Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 692 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,761 Show data context 679 Show data context
Wood and paper 435 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 867 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 712 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 211 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 870 Show data context 74 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,768 Show data context 2,005 Show data context
Wood and paper 527 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 94 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 1,161 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 596 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 315 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,064 Show data context 109 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,507 Show data context 2,367 Show data context
Wood and paper 488 Show data context 39 Show data context
Chemicals 186 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 1,601 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 883 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 1,293 Show data context 181 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,834 Show data context 632 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,650 Show data context 4,270 Show data context
Wood and paper 409 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 332 Show data context 59 Show data context
Low tech 1,710 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 1,628 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 1,922 Show data context 194 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,908 Show data context 483 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,257 Show data context 1,310 Show data context
Wood and paper 691 Show data context 91 Show data context
Chemicals 175 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 1,386 Show data context 41 Show data context
High tech. 2,499 Show data context 124 Show data context
Other 1,668 Show data context 281 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,520 Show data context 472 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 601 Show data context 703 Show data context
Wood and paper 620 Show data context 62 Show data context
Chemicals 179 Show data context 70 Show data context
Low tech 1,634 Show data context 157 Show data context
High tech. 1,654 Show data context 325 Show data context
Other 1,819 Show data context 645 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,879 Show data context 639 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 455 Show data context 988 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,045 Show data context 88 Show data context
Chemicals 1,204 Show data context 582 Show data context
Low tech 2,531 Show data context 337 Show data context
High tech. 6,793 Show data context 2,558 Show data context
Other 1,985 Show data context 707 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: 13th July 2020