Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 358 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,361 Show data context 1,316 Show data context
Wood & paper 293 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 449 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 1,215 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 228 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 602 Show data context 62 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,658 Show data context 3,651 Show data context
Wood & paper 357 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 90 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 872 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 1,389 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 355 Show data context 55 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 821 Show data context 107 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,555 Show data context 4,461 Show data context
Wood & paper 325 Show data context 91 Show data context
Chemicals 144 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,419 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 4,492 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 1,594 Show data context 140 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,401 Show data context 546 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,631 Show data context 6,953 Show data context
Wood & paper 298 Show data context 153 Show data context
Chemicals 239 Show data context 51 Show data context
Low tech 1,622 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 11,111 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 2,914 Show data context 202 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,875 Show data context 684 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,259 Show data context 3,593 Show data context
Wood & paper 330 Show data context 164 Show data context
Chemicals 177 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 718 Show data context 44 Show data context
High tech. 12,723 Show data context 313 Show data context
Other 1,491 Show data context 364 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,750 Show data context 751 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 664 Show data context 2,494 Show data context
Wood & paper 542 Show data context 388 Show data context
Chemicals 111 Show data context 34 Show data context
Low tech 473 Show data context 126 Show data context
High tech. 18,476 Show data context 994 Show data context
Other 1,280 Show data context 652 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,464 Show data context 688 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 388 Show data context 2,550 Show data context
Wood & paper 620 Show data context 290 Show data context
Chemicals 1,975 Show data context 1,624 Show data context
Low tech 722 Show data context 190 Show data context
High tech. 14,983 Show data context 3,414 Show data context
Other 1,503 Show data context 442 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