Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 135 Show data context 6 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 360 Show data context 137 Show data context
Wood and paper 101 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 193 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 122 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 41 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 407 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 827 Show data context 1,239 Show data context
Wood and paper 181 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 52 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 524 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 435 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 209 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 463 Show data context 50 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 849 Show data context 1,270 Show data context
Wood and paper 151 Show data context 19 Show data context
Chemicals 83 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 642 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 588 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 650 Show data context 80 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 758 Show data context 290 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 707 Show data context 1,708 Show data context
Wood and paper 99 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 90 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 841 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 2,227 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 641 Show data context 54 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 810 Show data context 213 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 421 Show data context 379 Show data context
Wood and paper 164 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 400 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 2,379 Show data context 153 Show data context
Other 378 Show data context 77 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 675 Show data context 175 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 144 Show data context 136 Show data context
Wood and paper 547 Show data context 108 Show data context
Chemicals 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 260 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 3,831 Show data context 298 Show data context
Other 395 Show data context 162 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 450 Show data context 107 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 120 Show data context 124 Show data context
Wood and paper 340 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 420 Show data context 129 Show data context
Low tech 1,210 Show data context 208 Show data context
High tech. 4,600 Show data context 595 Show data context
Other 190 Show data context 28 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, the Isle of Wight UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th September 2020