Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 118 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 253 Show data context 123 Show data context
Wood and paper 106 Show data context 453 Show data context
Chemicals 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 114 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 114 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 153 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 430 Show data context 2,213 Show data context
Wood and paper 79 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 122 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 67 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 39 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 181 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 418 Show data context 2,107 Show data context
Wood and paper 85 Show data context 156 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 170 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 79 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 140 Show data context 55 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 372 Show data context 165 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 384 Show data context 933 Show data context
Wood and paper 245 Show data context 173 Show data context
Chemicals 126 Show data context 68 Show data context
Low tech 330 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 367 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 496 Show data context 199 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 355 Show data context 112 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,010 Show data context 1,414 Show data context
Wood and paper 557 Show data context 327 Show data context
Chemicals 227 Show data context 99 Show data context
Low tech 214 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 909 Show data context 167 Show data context
Other 768 Show data context 210 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 471 Show data context 340 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 947 Show data context 1,423 Show data context
Wood and paper 246 Show data context 193 Show data context
Chemicals 323 Show data context 145 Show data context
Low tech 617 Show data context 100 Show data context
High tech. 2,707 Show data context 605 Show data context
Other 1,699 Show data context 582 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 501 Show data context 491 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 339 Show data context 466 Show data context
Wood and paper 439 Show data context 141 Show data context
Chemicals 1,296 Show data context 505 Show data context
Low tech 1,264 Show data context 218 Show data context
High tech. 6,274 Show data context 1,859 Show data context
Other 861 Show data context 298 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, St Albans District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 28th July 2021