Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 990 Show data context 61 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,330 Show data context 7,276 Show data context
Wood and paper 560 Show data context 47 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,159 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 839 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 356 Show data context 401 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,237 Show data context 90 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,468 Show data context 12,832 Show data context
Wood and paper 621 Show data context 97 Show data context
Chemicals 129 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 1,901 Show data context 57 Show data context
High tech. 1,100 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 475 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,498 Show data context 119 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,873 Show data context 13,209 Show data context
Wood and paper 721 Show data context 327 Show data context
Chemicals 123 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,981 Show data context 128 Show data context
High tech. 1,599 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 1,487 Show data context 214 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,600 Show data context 271 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,976 Show data context 12,430 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,558 Show data context 586 Show data context
Chemicals 378 Show data context 213 Show data context
Low tech 2,344 Show data context 253 Show data context
High tech. 2,610 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 2,400 Show data context 383 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,329 Show data context 721 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,822 Show data context 6,687 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,295 Show data context 993 Show data context
Chemicals 199 Show data context 545 Show data context
Low tech 2,159 Show data context 158 Show data context
High tech. 3,183 Show data context 167 Show data context
Other 5,223 Show data context 1,314 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,668 Show data context 963 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,735 Show data context 5,115 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,438 Show data context 1,066 Show data context
Chemicals 1,525 Show data context 692 Show data context
Low tech 2,174 Show data context 200 Show data context
High tech. 10,690 Show data context 799 Show data context
Other 5,283 Show data context 1,578 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,280 Show data context 1,390 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,602 Show data context 4,222 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,655 Show data context 1,208 Show data context
Chemicals 2,828 Show data context 630 Show data context
Low tech 2,527 Show data context 310 Show data context
High tech. 11,740 Show data context 5,015 Show data context
Other 960 Show data context 350 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, Fife District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st October 2018