Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 83 Show data context 23 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,856 Show data context 3,882 Show data context
Wood and paper 131 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 598 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 383 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 383 Show data context 100 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 77 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,695 Show data context 3,376 Show data context
Wood and paper 131 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 243 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 171 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 128 Show data context 35 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,531 Show data context 5,281 Show data context
Wood and paper 228 Show data context 83 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 355 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 278 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 258 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 211 Show data context 254 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,664 Show data context 6,665 Show data context
Wood and paper 244 Show data context 71 Show data context
Chemicals 327 Show data context 59 Show data context
Low tech 966 Show data context 37 Show data context
High tech. 1,101 Show data context 41 Show data context
Other 502 Show data context 55 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 350 Show data context 250 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,382 Show data context 7,705 Show data context
Wood and paper 395 Show data context 112 Show data context
Chemicals 688 Show data context 146 Show data context
Low tech 424 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 1,688 Show data context 70 Show data context
Other 346 Show data context 76 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 385 Show data context 306 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,445 Show data context 6,552 Show data context
Wood and paper 310 Show data context 106 Show data context
Chemicals 3,410 Show data context 850 Show data context
Low tech 452 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 2,132 Show data context 273 Show data context
Other 331 Show data context 83 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 484 Show data context 183 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,745 Show data context 946 Show data context
Wood and paper 526 Show data context 86 Show data context
Chemicals 1,385 Show data context 291 Show data context
Low tech 1,171 Show data context 151 Show data context
High tech. 3,561 Show data context 528 Show data context
Other 219 Show data context 47 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, Chorley District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 12th May 2021