Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 96 Show data context 51 Show data context
Wood & paper 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 74 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 72 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 151 Show data context 232 Show data context
Wood & paper 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 218 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 87 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 84 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 384 Show data context 60 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 945 Show data context 1,418 Show data context
Wood & paper 346 Show data context 96 Show data context
Chemicals 343 Show data context 90 Show data context
Low tech 776 Show data context 31 Show data context
High tech. 509 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 1,720 Show data context 436 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,588 Show data context 1,141 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,674 Show data context 6,963 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,188 Show data context 754 Show data context
Chemicals 828 Show data context 391 Show data context
Low tech 3,016 Show data context 286 Show data context
High tech. 3,652 Show data context 101 Show data context
Other 6,090 Show data context 963 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,720 Show data context 2,207 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,988 Show data context 7,860 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,668 Show data context 1,216 Show data context
Chemicals 1,219 Show data context 595 Show data context
Low tech 2,757 Show data context 627 Show data context
High tech. 5,495 Show data context 2,282 Show data context
Other 9,815 Show data context 2,495 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,828 Show data context 1,283 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,111 Show data context 4,332 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,285 Show data context 1,391 Show data context
Chemicals 620 Show data context 366 Show data context
Low tech 2,582 Show data context 908 Show data context
High tech. 5,948 Show data context 3,063 Show data context
Other 7,021 Show data context 3,101 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,990 Show data context 1,440 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,480 Show data context 3,090 Show data context
Wood & paper 940 Show data context 780 Show data context
Chemicals 1,070 Show data context 710 Show data context
Low tech 2,560 Show data context 690 Show data context
High tech. 5,720 Show data context 3,370 Show data context
Other 2,220 Show data context 890 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, Haringey District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th May 2024