Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,284 Show data context 72 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,597 Show data context 4,218 Show data context
Wood and paper 709 Show data context 46 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,237 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 907 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 323 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,511 Show data context 108 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,369 Show data context 14,793 Show data context
Wood and paper 820 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 144 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 1,608 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 1,138 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 405 Show data context 44 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,429 Show data context 107 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 16,140 Show data context 12,518 Show data context
Wood and paper 436 Show data context 75 Show data context
Chemicals 118 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 2,235 Show data context 24 Show data context
High tech. 1,107 Show data context 51 Show data context
Other 1,246 Show data context 243 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,151 Show data context 457 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 31,651 Show data context 21,109 Show data context
Wood and paper 910 Show data context 712 Show data context
Chemicals 207 Show data context 76 Show data context
Low tech 3,474 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 3,366 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other 2,114 Show data context 286 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,654 Show data context 405 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 29,243 Show data context 22,046 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,013 Show data context 856 Show data context
Chemicals 253 Show data context 90 Show data context
Low tech 3,050 Show data context 48 Show data context
High tech. 4,321 Show data context 478 Show data context
Other 2,165 Show data context 622 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,180 Show data context 973 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 24,947 Show data context 21,906 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,313 Show data context 821 Show data context
Chemicals 1,102 Show data context 230 Show data context
Low tech 9,717 Show data context 925 Show data context
High tech. 8,954 Show data context 1,565 Show data context
Other 2,744 Show data context 1,757 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,178 Show data context 1,556 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 14,240 Show data context 11,966 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,816 Show data context 515 Show data context
Chemicals 3,295 Show data context 1,435 Show data context
Low tech 16,795 Show data context 1,120 Show data context
High tech. 17,376 Show data context 4,031 Show data context
Other 1,586 Show data context 1,038 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, Northamptonshire through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th October 2021