Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 190 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 438 Show data context 222 Show data context
Wood and paper 78 Show data context 37 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 210 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 162 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 48 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 306 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 474 Show data context 543 Show data context
Wood and paper 92 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 257 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 175 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 104 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 280 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 376 Show data context 538 Show data context
Wood and paper 56 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 332 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 229 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 237 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 318 Show data context 84 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 261 Show data context 649 Show data context
Wood and paper 105 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 178 Show data context 44 Show data context
Low tech 472 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 641 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 307 Show data context 37 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 517 Show data context 62 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 193 Show data context 141 Show data context
Wood and paper 174 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 52 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 239 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 3,977 Show data context 1,163 Show data context
Other 274 Show data context 54 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 578 Show data context 215 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 84 Show data context 138 Show data context
Wood and paper 186 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 240 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 9,703 Show data context 2,758 Show data context
Other 373 Show data context 172 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 966 Show data context 470 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 295 Show data context 263 Show data context
Wood and paper 697 Show data context 104 Show data context
Chemicals 431 Show data context 89 Show data context
Low tech 860 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 12,426 Show data context 3,696 Show data context
Other 522 Show data context 212 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, Chelmsford District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 05th July 2022