Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,937 Show data context 76 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,297 Show data context 8,094 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,373 Show data context 143 Show data context
Chemicals 324 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 2,952 Show data context 84 Show data context
High tech. 2,954 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other 3,733 Show data context 345 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,590 Show data context 176 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,338 Show data context 10,645 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,627 Show data context 341 Show data context
Chemicals 793 Show data context 29 Show data context
Low tech 2,687 Show data context 81 Show data context
High tech. 1,874 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other 5,507 Show data context 600 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,955 Show data context 457 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,456 Show data context 11,544 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,621 Show data context 1,631 Show data context
Chemicals 1,107 Show data context 138 Show data context
Low tech 3,429 Show data context 158 Show data context
High tech. 2,290 Show data context 53 Show data context
Other 11,947 Show data context 4,556 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,574 Show data context 2,150 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,713 Show data context 20,141 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,835 Show data context 4,346 Show data context
Chemicals 1,620 Show data context 651 Show data context
Low tech 5,669 Show data context 1,118 Show data context
High tech. 4,269 Show data context 171 Show data context
Other 16,510 Show data context 4,944 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,010 Show data context 2,315 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,439 Show data context 21,104 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,975 Show data context 3,009 Show data context
Chemicals 1,829 Show data context 1,140 Show data context
Low tech 3,436 Show data context 919 Show data context
High tech. 4,302 Show data context 1,030 Show data context
Other 16,985 Show data context 5,175 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,253 Show data context 1,565 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,921 Show data context 17,970 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,283 Show data context 2,375 Show data context
Chemicals 3,033 Show data context 1,746 Show data context
Low tech 3,401 Show data context 1,418 Show data context
High tech. 4,021 Show data context 903 Show data context
Other 14,030 Show data context 5,808 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 980 Show data context 870 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,410 Show data context 10,070 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,590 Show data context 680 Show data context
Chemicals 1,210 Show data context 680 Show data context
Low tech 2,020 Show data context 1,110 Show data context
High tech. 3,640 Show data context 1,440 Show data context
Other 4,770 Show data context 2,900 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: 21st October 2020