Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 220 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,567 Show data context 355 Show data context
Wood and paper 361 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,748 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 764 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 264 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 302 Show data context 81 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,649 Show data context 1,947 Show data context
Wood and paper 483 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 208 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 3,088 Show data context 66 Show data context
High tech. 3,428 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 415 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 332 Show data context 115 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,380 Show data context 2,411 Show data context
Wood and paper 535 Show data context 115 Show data context
Chemicals 322 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 5,257 Show data context 128 Show data context
High tech. 7,747 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other 2,213 Show data context 119 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 686 Show data context 816 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,088 Show data context 2,969 Show data context
Wood and paper 712 Show data context 121 Show data context
Chemicals 945 Show data context 75 Show data context
Low tech 5,475 Show data context 175 Show data context
High tech. 16,122 Show data context 49 Show data context
Other 2,140 Show data context 154 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,360 Show data context 1,406 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 665 Show data context 1,165 Show data context
Wood and paper 729 Show data context 149 Show data context
Chemicals 596 Show data context 177 Show data context
Low tech 2,094 Show data context 521 Show data context
High tech. 5,410 Show data context 216 Show data context
Other 1,700 Show data context 440 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,859 Show data context 1,702 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 711 Show data context 4,448 Show data context
Wood and paper 942 Show data context 359 Show data context
Chemicals 1,272 Show data context 460 Show data context
Low tech 4,297 Show data context 1,313 Show data context
High tech. 18,323 Show data context 2,728 Show data context
Other 1,963 Show data context 594 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,756 Show data context 1,079 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,302 Show data context 3,165 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,128 Show data context 310 Show data context
Chemicals 1,256 Show data context 260 Show data context
Low tech 5,191 Show data context 1,302 Show data context
High tech. 21,666 Show data context 4,896 Show data context
Other 990 Show data context 238 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, Sunderland District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th November 2020