Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 10,725 Show data context 490 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 33,292 Show data context 19,544 Show data context
Wood & paper 5,337 Show data context 6,591 Show data context
Chemicals 339 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 12,367 Show data context 175 Show data context
High tech. 9,839 Show data context 145 Show data context
Other 3,673 Show data context 449 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 13,178 Show data context 908 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 31,383 Show data context 69,499 Show data context
Wood & paper 5,400 Show data context 646 Show data context
Chemicals 1,474 Show data context 117 Show data context
Low tech 14,283 Show data context 180 Show data context
High tech. 8,375 Show data context 71 Show data context
Other 4,491 Show data context 848 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 12,650 Show data context 974 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 24,100 Show data context 62,480 Show data context
Wood & paper 4,831 Show data context 1,946 Show data context
Chemicals 1,717 Show data context 248 Show data context
Low tech 16,444 Show data context 161 Show data context
High tech. 10,579 Show data context 115 Show data context
Other 11,551 Show data context 3,570 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 19,919 Show data context 6,420 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 28,196 Show data context 56,727 Show data context
Wood & paper 7,053 Show data context 2,383 Show data context
Chemicals 5,630 Show data context 1,575 Show data context
Low tech 25,084 Show data context 382 Show data context
High tech. 30,127 Show data context 416 Show data context
Other 19,874 Show data context 5,027 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 29,168 Show data context 9,480 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 27,093 Show data context 38,486 Show data context
Wood & paper 12,233 Show data context 4,873 Show data context
Chemicals 6,428 Show data context 1,926 Show data context
Low tech 24,505 Show data context 1,129 Show data context
High tech. 48,609 Show data context 6,692 Show data context
Other 22,901 Show data context 6,769 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 32,352 Show data context 14,599 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 20,146 Show data context 34,739 Show data context
Wood & paper 15,633 Show data context 6,027 Show data context
Chemicals 17,369 Show data context 6,771 Show data context
Low tech 35,032 Show data context 4,656 Show data context
High tech. 115,350 Show data context 26,463 Show data context
Other 34,054 Show data context 13,769 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 36,282 Show data context 17,951 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 14,248 Show data context 23,236 Show data context
Wood & paper 26,205 Show data context 7,066 Show data context
Chemicals 41,194 Show data context 13,750 Show data context
Low tech 54,436 Show data context 8,052 Show data context
High tech. 232,073 Show data context 55,069 Show data context
Other 26,544 Show data context 9,346 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: 18th May 2024