Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,009 Show data context 41 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,192 Show data context 4,201 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,009 Show data context 85 Show data context
Chemicals 134 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 2,374 Show data context 240 Show data context
High tech. 1,789 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 1,350 Show data context 165 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,173 Show data context 149 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,566 Show data context 6,955 Show data context
Wood and paper 823 Show data context 88 Show data context
Chemicals 408 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 1,728 Show data context 70 Show data context
High tech. 1,366 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 1,358 Show data context 325 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,078 Show data context 589 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,624 Show data context 12,417 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,299 Show data context 686 Show data context
Chemicals 800 Show data context 73 Show data context
Low tech 3,661 Show data context 176 Show data context
High tech. 2,662 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other 3,864 Show data context 933 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,543 Show data context 7,353 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,977 Show data context 13,632 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,411 Show data context 3,663 Show data context
Chemicals 2,306 Show data context 312 Show data context
Low tech 5,836 Show data context 407 Show data context
High tech. 5,644 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 6,407 Show data context 1,074 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 10,763 Show data context 10,035 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,590 Show data context 5,718 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,292 Show data context 2,175 Show data context
Chemicals 2,160 Show data context 833 Show data context
Low tech 4,847 Show data context 594 Show data context
High tech. 7,715 Show data context 482 Show data context
Other 7,017 Show data context 2,444 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 9,491 Show data context 7,031 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,495 Show data context 3,591 Show data context
Wood and paper 6,536 Show data context 3,969 Show data context
Chemicals 3,367 Show data context 1,415 Show data context
Low tech 5,572 Show data context 1,033 Show data context
High tech. 11,656 Show data context 1,680 Show data context
Other 5,430 Show data context 2,233 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 8,545 Show data context 7,030 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,854 Show data context 1,861 Show data context
Wood and paper 6,492 Show data context 1,932 Show data context
Chemicals 3,249 Show data context 750 Show data context
Low tech 5,257 Show data context 702 Show data context
High tech. 12,821 Show data context 1,981 Show data context
Other 2,108 Show data context 711 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 July 2019