Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 312 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,676 Show data context 957 Show data context
Wood and paper 171 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 266 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 218 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 51 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 296 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,741 Show data context 1,887 Show data context
Wood and paper 170 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 350 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 143 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 54 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 181 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,161 Show data context 759 Show data context
Wood and paper 72 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 261 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 108 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 100 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 224 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,757 Show data context 1,215 Show data context
Wood and paper 71 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 426 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 299 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 123 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 184 Show data context 49 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 947 Show data context 602 Show data context
Wood and paper 68 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 169 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 547 Show data context 142 Show data context
Other 62 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 103 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 456 Show data context 447 Show data context
Wood and paper 69 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 23 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 71 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 585 Show data context 91 Show data context
Other 30 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 404 Show data context 154 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,427 Show data context 1,041 Show data context
Wood and paper 196 Show data context 48 Show data context
Chemicals 312 Show data context 85 Show data context
Low tech 2,221 Show data context 139 Show data context
High tech. 1,353 Show data context 206 Show data context
Other 81 Show data context 40 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, Daventry 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