Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 457 Show data context 62 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,659 Show data context 1,545 Show data context
Wood and paper 498 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 66 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 1,494 Show data context 41 Show data context
High tech. 684 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 167 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 611 Show data context 112 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,662 Show data context 3,292 Show data context
Wood and paper 652 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 131 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 2,481 Show data context 142 Show data context
High tech. 706 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 154 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 335 Show data context 73 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,222 Show data context 2,311 Show data context
Wood and paper 282 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 98 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,062 Show data context 73 Show data context
High tech. 470 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 425 Show data context 43 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 472 Show data context 162 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,300 Show data context 1,967 Show data context
Wood and paper 197 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 85 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,020 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 625 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 539 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 419 Show data context 59 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 646 Show data context 540 Show data context
Wood and paper 361 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 725 Show data context 43 Show data context
High tech. 431 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 283 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 473 Show data context 119 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 222 Show data context 279 Show data context
Wood and paper 318 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 80 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 446 Show data context 57 Show data context
High tech. 1,159 Show data context 301 Show data context
Other 563 Show data context 602 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 173 Show data context 37 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 420 Show data context 543 Show data context
Wood and paper 355 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 271 Show data context 26 Show data context
Low tech 855 Show data context 119 Show data context
High tech. 2,165 Show data context 773 Show data context
Other 243 Show data context 60 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, Powys District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 30th September 2020