Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 109 Show data context 6 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 818 Show data context 393 Show data context
Wood and paper 126 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,288 Show data context 115 Show data context
High tech. 284 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 77 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 149 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 546 Show data context 611 Show data context
Wood and paper 103 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 506 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 196 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 93 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 187 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 281 Show data context 405 Show data context
Wood and paper 59 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 344 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 133 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 182 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 192 Show data context 43 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 408 Show data context 642 Show data context
Wood and paper 90 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 58 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 2,063 Show data context 361 Show data context
High tech. 527 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 275 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 361 Show data context 45 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 164 Show data context 287 Show data context
Wood and paper 108 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 40 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 537 Show data context 61 Show data context
High tech. 309 Show data context 56 Show data context
Other 135 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 218 Show data context 98 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 81 Show data context 214 Show data context
Wood and paper 63 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 118 Show data context 55 Show data context
Low tech 711 Show data context 333 Show data context
High tech. 592 Show data context 193 Show data context
Other 138 Show data context 41 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 434 Show data context 115 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 653 Show data context 505 Show data context
Wood and paper 356 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 855 Show data context 250 Show data context
Low tech 2,202 Show data context 409 Show data context
High tech. 3,210 Show data context 575 Show data context
Other 80 Show data context 18 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, Lichfield District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 07th July 2020