Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,525 Show data context 67 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,151 Show data context 2,244 Show data context
Wood and paper 949 Show data context 147 Show data context
Chemicals 176 Show data context 29 Show data context
Low tech 2,302 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 1,978 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 919 Show data context 70 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,128 Show data context 287 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,891 Show data context 8,394 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,724 Show data context 436 Show data context
Chemicals 815 Show data context 35 Show data context
Low tech 5,559 Show data context 84 Show data context
High tech. 4,773 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 1,616 Show data context 264 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,468 Show data context 468 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,472 Show data context 12,707 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,335 Show data context 661 Show data context
Chemicals 2,722 Show data context 159 Show data context
Low tech 8,231 Show data context 150 Show data context
High tech. 6,626 Show data context 56 Show data context
Other 7,679 Show data context 1,441 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 13,521 Show data context 6,264 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 18,341 Show data context 43,769 Show data context
Wood and paper 7,256 Show data context 2,177 Show data context
Chemicals 8,133 Show data context 2,725 Show data context
Low tech 22,443 Show data context 1,667 Show data context
High tech. 43,552 Show data context 2,827 Show data context
Other 32,254 Show data context 4,956 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 28,997 Show data context 14,958 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 27,951 Show data context 39,408 Show data context
Wood and paper 14,719 Show data context 5,648 Show data context
Chemicals 19,324 Show data context 9,188 Show data context
Low tech 29,503 Show data context 6,419 Show data context
High tech. 94,853 Show data context 22,528 Show data context
Other 64,266 Show data context 18,910 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 30,405 Show data context 18,861 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,968 Show data context 29,034 Show data context
Wood and paper 16,819 Show data context 9,505 Show data context
Chemicals 28,455 Show data context 20,609 Show data context
Low tech 51,539 Show data context 18,252 Show data context
High tech. 224,528 Show data context 77,208 Show data context
Other 68,515 Show data context 36,208 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 35,460 Show data context 20,540 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,270 Show data context 18,040 Show data context
Wood and paper 14,660 Show data context 6,470 Show data context
Chemicals 42,370 Show data context 23,880 Show data context
Low tech 51,670 Show data context 17,660 Show data context
High tech. 209,180 Show data context 79,780 Show data context
Other 25,230 Show data context 11,510 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