Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 710 Show data context 54 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,944 Show data context 9,375 Show data context
Wood and paper 851 Show data context 53 Show data context
Chemicals 109 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 4,853 Show data context 206 Show data context
High tech. 1,439 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 488 Show data context 164 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,689 Show data context 130 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 16,964 Show data context 18,009 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,315 Show data context 140 Show data context
Chemicals 423 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 6,562 Show data context 140 Show data context
High tech. 2,078 Show data context 45 Show data context
Other 632 Show data context 79 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,142 Show data context 173 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,758 Show data context 14,280 Show data context
Wood and paper 860 Show data context 289 Show data context
Chemicals 560 Show data context 57 Show data context
Low tech 7,551 Show data context 406 Show data context
High tech. 2,641 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 3,129 Show data context 411 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,958 Show data context 857 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 15,015 Show data context 20,242 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,456 Show data context 647 Show data context
Chemicals 1,190 Show data context 81 Show data context
Low tech 14,675 Show data context 1,197 Show data context
High tech. 7,185 Show data context 61 Show data context
Other 4,537 Show data context 205 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,777 Show data context 1,077 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 15,134 Show data context 20,036 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,883 Show data context 1,157 Show data context
Chemicals 1,927 Show data context 469 Show data context
Low tech 19,881 Show data context 2,137 Show data context
High tech. 6,040 Show data context 538 Show data context
Other 2,494 Show data context 1,071 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,163 Show data context 1,982 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,915 Show data context 18,536 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,798 Show data context 956 Show data context
Chemicals 3,536 Show data context 877 Show data context
Low tech 23,337 Show data context 3,993 Show data context
High tech. 10,252 Show data context 1,682 Show data context
Other 2,331 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,101 Show data context 1,809 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,047 Show data context 8,629 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,670 Show data context 863 Show data context
Chemicals 6,703 Show data context 2,333 Show data context
Low tech 26,211 Show data context 3,629 Show data context
High tech. 15,439 Show data context 2,442 Show data context
Other 2,020 Show data context 673 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 January 2020