Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,073 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,653 Show data context 4,579 Show data context
Wood and paper 513 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,944 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 1,233 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 476 Show data context 237 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,126 Show data context 74 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,607 Show data context 9,076 Show data context
Wood and paper 420 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 177 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 1,908 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 1,027 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 332 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,319 Show data context 78 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,354 Show data context 8,745 Show data context
Wood and paper 476 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 225 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 2,388 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 1,339 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 1,442 Show data context 312 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,135 Show data context 722 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,818 Show data context 12,952 Show data context
Wood and paper 709 Show data context 127 Show data context
Chemicals 839 Show data context 169 Show data context
Low tech 5,237 Show data context 781 Show data context
High tech. 4,683 Show data context 233 Show data context
Other 3,219 Show data context 334 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,605 Show data context 1,310 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,162 Show data context 16,186 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,114 Show data context 494 Show data context
Chemicals 1,086 Show data context 401 Show data context
Low tech 4,897 Show data context 1,578 Show data context
High tech. 7,297 Show data context 1,188 Show data context
Other 2,482 Show data context 790 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,319 Show data context 1,609 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,599 Show data context 13,856 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,456 Show data context 548 Show data context
Chemicals 2,864 Show data context 2,270 Show data context
Low tech 8,296 Show data context 4,264 Show data context
High tech. 15,385 Show data context 2,969 Show data context
Other 1,907 Show data context 727 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,977 Show data context 1,433 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,903 Show data context 11,881 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,563 Show data context 298 Show data context
Chemicals 2,951 Show data context 1,085 Show data context
Low tech 11,620 Show data context 2,541 Show data context
High tech. 21,265 Show data context 4,066 Show data context
Other 1,567 Show data context 325 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: 20th January 2020