Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 157 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 396 Show data context 815 Show data context
Wood and paper 173 Show data context 184 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 165 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 136 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 101 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 245 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 471 Show data context 2,696 Show data context
Wood and paper 485 Show data context 106 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 218 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 112 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 937 Show data context 116 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 288 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 317 Show data context 1,427 Show data context
Wood and paper 680 Show data context 715 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 190 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 148 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 1,910 Show data context 109 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 393 Show data context 113 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 627 Show data context 809 Show data context
Wood and paper 378 Show data context 112 Show data context
Chemicals 69 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 431 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 1,003 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 1,520 Show data context 393 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 376 Show data context 101 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 184 Show data context 222 Show data context
Wood and paper 635 Show data context 125 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 168 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 698 Show data context 73 Show data context
Other 7,922 Show data context 1,487 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 563 Show data context 317 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 370 Show data context 706 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,127 Show data context 508 Show data context
Chemicals 125 Show data context 152 Show data context
Low tech 339 Show data context 170 Show data context
High tech. 3,102 Show data context 1,093 Show data context
Other 7,673 Show data context 1,562 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,065 Show data context 342 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 172 Show data context 585 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,297 Show data context 195 Show data context
Chemicals 2,249 Show data context 1,327 Show data context
Low tech 2,123 Show data context 370 Show data context
High tech. 7,174 Show data context 2,275 Show data context
Other 4,897 Show data context 1,311 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, Wycombe District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 28th July 2021