Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 64 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,585 Show data context 3,316 Show data context
Wood and paper 110 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 30 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 543 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 309 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 175 Show data context 72 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 30 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 436 Show data context 486 Show data context
Wood and paper 52 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 109 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 47 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 300 Show data context 350 Show data context
Wood and paper 85 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 33 Show data context
Low tech 126 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 128 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 128 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 129 Show data context 135 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,856 Show data context 3,545 Show data context
Wood and paper 149 Show data context 38 Show data context
Chemicals 199 Show data context 32 Show data context
Low tech 590 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 673 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 306 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 373 Show data context 225 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 397 Show data context 599 Show data context
Wood and paper 256 Show data context 52 Show data context
Chemicals 509 Show data context 36 Show data context
Low tech 126 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 610 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 155 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 563 Show data context 403 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 240 Show data context 602 Show data context
Wood and paper 311 Show data context 35 Show data context
Chemicals 2,247 Show data context 209 Show data context
Low tech 143 Show data context 22 Show data context
High tech. 912 Show data context 243 Show data context
Other 169 Show data context 68 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 561 Show data context 234 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,996 Show data context 1,167 Show data context
Wood and paper 603 Show data context 106 Show data context
Chemicals 1,585 Show data context 360 Show data context
Low tech 1,344 Show data context 187 Show data context
High tech. 4,084 Show data context 652 Show data context
Other 254 Show data context 60 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, Wyre District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th October 2020