Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 14,103 Show data context 727 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 68,616 Show data context 48,876 Show data context
Wood and paper 12,997 Show data context 919 Show data context
Chemicals 2,461 Show data context 190 Show data context
Low tech 22,602 Show data context 615 Show data context
High tech. 23,379 Show data context 316 Show data context
Other 32,158 Show data context 2,564 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 25,751 Show data context 2,705 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 83,260 Show data context 128,312 Show data context
Wood and paper 17,865 Show data context 2,645 Show data context
Chemicals 9,427 Show data context 525 Show data context
Low tech 39,487 Show data context 1,286 Show data context
High tech. 35,557 Show data context 357 Show data context
Other 47,438 Show data context 6,472 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 31,268 Show data context 5,976 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 82,185 Show data context 134,814 Show data context
Wood and paper 24,643 Show data context 11,316 Show data context
Chemicals 14,689 Show data context 2,377 Show data context
Low tech 51,916 Show data context 1,925 Show data context
High tech. 44,176 Show data context 623 Show data context
Other 106,002 Show data context 37,410 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 53,195 Show data context 35,531 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 102,418 Show data context 223,643 Show data context
Wood and paper 33,063 Show data context 24,074 Show data context
Chemicals 29,411 Show data context 11,361 Show data context
Low tech 80,961 Show data context 11,753 Show data context
High tech. 124,411 Show data context 5,651 Show data context
Other 148,398 Show data context 38,074 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 84,478 Show data context 61,930 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 107,245 Show data context 186,844 Show data context
Wood and paper 37,448 Show data context 24,668 Show data context
Chemicals 45,171 Show data context 24,970 Show data context
Low tech 75,358 Show data context 18,016 Show data context
High tech. 180,333 Show data context 42,218 Show data context
Other 186,874 Show data context 65,740 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 90,762 Show data context 54,958 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 81,043 Show data context 144,344 Show data context
Wood and paper 39,700 Show data context 24,192 Show data context
Chemicals 67,367 Show data context 44,465 Show data context
Low tech 97,188 Show data context 33,748 Show data context
High tech. 341,444 Show data context 112,098 Show data context
Other 217,276 Show data context 95,090 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 67,270 Show data context 38,420 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 50,320 Show data context 70,530 Show data context
Wood and paper 28,500 Show data context 13,030 Show data context
Chemicals 70,140 Show data context 40,620 Show data context
Low tech 82,000 Show data context 28,680 Show data context
High tech. 291,910 Show data context 108,590 Show data context
Other 87,290 Show data context 33,150 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 September 2019