Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 871 Show data context 82 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,359 Show data context 1,583 Show data context
Wood & paper 911 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 65 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 4,032 Show data context 352 Show data context
High tech. 1,764 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 622 Show data context 270 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 981 Show data context 103 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,644 Show data context 3,490 Show data context
Wood & paper 831 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 152 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 3,450 Show data context 218 Show data context
High tech. 1,211 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 513 Show data context 121 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 784 Show data context 88 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,342 Show data context 2,647 Show data context
Wood & paper 376 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 168 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 2,404 Show data context 106 Show data context
High tech. 1,201 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 1,126 Show data context 175 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,282 Show data context 369 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,428 Show data context 2,132 Show data context
Wood & paper 322 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 156 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 4,759 Show data context 239 Show data context
High tech. 2,223 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 1,136 Show data context 86 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,362 Show data context 339 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,197 Show data context 843 Show data context
Wood & paper 376 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 88 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 1,977 Show data context 135 Show data context
High tech. 2,029 Show data context 83 Show data context
Other 742 Show data context 136 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,705 Show data context 574 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 489 Show data context 689 Show data context
Wood & paper 299 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 201 Show data context 92 Show data context
Low tech 1,592 Show data context 464 Show data context
High tech. 5,030 Show data context 858 Show data context
Other 619 Show data context 277 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,643 Show data context 394 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 431 Show data context 1,068 Show data context
Wood & paper 677 Show data context 57 Show data context
Chemicals 716 Show data context 83 Show data context
Low tech 4,404 Show data context 716 Show data context
High tech. 11,289 Show data context 1,615 Show data context
Other 320 Show data context 151 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, Shropshire UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th May 2024