Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 48 Show data context 21 Show data context
Wood and paper 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 22 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 13 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 68 Show data context 127 Show data context
Wood and paper 17 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 30 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 105 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 143 Show data context 350 Show data context
Wood and paper 24 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 162 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 51 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 164 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 497 Show data context 205 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 626 Show data context 1,564 Show data context
Wood and paper 91 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 141 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 420 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 639 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 723 Show data context 114 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 799 Show data context 207 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 645 Show data context 871 Show data context
Wood and paper 243 Show data context 27 Show data context
Chemicals 180 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 459 Show data context 22 Show data context
High tech. 1,085 Show data context 75 Show data context
Other 1,133 Show data context 160 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 933 Show data context 311 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 275 Show data context 579 Show data context
Wood and paper 217 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 205 Show data context 258 Show data context
Low tech 508 Show data context 262 Show data context
High tech. 1,094 Show data context 180 Show data context
Other 1,313 Show data context 472 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 634 Show data context 303 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 80 Show data context 238 Show data context
Wood and paper 252 Show data context 89 Show data context
Chemicals 467 Show data context 941 Show data context
Low tech 611 Show data context 610 Show data context
High tech. 1,851 Show data context 601 Show data context
Other 892 Show data context 326 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, Bournemouth UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 10th April 2020