Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,736 Show data context 516 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 44,738 Show data context 23,506 Show data context
Wood and paper 7,012 Show data context 381 Show data context
Chemicals 618 Show data context 63 Show data context
Low tech 72,700 Show data context 13,755 Show data context
High tech. 13,821 Show data context 206 Show data context
Other 11,063 Show data context 3,083 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 10,517 Show data context 1,019 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 43,456 Show data context 57,273 Show data context
Wood and paper 7,931 Show data context 719 Show data context
Chemicals 2,538 Show data context 143 Show data context
Low tech 98,821 Show data context 20,119 Show data context
High tech. 19,612 Show data context 264 Show data context
Other 10,220 Show data context 4,018 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 13,444 Show data context 1,781 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 36,714 Show data context 57,911 Show data context
Wood and paper 7,303 Show data context 2,597 Show data context
Chemicals 3,555 Show data context 856 Show data context
Low tech 143,459 Show data context 41,990 Show data context
High tech. 26,863 Show data context 883 Show data context
Other 31,261 Show data context 12,747 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 23,529 Show data context 10,005 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 39,848 Show data context 72,964 Show data context
Wood and paper 9,857 Show data context 5,733 Show data context
Chemicals 9,573 Show data context 3,625 Show data context
Low tech 226,185 Show data context 80,555 Show data context
High tech. 95,827 Show data context 9,915 Show data context
Other 34,621 Show data context 13,802 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 35,366 Show data context 14,747 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 35,974 Show data context 62,139 Show data context
Wood and paper 9,287 Show data context 5,267 Show data context
Chemicals 14,494 Show data context 7,145 Show data context
Low tech 207,165 Show data context 96,031 Show data context
High tech. 150,415 Show data context 39,979 Show data context
Other 36,189 Show data context 23,196 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 39,980 Show data context 20,238 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 29,123 Show data context 47,004 Show data context
Wood and paper 12,229 Show data context 6,009 Show data context
Chemicals 32,791 Show data context 10,311 Show data context
Low tech 265,482 Show data context 127,879 Show data context
High tech. 328,541 Show data context 94,809 Show data context
Other 34,682 Show data context 24,817 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 39,085 Show data context 18,546 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 23,512 Show data context 27,303 Show data context
Wood and paper 15,033 Show data context 5,414 Show data context
Chemicals 47,890 Show data context 15,547 Show data context
Low tech 279,436 Show data context 106,041 Show data context
High tech. 365,141 Show data context 96,414 Show data context
Other 20,256 Show data context 11,641 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: 19th September 2021