Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 296 Show data context 23 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,648 Show data context 599 Show data context
Wood and paper 181 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 619 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 378 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 548 Show data context 33 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 278 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,051 Show data context 1,012 Show data context
Wood and paper 174 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 100 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 689 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 375 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 405 Show data context 30 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 494 Show data context 86 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,070 Show data context 1,370 Show data context
Wood and paper 268 Show data context 19 Show data context
Chemicals 170 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 1,593 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 1,217 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 1,046 Show data context 146 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,127 Show data context 2,442 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,011 Show data context 1,345 Show data context
Wood and paper 360 Show data context 186 Show data context
Chemicals 241 Show data context 28 Show data context
Low tech 1,694 Show data context 24 Show data context
High tech. 2,589 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 1,098 Show data context 186 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,707 Show data context 3,990 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 612 Show data context 394 Show data context
Wood and paper 330 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 222 Show data context 38 Show data context
Low tech 588 Show data context 55 Show data context
High tech. 2,901 Show data context 139 Show data context
Other 1,549 Show data context 349 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,960 Show data context 5,658 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 314 Show data context 254 Show data context
Wood and paper 267 Show data context 200 Show data context
Chemicals 780 Show data context 227 Show data context
Low tech 841 Show data context 118 Show data context
High tech. 4,552 Show data context 263 Show data context
Other 1,839 Show data context 787 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,091 Show data context 4,716 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 407 Show data context 225 Show data context
Wood and paper 406 Show data context 23 Show data context
Chemicals 362 Show data context 120 Show data context
Low tech 1,909 Show data context 251 Show data context
High tech. 4,155 Show data context 360 Show data context
Other 539 Show data context 252 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: 25th May 2019