Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 123 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,882 Show data context 623 Show data context
Wood and paper 90 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 501 Show data context 140 Show data context
High tech. 133 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 84 Show data context 102 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 246 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,092 Show data context 1,074 Show data context
Wood and paper 132 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 74 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 865 Show data context 51 Show data context
High tech. 165 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 149 Show data context 69 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 203 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,406 Show data context 3,007 Show data context
Wood and paper 123 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 73 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,146 Show data context 49 Show data context
High tech. 307 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 391 Show data context 109 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 317 Show data context 130 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 996 Show data context 1,811 Show data context
Wood and paper 97 Show data context 80 Show data context
Chemicals 248 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 2,368 Show data context 897 Show data context
High tech. 1,062 Show data context 80 Show data context
Other 569 Show data context 440 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 532 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,595 Show data context 4,561 Show data context
Wood and paper 97 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 55 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 1,711 Show data context 215 Show data context
High tech. 428 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 206 Show data context 71 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 569 Show data context 140 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,515 Show data context 4,251 Show data context
Wood and paper 97 Show data context 34 Show data context
Chemicals 48 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 2,358 Show data context 782 Show data context
High tech. 855 Show data context 167 Show data context
Other 259 Show data context 82 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 517 Show data context 253 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,882 Show data context 672 Show data context
Wood and paper 186 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 193 Show data context 54 Show data context
Low tech 3,051 Show data context 617 Show data context
High tech. 2,018 Show data context 296 Show data context
Other 363 Show data context 152 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, Wyre Forest District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th August 2020