Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 171 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 500 Show data context 207 Show data context
Wood and paper 71 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 217 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 160 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 314 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 661 Show data context 1,222 Show data context
Wood and paper 144 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 378 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 294 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 116 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 377 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 693 Show data context 1,343 Show data context
Wood and paper 172 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 41 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 427 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 501 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 572 Show data context 154 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 794 Show data context 290 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 627 Show data context 1,782 Show data context
Wood and paper 210 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 235 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 733 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 1,578 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 777 Show data context 137 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 871 Show data context 354 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 409 Show data context 413 Show data context
Wood and paper 187 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 207 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 1,743 Show data context 124 Show data context
Other 796 Show data context 212 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,046 Show data context 675 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 216 Show data context 559 Show data context
Wood and paper 340 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 188 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 2,752 Show data context 255 Show data context
Other 1,020 Show data context 637 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,104 Show data context 1,828 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 203 Show data context 378 Show data context
Wood and paper 484 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 577 Show data context 108 Show data context
Low tech 465 Show data context 101 Show data context
High tech. 4,335 Show data context 1,136 Show data context
Other 219 Show data context 226 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, Waveney District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd October 2020