Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 297 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,596 Show data context 899 Show data context
Wood and paper 161 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 251 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 207 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 47 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 466 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,753 Show data context 5,365 Show data context
Wood and paper 262 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 41 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 539 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 593 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 119 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 277 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 916 Show data context 2,194 Show data context
Wood and paper 100 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 477 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 175 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 141 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 253 Show data context 39 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,774 Show data context 1,201 Show data context
Wood and paper 85 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 472 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 345 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 141 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 374 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 475 Show data context 409 Show data context
Wood and paper 114 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 143 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 673 Show data context 29 Show data context
Other 176 Show data context 37 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 235 Show data context 56 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 341 Show data context 275 Show data context
Wood and paper 143 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 168 Show data context 35 Show data context
Low tech 122 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 1,994 Show data context 267 Show data context
Other 46 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 420 Show data context 176 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,465 Show data context 1,176 Show data context
Wood and paper 205 Show data context 55 Show data context
Chemicals 322 Show data context 96 Show data context
Low tech 2,300 Show data context 157 Show data context
High tech. 1,363 Show data context 223 Show data context
Other 85 Show data context 45 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, South Northamptonshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th June 2021