Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 840 Show data context 55 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,953 Show data context 2,447 Show data context
Wood and paper 548 Show data context 48 Show data context
Chemicals 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,200 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 596 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 337 Show data context 206 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,136 Show data context 77 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,391 Show data context 7,603 Show data context
Wood and paper 663 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 108 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 1,806 Show data context 24 Show data context
High tech. 623 Show data context 68 Show data context
Other 405 Show data context 105 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 986 Show data context 66 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,345 Show data context 6,475 Show data context
Wood and paper 460 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 92 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,556 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 745 Show data context 37 Show data context
Other 1,094 Show data context 190 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,704 Show data context 349 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,651 Show data context 3,628 Show data context
Wood and paper 476 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 115 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 1,945 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 1,869 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 1,291 Show data context 82 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,241 Show data context 350 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,264 Show data context 1,530 Show data context
Wood and paper 638 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 488 Show data context 25 Show data context
Low tech 924 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 2,043 Show data context 63 Show data context
Other 753 Show data context 105 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,313 Show data context 496 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 782 Show data context 954 Show data context
Wood and paper 702 Show data context 49 Show data context
Chemicals 731 Show data context 110 Show data context
Low tech 1,463 Show data context 98 Show data context
High tech. 4,184 Show data context 538 Show data context
Other 861 Show data context 312 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,097 Show data context 299 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 889 Show data context 400 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,005 Show data context 99 Show data context
Chemicals 540 Show data context 119 Show data context
Low tech 1,353 Show data context 140 Show data context
High tech. 6,460 Show data context 893 Show data context
Other 391 Show data context 128 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, Dorset through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th October 2021