Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 211 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,027 Show data context 393 Show data context
Wood and paper 105 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 188 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 195 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 391 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 243 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 731 Show data context 983 Show data context
Wood and paper 117 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 45 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 182 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 126 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 281 Show data context 27 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 352 Show data context 34 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 802 Show data context 1,329 Show data context
Wood and paper 128 Show data context 64 Show data context
Chemicals 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 308 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 205 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 814 Show data context 157 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 478 Show data context 166 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 852 Show data context 1,645 Show data context
Wood and paper 137 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 76 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 429 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 548 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 1,242 Show data context 208 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 583 Show data context 229 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 562 Show data context 549 Show data context
Wood and paper 171 Show data context 32 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 636 Show data context 65 Show data context
High tech. 5,217 Show data context 440 Show data context
Other 1,754 Show data context 438 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 796 Show data context 433 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 207 Show data context 289 Show data context
Wood and paper 241 Show data context 101 Show data context
Chemicals 51 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 189 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 15,854 Show data context 1,632 Show data context
Other 1,943 Show data context 784 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 651 Show data context 246 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 39 Show data context 75 Show data context
Wood and paper 655 Show data context 222 Show data context
Chemicals 57 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 284 Show data context 33 Show data context
High tech. 20,091 Show data context 2,606 Show data context
Other 631 Show data context 331 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 November 2017