Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 207 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,207 Show data context 529 Show data context
Wood & paper 240 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 3,340 Show data context 223 Show data context
High tech. 538 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 233 Show data context 50 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 542 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,466 Show data context 1,707 Show data context
Wood & paper 346 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 143 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 9,323 Show data context 853 Show data context
High tech. 1,106 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 342 Show data context 63 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 129 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 342 Show data context 484 Show data context
Wood & paper 59 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 2,186 Show data context 315 Show data context
High tech. 294 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 361 Show data context 33 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 196 Show data context 45 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 533 Show data context 762 Show data context
Wood & paper 92 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 52 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 1,886 Show data context 314 Show data context
High tech. 497 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 274 Show data context 18 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 257 Show data context 49 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 267 Show data context 555 Show data context
Wood & paper 92 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 174 Show data context 43 Show data context
Low tech 2,558 Show data context 623 Show data context
High tech. 978 Show data context 195 Show data context
Other 91 Show data context 47 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 108 Show data context 33 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 101 Show data context 169 Show data context
Wood & paper 47 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 305 Show data context 47 Show data context
Low tech 2,162 Show data context 583 Show data context
High tech. 2,264 Show data context 811 Show data context
Other 59 Show data context 41 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 502 Show data context 127 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 732 Show data context 576 Show data context
Wood & paper 397 Show data context 78 Show data context
Chemicals 1,097 Show data context 285 Show data context
Low tech 3,098 Show data context 704 Show data context
High tech. 4,067 Show data context 747 Show data context
Other 126 Show data context 39 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: 24th June 2024