Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 111 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,194 Show data context 1,728 Show data context
Wood and paper 114 Show data context 27 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 627 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 313 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 325 Show data context 235 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 159 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,551 Show data context 2,146 Show data context
Wood and paper 144 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 133 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 2,042 Show data context 54 Show data context
High tech. 353 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 140 Show data context 18 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 225 Show data context 35 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,623 Show data context 2,289 Show data context
Wood and paper 251 Show data context 91 Show data context
Chemicals 234 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 2,688 Show data context 42 Show data context
High tech. 599 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 971 Show data context 158 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 676 Show data context 440 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,764 Show data context 9,653 Show data context
Wood and paper 747 Show data context 308 Show data context
Chemicals 670 Show data context 40 Show data context
Low tech 4,574 Show data context 108 Show data context
High tech. 3,082 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 1,696 Show data context 93 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 553 Show data context 216 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 831 Show data context 2,911 Show data context
Wood and paper 378 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 1,002 Show data context 21 Show data context
Low tech 2,910 Show data context 651 Show data context
High tech. 1,153 Show data context 418 Show data context
Other 321 Show data context 71 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 765 Show data context 465 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 788 Show data context 3,247 Show data context
Wood and paper 474 Show data context 86 Show data context
Chemicals 1,186 Show data context 239 Show data context
Low tech 4,796 Show data context 1,331 Show data context
High tech. 2,273 Show data context 1,268 Show data context
Other 522 Show data context 558 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,177 Show data context 579 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,138 Show data context 3,352 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,070 Show data context 146 Show data context
Chemicals 1,594 Show data context 347 Show data context
Low tech 6,398 Show data context 1,157 Show data context
High tech. 5,229 Show data context 1,073 Show data context
Other 739 Show data context 624 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: 23rd May 2019