Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,343 Show data context 874 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 132,055 Show data context 59,667 Show data context
Wood and paper 5,354 Show data context 905 Show data context
Chemicals 972 Show data context 42 Show data context
Low tech 35,908 Show data context 1,346 Show data context
High tech. 13,499 Show data context 127 Show data context
Other 12,975 Show data context 4,626 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 8,534 Show data context 1,573 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 121,614 Show data context 93,760 Show data context
Wood and paper 5,642 Show data context 311 Show data context
Chemicals 4,422 Show data context 163 Show data context
Low tech 54,504 Show data context 1,895 Show data context
High tech. 17,541 Show data context 406 Show data context
Other 9,292 Show data context 1,182 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 11,662 Show data context 2,636 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 129,807 Show data context 157,731 Show data context
Wood and paper 8,237 Show data context 2,687 Show data context
Chemicals 4,848 Show data context 512 Show data context
Low tech 84,558 Show data context 5,006 Show data context
High tech. 35,106 Show data context 459 Show data context
Other 34,995 Show data context 8,100 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 19,337 Show data context 16,141 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 169,940 Show data context 226,097 Show data context
Wood and paper 13,863 Show data context 4,213 Show data context
Chemicals 15,051 Show data context 3,641 Show data context
Low tech 141,454 Show data context 13,813 Show data context
High tech. 88,290 Show data context 1,111 Show data context
Other 43,423 Show data context 7,686 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 37,753 Show data context 21,198 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 141,588 Show data context 189,816 Show data context
Wood and paper 15,039 Show data context 3,492 Show data context
Chemicals 16,848 Show data context 5,136 Show data context
Low tech 120,532 Show data context 18,282 Show data context
High tech. 75,186 Show data context 6,085 Show data context
Other 35,358 Show data context 15,601 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 43,243 Show data context 28,820 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 128,272 Show data context 164,782 Show data context
Wood and paper 17,731 Show data context 5,926 Show data context
Chemicals 31,775 Show data context 9,301 Show data context
Low tech 163,998 Show data context 36,020 Show data context
High tech. 147,923 Show data context 27,681 Show data context
Other 34,511 Show data context 18,713 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 42,587 Show data context 28,575 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 94,366 Show data context 76,401 Show data context
Wood and paper 20,333 Show data context 4,629 Show data context
Chemicals 37,111 Show data context 10,666 Show data context
Low tech 173,745 Show data context 36,765 Show data context
High tech. 156,731 Show data context 29,412 Show data context
Other 17,225 Show data context 6,657 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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Date accessed: 20th September 2019