Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 60 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 130 Show data context 63 Show data context
Wood and paper 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 106 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 75 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 76 Show data context 93 Show data context
Wood and paper 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 78 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 31 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 129 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 134 Show data context 134 Show data context
Wood and paper 56 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 72 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 79 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 129 Show data context 52 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 161 Show data context 320 Show data context
Wood and paper 63 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 72 Show data context 37 Show data context
Low tech 144 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 305 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 253 Show data context 36 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 284 Show data context 122 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 151 Show data context 155 Show data context
Wood and paper 96 Show data context 19 Show data context
Chemicals 263 Show data context 49 Show data context
Low tech 235 Show data context 44 Show data context
High tech. 832 Show data context 70 Show data context
Other 761 Show data context 132 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 317 Show data context 156 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 93 Show data context 259 Show data context
Wood and paper 378 Show data context 168 Show data context
Chemicals 645 Show data context 162 Show data context
Low tech 1,007 Show data context 216 Show data context
High tech. 1,885 Show data context 399 Show data context
Other 2,133 Show data context 827 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 250 Show data context 96 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 47 Show data context 100 Show data context
Wood and paper 185 Show data context 67 Show data context
Chemicals 688 Show data context 397 Show data context
Low tech 1,741 Show data context 537 Show data context
High tech. 4,316 Show data context 1,218 Show data context
Other 211 Show data context 153 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, Spelthorne District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st February 2020