Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,044 Show data context 68 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,601 Show data context 3,826 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,059 Show data context 111 Show data context
Chemicals 216 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 3,117 Show data context 112 Show data context
High tech. 2,968 Show data context 44 Show data context
Other 4,920 Show data context 355 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,874 Show data context 216 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,242 Show data context 10,977 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,417 Show data context 364 Show data context
Chemicals 858 Show data context 61 Show data context
Low tech 5,264 Show data context 239 Show data context
High tech. 3,924 Show data context 57 Show data context
Other 6,236 Show data context 775 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,215 Show data context 446 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,778 Show data context 11,334 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,289 Show data context 1,578 Show data context
Chemicals 1,140 Show data context 202 Show data context
Low tech 6,519 Show data context 393 Show data context
High tech. 4,132 Show data context 95 Show data context
Other 13,201 Show data context 5,866 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,010 Show data context 2,298 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,400 Show data context 16,887 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,278 Show data context 2,910 Show data context
Chemicals 1,292 Show data context 671 Show data context
Low tech 6,441 Show data context 1,563 Show data context
High tech. 7,907 Show data context 507 Show data context
Other 13,977 Show data context 6,188 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,858 Show data context 4,131 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,554 Show data context 14,002 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,923 Show data context 2,458 Show data context
Chemicals 1,579 Show data context 1,143 Show data context
Low tech 4,318 Show data context 1,380 Show data context
High tech. 7,183 Show data context 2,182 Show data context
Other 14,243 Show data context 7,019 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,833 Show data context 2,370 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,918 Show data context 11,684 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,727 Show data context 1,335 Show data context
Chemicals 2,968 Show data context 1,668 Show data context
Low tech 4,733 Show data context 1,912 Show data context
High tech. 9,659 Show data context 3,794 Show data context
Other 13,547 Show data context 6,394 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,540 Show data context 720 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,430 Show data context 6,510 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,110 Show data context 550 Show data context
Chemicals 2,330 Show data context 1,290 Show data context
Low tech 2,850 Show data context 880 Show data context
High tech. 8,630 Show data context 2,620 Show data context
Other 3,210 Show data context 1,200 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, Islington District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 10th August 2020