Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 133 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 404 Show data context 225 Show data context
Wood and paper 97 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 162 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 130 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 151 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 55 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 81 Show data context 117 Show data context
Wood and paper 38 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 31 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 24 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 42 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 76 Show data context 93 Show data context
Wood and paper 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 28 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 173 Show data context 52 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 194 Show data context 308 Show data context
Wood and paper 53 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 51 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 182 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 294 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 270 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 131 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 171 Show data context 122 Show data context
Wood and paper 29 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 71 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 381 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other 95 Show data context 24 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 92 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 72 Show data context 108 Show data context
Wood and paper 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 31 Show data context
Low tech 109 Show data context 36 Show data context
High tech. 507 Show data context 143 Show data context
Other 201 Show data context 235 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 103 Show data context 43 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 68 Show data context 77 Show data context
Wood and paper 161 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 424 Show data context 202 Show data context
Low tech 516 Show data context 128 Show data context
High tech. 1,932 Show data context 546 Show data context
Other 140 Show data context 77 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, Surrey Heath 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