Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 150 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 373 Show data context 834 Show data context
Wood & paper 172 Show data context 194 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 158 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 132 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 100 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 175 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 446 Show data context 2,766 Show data context
Wood & paper 89 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 282 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 433 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 185 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 481 Show data context 1,813 Show data context
Wood & paper 71 Show data context 28 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 350 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 800 Show data context 28 Show data context
Other 192 Show data context 59 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 275 Show data context 69 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 413 Show data context 579 Show data context
Wood & paper 260 Show data context 92 Show data context
Chemicals 41 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 344 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 823 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 841 Show data context 217 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 260 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 340 Show data context 273 Show data context
Wood & paper 161 Show data context 169 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 290 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 3,523 Show data context 169 Show data context
Other 243 Show data context 526 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 233 Show data context 61 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 236 Show data context 432 Show data context
Wood & paper 110 Show data context 99 Show data context
Chemicals 39 Show data context 33 Show data context
Low tech 402 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 4,568 Show data context 596 Show data context
Other 448 Show data context 514 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 486 Show data context 146 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 70 Show data context 78 Show data context
Wood & paper 456 Show data context 94 Show data context
Chemicals 444 Show data context 172 Show data context
Low tech 1,135 Show data context 144 Show data context
High tech. 2,663 Show data context 472 Show data context
Other 395 Show data context 114 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, Milton Keynes UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 14th July 2024