Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,225 Show data context 112 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,705 Show data context 3,198 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,170 Show data context 159 Show data context
Chemicals 139 Show data context 29 Show data context
Low tech 16,937 Show data context 1,891 Show data context
High tech. 2,552 Show data context 111 Show data context
Other 6,478 Show data context 2,129 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,575 Show data context 281 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,963 Show data context 9,419 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,851 Show data context 510 Show data context
Chemicals 653 Show data context 50 Show data context
Low tech 28,653 Show data context 4,971 Show data context
High tech. 6,362 Show data context 151 Show data context
Other 5,417 Show data context 2,849 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,065 Show data context 758 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,768 Show data context 11,250 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,989 Show data context 1,632 Show data context
Chemicals 933 Show data context 424 Show data context
Low tech 45,350 Show data context 12,659 Show data context
High tech. 7,702 Show data context 467 Show data context
Other 12,455 Show data context 8,464 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,509 Show data context 4,764 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,233 Show data context 17,294 Show data context
Wood & paper 3,230 Show data context 3,582 Show data context
Chemicals 4,306 Show data context 2,426 Show data context
Low tech 72,743 Show data context 31,225 Show data context
High tech. 32,076 Show data context 5,807 Show data context
Other 12,805 Show data context 8,243 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 11,376 Show data context 8,288 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,284 Show data context 12,967 Show data context
Wood & paper 2,969 Show data context 2,851 Show data context
Chemicals 7,401 Show data context 4,612 Show data context
Low tech 54,530 Show data context 26,006 Show data context
High tech. 57,204 Show data context 19,603 Show data context
Other 22,218 Show data context 14,168 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 13,532 Show data context 9,460 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,142 Show data context 8,743 Show data context
Wood & paper 3,776 Show data context 2,841 Show data context
Chemicals 14,177 Show data context 4,620 Show data context
Low tech 70,363 Show data context 35,481 Show data context
High tech. 124,575 Show data context 40,362 Show data context
Other 19,428 Show data context 13,498 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 11,416 Show data context 7,631 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,368 Show data context 2,403 Show data context
Wood & paper 2,780 Show data context 2,127 Show data context
Chemicals 15,487 Show data context 5,663 Show data context
Low tech 62,691 Show data context 26,156 Show data context
High tech. 111,669 Show data context 30,386 Show data context
Other 8,310 Show data context 5,610 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 May 2024