Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 503 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,023 Show data context 1,597 Show data context
Wood and paper 393 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 622 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 444 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 437 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 875 Show data context 87 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,456 Show data context 5,442 Show data context
Wood and paper 570 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 256 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 1,064 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 2,088 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 656 Show data context 133 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 800 Show data context 99 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,732 Show data context 5,082 Show data context
Wood and paper 476 Show data context 121 Show data context
Chemicals 252 Show data context 48 Show data context
Low tech 945 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 4,016 Show data context 34 Show data context
Other 1,928 Show data context 515 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,284 Show data context 567 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,638 Show data context 5,495 Show data context
Wood and paper 549 Show data context 101 Show data context
Chemicals 562 Show data context 114 Show data context
Low tech 1,329 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 8,590 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 3,111 Show data context 352 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,625 Show data context 847 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,006 Show data context 1,947 Show data context
Wood and paper 558 Show data context 71 Show data context
Chemicals 527 Show data context 96 Show data context
Low tech 572 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 11,450 Show data context 230 Show data context
Other 1,579 Show data context 441 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,826 Show data context 1,102 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 373 Show data context 1,582 Show data context
Wood and paper 461 Show data context 68 Show data context
Chemicals 1,529 Show data context 106 Show data context
Low tech 483 Show data context 50 Show data context
High tech. 16,128 Show data context 1,590 Show data context
Other 1,071 Show data context 379 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,984 Show data context 1,407 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 714 Show data context 1,993 Show data context
Wood and paper 411 Show data context 49 Show data context
Chemicals 352 Show data context 88 Show data context
Low tech 1,261 Show data context 147 Show data context
High tech. 15,692 Show data context 3,976 Show data context
Other 889 Show data context 205 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: 21st May 2019