Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 323 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,009 Show data context 332 Show data context
Wood and paper 105 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 448 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 284 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 63 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 504 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,321 Show data context 2,033 Show data context
Wood and paper 172 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 55 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 596 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 283 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 160 Show data context 22 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 300 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 594 Show data context 1,159 Show data context
Wood and paper 92 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 62 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 554 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 216 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 274 Show data context 80 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 522 Show data context 112 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 678 Show data context 977 Show data context
Wood and paper 98 Show data context 27 Show data context
Chemicals 83 Show data context 31 Show data context
Low tech 537 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 450 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 371 Show data context 108 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 864 Show data context 196 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 706 Show data context 595 Show data context
Wood and paper 198 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 23 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 291 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 608 Show data context 46 Show data context
Other 650 Show data context 332 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 832 Show data context 160 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 365 Show data context 529 Show data context
Wood and paper 274 Show data context 28 Show data context
Chemicals 55 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 164 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 804 Show data context 85 Show data context
Other 671 Show data context 399 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,136 Show data context 395 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 248 Show data context 366 Show data context
Wood and paper 379 Show data context 64 Show data context
Chemicals 445 Show data context 153 Show data context
Low tech 535 Show data context 49 Show data context
High tech. 2,242 Show data context 354 Show data context
Other 410 Show data context 76 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, South Norfolk District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th July 2020