Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 450 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,111 Show data context 4,616 Show data context
Wood and paper 207 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 687 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 690 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 316 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 633 Show data context 149 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,951 Show data context 9,056 Show data context
Wood and paper 349 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 219 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 1,355 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 1,203 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 3,472 Show data context 7,563 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,023 Show data context 325 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,549 Show data context 26,073 Show data context
Wood and paper 499 Show data context 46 Show data context
Chemicals 84 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 2,031 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 2,996 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other 2,961 Show data context 326 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,332 Show data context 858 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 14,158 Show data context 26,820 Show data context
Wood and paper 908 Show data context 136 Show data context
Chemicals 345 Show data context 37 Show data context
Low tech 1,972 Show data context 54 Show data context
High tech. 4,579 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other 1,945 Show data context 346 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,004 Show data context 1,704 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 14,264 Show data context 25,496 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,226 Show data context 96 Show data context
Chemicals 171 Show data context 40 Show data context
Low tech 1,005 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 5,868 Show data context 221 Show data context
Other 2,243 Show data context 833 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,930 Show data context 1,818 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,362 Show data context 12,001 Show data context
Wood and paper 646 Show data context 81 Show data context
Chemicals 786 Show data context 151 Show data context
Low tech 804 Show data context 229 Show data context
High tech. 7,820 Show data context 1,729 Show data context
Other 3,073 Show data context 2,003 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,681 Show data context 1,243 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,806 Show data context 4,331 Show data context
Wood and paper 651 Show data context 39 Show data context
Chemicals 370 Show data context 165 Show data context
Low tech 1,234 Show data context 388 Show data context
High tech. 10,770 Show data context 5,888 Show data context
Other 1,969 Show data context 718 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