Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 195 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,483 Show data context 413 Show data context
Wood and paper 125 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 493 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 639 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 158 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 262 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,104 Show data context 1,259 Show data context
Wood and paper 365 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 113 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 592 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 507 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 197 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 233 Show data context 29 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 901 Show data context 1,429 Show data context
Wood and paper 87 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 69 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 632 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 606 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 1,380 Show data context 119 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 249 Show data context 229 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 578 Show data context 1,133 Show data context
Wood and paper 89 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 114 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 2,973 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 1,318 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 621 Show data context 45 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 528 Show data context 185 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 407 Show data context 383 Show data context
Wood and paper 302 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 502 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 592 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other 580 Show data context 208 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 624 Show data context 194 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 117 Show data context 512 Show data context
Wood and paper 207 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 37 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 435 Show data context 58 Show data context
High tech. 838 Show data context 142 Show data context
Other 494 Show data context 205 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 515 Show data context 208 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 224 Show data context 210 Show data context
Wood and paper 237 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 273 Show data context 30 Show data context
Low tech 1,037 Show data context 57 Show data context
High tech. 1,724 Show data context 176 Show data context
Other 97 Show data context 16 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, Scarborough District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th September 2020