Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 296 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 858 Show data context 667 Show data context
Wood and paper 175 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 414 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 433 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 241 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 322 Show data context 28 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 870 Show data context 1,464 Show data context
Wood and paper 176 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 688 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 454 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 233 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 522 Show data context 43 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,148 Show data context 2,427 Show data context
Wood and paper 173 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 95 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,084 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 911 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 660 Show data context 148 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 913 Show data context 297 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 993 Show data context 2,411 Show data context
Wood and paper 295 Show data context 99 Show data context
Chemicals 254 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 1,948 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 2,638 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 1,038 Show data context 183 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,727 Show data context 723 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 862 Show data context 1,868 Show data context
Wood and paper 424 Show data context 62 Show data context
Chemicals 209 Show data context 29 Show data context
Low tech 519 Show data context 26 Show data context
High tech. 4,240 Show data context 294 Show data context
Other 1,250 Show data context 295 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,411 Show data context 970 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 564 Show data context 1,949 Show data context
Wood and paper 336 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 569 Show data context 158 Show data context
Low tech 667 Show data context 71 Show data context
High tech. 6,194 Show data context 816 Show data context
Other 1,394 Show data context 395 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,197 Show data context 1,747 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 365 Show data context 1,121 Show data context
Wood and paper 467 Show data context 84 Show data context
Chemicals 657 Show data context 271 Show data context
Low tech 2,542 Show data context 374 Show data context
High tech. 5,179 Show data context 879 Show data context
Other 1,084 Show data context 140 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, Ipswich District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 09th July 2020