Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 139 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,110 Show data context 872 Show data context
Wood and paper 101 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 369 Show data context 41 Show data context
High tech. 170 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 77 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 169 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,574 Show data context 2,412 Show data context
Wood and paper 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 235 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 132 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 60 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 146 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 422 Show data context 896 Show data context
Wood and paper 52 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 303 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 171 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 205 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 298 Show data context 99 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 602 Show data context 1,310 Show data context
Wood and paper 96 Show data context 42 Show data context
Chemicals 115 Show data context 50 Show data context
Low tech 1,055 Show data context 109 Show data context
High tech. 1,089 Show data context 130 Show data context
Other 432 Show data context 94 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 207 Show data context 58 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 334 Show data context 613 Show data context
Wood and paper 91 Show data context 65 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 447 Show data context 26 Show data context
High tech. 6,303 Show data context 2,094 Show data context
Other 215 Show data context 94 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 218 Show data context 68 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 117 Show data context 285 Show data context
Wood and paper 44 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 544 Show data context 236 Show data context
High tech. 13,389 Show data context 3,148 Show data context
Other 280 Show data context 128 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 115 Show data context 41 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 140 Show data context 344 Show data context
Wood and paper 142 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 113 Show data context 35 Show data context
Low tech 2,053 Show data context 736 Show data context
High tech. 9,384 Show data context 2,011 Show data context
Other 151 Show data context 121 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