Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,151 Show data context 52 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,384 Show data context 4,775 Show data context
Wood & paper 873 Show data context 39 Show data context
Chemicals 48 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,635 Show data context 33 Show data context
High tech. 878 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 507 Show data context 91 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,589 Show data context 136 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,197 Show data context 7,209 Show data context
Wood & paper 943 Show data context 62 Show data context
Chemicals 162 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 1,771 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 682 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 487 Show data context 77 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,405 Show data context 165 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,439 Show data context 5,735 Show data context
Wood & paper 643 Show data context 55 Show data context
Chemicals 171 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 1,735 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 988 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 1,172 Show data context 195 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,462 Show data context 763 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,777 Show data context 4,823 Show data context
Wood & paper 653 Show data context 43 Show data context
Chemicals 912 Show data context 138 Show data context
Low tech 2,257 Show data context 64 Show data context
High tech. 2,914 Show data context 21 Show data context
Other 1,493 Show data context 183 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,449 Show data context 979 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,129 Show data context 2,275 Show data context
Wood & paper 866 Show data context 35 Show data context
Chemicals 1,549 Show data context 498 Show data context
Low tech 799 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 3,593 Show data context 268 Show data context
Other 985 Show data context 190 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,369 Show data context 1,998 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,635 Show data context 1,704 Show data context
Wood & paper 743 Show data context 46 Show data context
Chemicals 2,645 Show data context 812 Show data context
Low tech 684 Show data context 58 Show data context
High tech. 7,625 Show data context 1,685 Show data context
Other 1,191 Show data context 531 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,293 Show data context 1,659 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,089 Show data context 508 Show data context
Wood & paper 1,180 Show data context 98 Show data context
Chemicals 3,973 Show data context 687 Show data context
Low tech 2,030 Show data context 150 Show data context
High tech. 17,088 Show data context 1,886 Show data context
Other 967 Show data context 232 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: 23rd July 2024