Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 189 Show data context 34 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,619 Show data context 2,219 Show data context
Wood and paper 204 Show data context 45 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 957 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 609 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 544 Show data context 199 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 240 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 915 Show data context 823 Show data context
Wood and paper 143 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 747 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 610 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 181 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 226 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 610 Show data context 777 Show data context
Wood and paper 140 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 54 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 1,343 Show data context 52 Show data context
High tech. 1,200 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 591 Show data context 61 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 404 Show data context 278 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,172 Show data context 6,592 Show data context
Wood and paper 334 Show data context 65 Show data context
Chemicals 365 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 2,562 Show data context 81 Show data context
High tech. 2,067 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other 1,052 Show data context 49 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 857 Show data context 798 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 785 Show data context 596 Show data context
Wood and paper 277 Show data context 77 Show data context
Chemicals 242 Show data context 100 Show data context
Low tech 3,381 Show data context 710 Show data context
High tech. 5,277 Show data context 100 Show data context
Other 530 Show data context 90 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,414 Show data context 1,031 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,374 Show data context 2,756 Show data context
Wood and paper 427 Show data context 188 Show data context
Chemicals 619 Show data context 372 Show data context
Low tech 5,481 Show data context 1,583 Show data context
High tech. 10,136 Show data context 1,991 Show data context
Other 651 Show data context 202 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,861 Show data context 926 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,588 Show data context 3,487 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,129 Show data context 182 Show data context
Chemicals 1,976 Show data context 407 Show data context
Low tech 9,210 Show data context 1,813 Show data context
High tech. 13,322 Show data context 2,140 Show data context
Other 820 Show data context 238 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, Doncaster District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 07th June 2020