Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,346 Show data context 97 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,051 Show data context 3,913 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,694 Show data context 113 Show data context
Chemicals 286 Show data context 26 Show data context
Low tech 2,881 Show data context 42 Show data context
High tech. 2,281 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other 2,612 Show data context 157 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,235 Show data context 87 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,400 Show data context 2,653 Show data context
Wood and paper 846 Show data context 87 Show data context
Chemicals 159 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 1,509 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 664 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 511 Show data context 66 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,357 Show data context 106 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,959 Show data context 2,873 Show data context
Wood and paper 634 Show data context 172 Show data context
Chemicals 201 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 1,724 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 1,017 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 1,478 Show data context 261 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,513 Show data context 965 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,845 Show data context 5,516 Show data context
Wood and paper 795 Show data context 112 Show data context
Chemicals 901 Show data context 175 Show data context
Low tech 2,717 Show data context 114 Show data context
High tech. 4,192 Show data context 140 Show data context
Other 3,720 Show data context 586 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,353 Show data context 848 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,721 Show data context 2,483 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,162 Show data context 206 Show data context
Chemicals 978 Show data context 293 Show data context
Low tech 2,902 Show data context 162 Show data context
High tech. 10,240 Show data context 1,226 Show data context
Other 5,159 Show data context 1,224 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,333 Show data context 1,516 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,022 Show data context 2,678 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,388 Show data context 426 Show data context
Chemicals 2,424 Show data context 1,068 Show data context
Low tech 5,969 Show data context 1,340 Show data context
High tech. 24,818 Show data context 5,474 Show data context
Other 7,718 Show data context 3,599 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,487 Show data context 1,070 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,002 Show data context 1,165 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,706 Show data context 453 Show data context
Chemicals 7,580 Show data context 3,485 Show data context
Low tech 9,011 Show data context 2,329 Show data context
High tech. 41,664 Show data context 11,361 Show data context
Other 4,132 Show data context 1,923 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: 04th August 2020