Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 343 Show data context 34 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,717 Show data context 1,420 Show data context
Wood and paper 235 Show data context 19 Show data context
Chemicals 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 553 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 266 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 139 Show data context 33 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 225 Show data context 41 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 795 Show data context 1,170 Show data context
Wood and paper 133 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 495 Show data context 101 Show data context
High tech. 210 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 65 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 110 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 608 Show data context 793 Show data context
Wood and paper 81 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 34 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 347 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 186 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 206 Show data context 25 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 254 Show data context 70 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 357 Show data context 753 Show data context
Wood and paper 107 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 26 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 311 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 253 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 189 Show data context 25 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 254 Show data context 56 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 203 Show data context 79 Show data context
Wood and paper 158 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 102 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 254 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 75 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 267 Show data context 60 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 52 Show data context 32 Show data context
Wood and paper 93 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 155 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 194 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 66 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 299 Show data context 43 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 280 Show data context 135 Show data context
Wood and paper 237 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 238 Show data context 36 Show data context
High tech. 605 Show data context 60 Show data context
Other 104 Show data context 16 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, West Devon District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th September 2021