Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,938 Show data context 393 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 73,041 Show data context 37,329 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,945 Show data context 179 Show data context
Chemicals 276 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 15,237 Show data context 371 Show data context
High tech. 8,535 Show data context 80 Show data context
Other 3,438 Show data context 783 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 9,763 Show data context 770 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 72,850 Show data context 83,383 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,574 Show data context 429 Show data context
Chemicals 2,038 Show data context 114 Show data context
Low tech 18,633 Show data context 303 Show data context
High tech. 10,192 Show data context 74 Show data context
Other 4,281 Show data context 364 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 10,101 Show data context 1,956 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 73,642 Show data context 90,119 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,184 Show data context 1,328 Show data context
Chemicals 3,165 Show data context 634 Show data context
Low tech 26,914 Show data context 880 Show data context
High tech. 16,231 Show data context 268 Show data context
Other 15,044 Show data context 3,547 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 15,148 Show data context 7,282 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 110,149 Show data context 143,463 Show data context
Wood and paper 7,081 Show data context 4,035 Show data context
Chemicals 5,679 Show data context 881 Show data context
Low tech 48,092 Show data context 3,130 Show data context
High tech. 51,790 Show data context 995 Show data context
Other 24,529 Show data context 3,271 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 21,317 Show data context 9,380 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 109,916 Show data context 142,502 Show data context
Wood and paper 9,554 Show data context 5,121 Show data context
Chemicals 6,794 Show data context 2,910 Show data context
Low tech 44,632 Show data context 5,211 Show data context
High tech. 62,361 Show data context 6,154 Show data context
Other 18,731 Show data context 6,031 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 26,514 Show data context 14,076 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 103,671 Show data context 137,818 Show data context
Wood and paper 10,656 Show data context 5,082 Show data context
Chemicals 15,703 Show data context 8,586 Show data context
Low tech 62,818 Show data context 12,234 Show data context
High tech. 123,911 Show data context 20,687 Show data context
Other 20,431 Show data context 9,763 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 28,753 Show data context 14,176 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 75,492 Show data context 85,653 Show data context
Wood and paper 14,237 Show data context 3,373 Show data context
Chemicals 30,140 Show data context 11,759 Show data context
Low tech 81,250 Show data context 10,699 Show data context
High tech. 161,412 Show data context 28,056 Show data context
Other 11,208 Show data context 4,249 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 October 2021