Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 62 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 188 Show data context 105 Show data context
Wood and paper 45 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 75 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 61 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 70 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 135 Show data context 149 Show data context
Wood and paper 32 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 79 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 45 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 27 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 113 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 248 Show data context 233 Show data context
Wood and paper 62 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 112 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 126 Show data context 22 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 325 Show data context 138 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 366 Show data context 782 Show data context
Wood and paper 100 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 113 Show data context 21 Show data context
Low tech 350 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 520 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 477 Show data context 82 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 792 Show data context 193 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 819 Show data context 612 Show data context
Wood and paper 313 Show data context 76 Show data context
Chemicals 575 Show data context 259 Show data context
Low tech 632 Show data context 78 Show data context
High tech. 1,831 Show data context 272 Show data context
Other 1,620 Show data context 327 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 463 Show data context 377 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 186 Show data context 379 Show data context
Wood and paper 317 Show data context 143 Show data context
Chemicals 476 Show data context 174 Show data context
Low tech 532 Show data context 139 Show data context
High tech. 3,930 Show data context 2,104 Show data context
Other 993 Show data context 478 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 660 Show data context 490 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 80 Show data context 150 Show data context
Wood and paper 310 Show data context 90 Show data context
Chemicals 870 Show data context 180 Show data context
Low tech 620 Show data context 210 Show data context
High tech. 3,780 Show data context 1,370 Show data context
Other 640 Show data context 470 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, Sutton District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 27th October 2021