Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 308 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,040 Show data context 288 Show data context
Wood and paper 215 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 354 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 742 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 126 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 359 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,038 Show data context 1,433 Show data context
Wood and paper 258 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 798 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 535 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 182 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 422 Show data context 33 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 601 Show data context 1,682 Show data context
Wood and paper 247 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 85 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,923 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 2,695 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 1,046 Show data context 215 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 826 Show data context 299 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 811 Show data context 2,095 Show data context
Wood and paper 575 Show data context 140 Show data context
Chemicals 282 Show data context 78 Show data context
Low tech 1,767 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 6,103 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 1,414 Show data context 110 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 977 Show data context 255 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 410 Show data context 686 Show data context
Wood and paper 410 Show data context 111 Show data context
Chemicals 475 Show data context 31 Show data context
Low tech 1,636 Show data context 37 Show data context
High tech. 11,423 Show data context 464 Show data context
Other 494 Show data context 168 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 617 Show data context 228 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 247 Show data context 1,006 Show data context
Wood and paper 483 Show data context 302 Show data context
Chemicals 1,109 Show data context 128 Show data context
Low tech 1,613 Show data context 214 Show data context
High tech. 14,245 Show data context 1,691 Show data context
Other 684 Show data context 498 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 628 Show data context 222 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 123 Show data context 352 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,638 Show data context 519 Show data context
Chemicals 813 Show data context 211 Show data context
Low tech 1,761 Show data context 635 Show data context
High tech. 16,959 Show data context 3,930 Show data context
Other 265 Show data context 247 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: 22nd September 2020