Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 909 Show data context 51 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,030 Show data context 4,613 Show data context
Wood and paper 642 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 2,272 Show data context 270 Show data context
High tech. 919 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 635 Show data context 30 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,229 Show data context 111 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,451 Show data context 8,965 Show data context
Wood and paper 681 Show data context 34 Show data context
Chemicals 167 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 2,960 Show data context 542 Show data context
High tech. 988 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 732 Show data context 145 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,090 Show data context 105 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,996 Show data context 6,271 Show data context
Wood and paper 439 Show data context 104 Show data context
Chemicals 288 Show data context 67 Show data context
Low tech 3,062 Show data context 519 Show data context
High tech. 1,027 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other 1,502 Show data context 376 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,521 Show data context 523 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,792 Show data context 6,473 Show data context
Wood and paper 498 Show data context 226 Show data context
Chemicals 549 Show data context 254 Show data context
Low tech 5,430 Show data context 653 Show data context
High tech. 5,362 Show data context 692 Show data context
Other 2,144 Show data context 492 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,843 Show data context 335 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,017 Show data context 7,652 Show data context
Wood and paper 583 Show data context 226 Show data context
Chemicals 276 Show data context 213 Show data context
Low tech 5,468 Show data context 903 Show data context
High tech. 12,767 Show data context 2,909 Show data context
Other 1,471 Show data context 858 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,727 Show data context 625 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,999 Show data context 4,358 Show data context
Wood and paper 500 Show data context 257 Show data context
Chemicals 205 Show data context 84 Show data context
Low tech 6,453 Show data context 2,243 Show data context
High tech. 27,358 Show data context 6,720 Show data context
Other 1,351 Show data context 819 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,398 Show data context 408 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,558 Show data context 2,771 Show data context
Wood and paper 954 Show data context 342 Show data context
Chemicals 1,097 Show data context 351 Show data context
Low tech 13,388 Show data context 2,658 Show data context
High tech. 30,434 Show data context 4,772 Show data context
Other 1,233 Show data context 676 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: 18th June 2021