Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 84 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 688 Show data context 194 Show data context
Wood and paper 96 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 459 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 256 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 99 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 107 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 475 Show data context 417 Show data context
Wood and paper 87 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,748 Show data context 22 Show data context
High tech. 529 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 86 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 233 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 526 Show data context 858 Show data context
Wood and paper 137 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 5,725 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 2,138 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 1,165 Show data context 66 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 316 Show data context 310 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 504 Show data context 899 Show data context
Wood and paper 124 Show data context 35 Show data context
Chemicals 232 Show data context 28 Show data context
Low tech 5,769 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 5,449 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 978 Show data context 105 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 607 Show data context 398 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 237 Show data context 304 Show data context
Wood and paper 132 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 5,524 Show data context 229 Show data context
Low tech 5,395 Show data context 207 Show data context
High tech. 3,402 Show data context 99 Show data context
Other 333 Show data context 161 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 716 Show data context 745 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 187 Show data context 1,045 Show data context
Wood and paper 509 Show data context 280 Show data context
Chemicals 15,749 Show data context 1,349 Show data context
Low tech 6,754 Show data context 657 Show data context
High tech. 8,244 Show data context 958 Show data context
Other 356 Show data context 294 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 676 Show data context 901 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,300 Show data context 1,341 Show data context
Wood and paper 493 Show data context 189 Show data context
Chemicals 12,042 Show data context 1,120 Show data context
Low tech 10,220 Show data context 797 Show data context
High tech. 6,359 Show data context 1,264 Show data context
Other 327 Show data context 141 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: 28th September 2021