Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 799 Show data context 28 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,566 Show data context 8,613 Show data context
Wood and paper 414 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 861 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 616 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 344 Show data context 222 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 772 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,563 Show data context 12,331 Show data context
Wood and paper 397 Show data context 32 Show data context
Chemicals 107 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,076 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 826 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 333 Show data context 150 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 801 Show data context 95 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,763 Show data context 11,230 Show data context
Wood and paper 439 Show data context 39 Show data context
Chemicals 124 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 1,073 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 921 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 867 Show data context 71 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 770 Show data context 308 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,172 Show data context 9,065 Show data context
Wood and paper 367 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 210 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 1,271 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 1,847 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 717 Show data context 105 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 859 Show data context 505 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,090 Show data context 4,821 Show data context
Wood and paper 550 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 174 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 513 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 2,299 Show data context 170 Show data context
Other 426 Show data context 134 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 956 Show data context 511 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,883 Show data context 3,025 Show data context
Wood and paper 651 Show data context 59 Show data context
Chemicals 218 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 375 Show data context 42 Show data context
High tech. 2,972 Show data context 535 Show data context
Other 318 Show data context 83 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 787 Show data context 480 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,708 Show data context 2,044 Show data context
Wood and paper 452 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 402 Show data context 54 Show data context
Low tech 777 Show data context 191 Show data context
High tech. 3,062 Show data context 669 Show data context
Other 229 Show data context 42 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: 17th October 2019