Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 214 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,713 Show data context 2,697 Show data context
Wood and paper 207 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 890 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 532 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 320 Show data context 38 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 416 Show data context 39 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,769 Show data context 4,066 Show data context
Wood and paper 305 Show data context 45 Show data context
Chemicals 204 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 1,489 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 1,093 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 418 Show data context 41 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 514 Show data context 103 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,742 Show data context 4,253 Show data context
Wood and paper 392 Show data context 111 Show data context
Chemicals 370 Show data context 65 Show data context
Low tech 3,403 Show data context 138 Show data context
High tech. 2,901 Show data context 46 Show data context
Other 1,606 Show data context 417 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 809 Show data context 240 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,023 Show data context 6,282 Show data context
Wood and paper 474 Show data context 208 Show data context
Chemicals 323 Show data context 81 Show data context
Low tech 5,047 Show data context 535 Show data context
High tech. 8,184 Show data context 129 Show data context
Other 1,777 Show data context 687 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 895 Show data context 383 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,105 Show data context 6,218 Show data context
Wood and paper 263 Show data context 172 Show data context
Chemicals 457 Show data context 341 Show data context
Low tech 2,385 Show data context 367 Show data context
High tech. 12,342 Show data context 1,005 Show data context
Other 1,344 Show data context 571 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,149 Show data context 671 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,832 Show data context 6,569 Show data context
Wood and paper 253 Show data context 174 Show data context
Chemicals 761 Show data context 611 Show data context
Low tech 6,330 Show data context 1,080 Show data context
High tech. 23,880 Show data context 2,884 Show data context
Other 1,585 Show data context 852 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 642 Show data context 379 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,302 Show data context 3,474 Show data context
Wood and paper 332 Show data context 107 Show data context
Chemicals 1,042 Show data context 788 Show data context
Low tech 5,899 Show data context 1,148 Show data context
High tech. 26,846 Show data context 3,617 Show data context
Other 496 Show data context 156 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: 21st January 2021