Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 336 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,017 Show data context 318 Show data context
Wood and paper 107 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 467 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 295 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 60 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 450 Show data context 35 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 965 Show data context 1,375 Show data context
Wood and paper 170 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 551 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 254 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 97 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 288 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 476 Show data context 915 Show data context
Wood and paper 119 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 591 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 207 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 236 Show data context 37 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 549 Show data context 91 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 422 Show data context 817 Show data context
Wood and paper 97 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 99 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 547 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 522 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 355 Show data context 102 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 547 Show data context 76 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 261 Show data context 162 Show data context
Wood and paper 179 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 242 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 660 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 294 Show data context 74 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 685 Show data context 231 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 130 Show data context 133 Show data context
Wood and paper 259 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 151 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 595 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other 272 Show data context 103 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 840 Show data context 249 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 42 Show data context 101 Show data context
Wood and paper 252 Show data context 29 Show data context
Chemicals 314 Show data context 100 Show data context
Low tech 387 Show data context 25 Show data context
High tech. 1,683 Show data context 249 Show data context
Other 289 Show data context 53 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 Norfolk District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th February 2020