 2,407 Show data context 532 Show data context
High tech. 1,494 Show data context 1,519 Show data context
Other 196 Show data context 51 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,042 Show data context 388 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 461 Show data context 952 Show data context
Wood and paper 409 Show data context 83 Show data context
Chemicals 571 Show data context 151 Show data context
Low tech 2,151 Show data context 406 Show data context
High tech. 4,283 Show data context 2,971 Show data context
Other 73 Show data context 29 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, Newcastle under Lyme District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 13th July 2020