Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 220 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,068 Show data context 354 Show data context
Wood and paper 75 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 408 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 279 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 81 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 288 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 935 Show data context 903 Show data context
Wood and paper 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 54 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 515 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 343 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 64 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 259 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 698 Show data context 713 Show data context
Wood and paper 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 61 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 994 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 335 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 305 Show data context 42 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 466 Show data context 111 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 490 Show data context 682 Show data context
Wood and paper 206 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 191 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 1,699 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 1,756 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other 473 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 703 Show data context 145 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 281 Show data context 225 Show data context
Wood and paper 219 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 249 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 7,815 Show data context 156 Show data context
High tech. 943 Show data context 229 Show data context
Other 206 Show data context 34 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 636 Show data context 342 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 130 Show data context 519 Show data context
Wood and paper 201 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 1,262 Show data context 84 Show data context
Low tech 15,335 Show data context 1,100 Show data context
High tech. 1,689 Show data context 286 Show data context
Other 193 Show data context 50 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 716 Show data context 470 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 250 Show data context 935 Show data context
Wood and paper 339 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 1,770 Show data context 110 Show data context
Low tech 18,943 Show data context 1,813 Show data context
High tech. 2,463 Show data context 253 Show data context
Other 134 Show data context 82 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, North Lincolnshire UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th July 2020