Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 120 Show data context 59 Show data context
Wood and paper 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 93 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 44 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 76 Show data context 107 Show data context
Wood and paper 14 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 148 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 301 Show data context 619 Show data context
Wood and paper 68 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 47 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 330 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 217 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 329 Show data context 66 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 942 Show data context 583 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,660 Show data context 3,980 Show data context
Wood and paper 328 Show data context 90 Show data context
Chemicals 497 Show data context 94 Show data context
Low tech 1,513 Show data context 85 Show data context
High tech. 3,332 Show data context 172 Show data context
Other 2,549 Show data context 313 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,917 Show data context 1,410 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,823 Show data context 3,566 Show data context
Wood and paper 992 Show data context 726 Show data context
Chemicals 1,124 Show data context 799 Show data context
Low tech 2,214 Show data context 548 Show data context
High tech. 10,232 Show data context 2,569 Show data context
Other 4,819 Show data context 1,401 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,951 Show data context 2,810 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 717 Show data context 1,769 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,997 Show data context 1,816 Show data context
Chemicals 2,066 Show data context 1,535 Show data context
Low tech 5,366 Show data context 1,719 Show data context
High tech. 26,147 Show data context 9,176 Show data context
Other 9,154 Show data context 4,924 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,860 Show data context 2,350 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 480 Show data context 1,090 Show data context
Wood and paper 870 Show data context 460 Show data context
Chemicals 2,010 Show data context 1,060 Show data context
Low tech 3,770 Show data context 1,150 Show data context
High tech. 20,890 Show data context 8,970 Show data context
Other 1,960 Show data context 870 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, Brent District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th July 2021