Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 340 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,067 Show data context 703 Show data context
Wood and paper 163 Show data context 43 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 398 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 332 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 188 Show data context 18 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 380 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 792 Show data context 1,848 Show data context
Wood and paper 116 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 45 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 302 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 292 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 191 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 395 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 689 Show data context 2,253 Show data context
Wood and paper 110 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 396 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 374 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 370 Show data context 160 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 526 Show data context 146 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 500 Show data context 1,183 Show data context
Wood and paper 179 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 387 Show data context 94 Show data context
Low tech 848 Show data context 25 Show data context
High tech. 1,249 Show data context 31 Show data context
Other 629 Show data context 78 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 716 Show data context 142 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 562 Show data context 1,623 Show data context
Wood and paper 247 Show data context 95 Show data context
Chemicals 158 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 329 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 1,702 Show data context 60 Show data context
Other 474 Show data context 108 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 779 Show data context 341 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 276 Show data context 1,048 Show data context
Wood and paper 147 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 411 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 3,508 Show data context 508 Show data context
Other 998 Show data context 429 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 528 Show data context 196 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 231 Show data context 510 Show data context
Wood and paper 297 Show data context 35 Show data context
Chemicals 386 Show data context 94 Show data context
Low tech 1,185 Show data context 545 Show data context
High tech. 5,867 Show data context 1,044 Show data context
Other 993 Show data context 332 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, Colchester 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