Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,500 Show data context 96 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,237 Show data context 2,313 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,784 Show data context 322 Show data context
Chemicals 159 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 2,876 Show data context 32 Show data context
High tech. 2,814 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 984 Show data context 66 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,211 Show data context 276 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,952 Show data context 7,952 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,143 Show data context 750 Show data context
Chemicals 430 Show data context 16 Show data context
Low tech 4,946 Show data context 62 Show data context
High tech. 2,438 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 1,358 Show data context 126 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,486 Show data context 273 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,546 Show data context 7,370 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,593 Show data context 1,336 Show data context
Chemicals 683 Show data context 62 Show data context
Low tech 7,337 Show data context 79 Show data context
High tech. 4,769 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other 4,608 Show data context 679 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,125 Show data context 1,896 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,579 Show data context 10,195 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,257 Show data context 1,364 Show data context
Chemicals 1,779 Show data context 664 Show data context
Low tech 11,634 Show data context 142 Show data context
High tech. 13,123 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other 7,641 Show data context 711 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,935 Show data context 1,926 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,483 Show data context 3,045 Show data context
Wood and paper 9,785 Show data context 1,748 Show data context
Chemicals 1,738 Show data context 959 Show data context
Low tech 10,118 Show data context 299 Show data context
High tech. 15,229 Show data context 1,002 Show data context
Other 7,511 Show data context 1,809 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,294 Show data context 2,472 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,433 Show data context 2,724 Show data context
Wood and paper 15,562 Show data context 3,906 Show data context
Chemicals 3,278 Show data context 1,862 Show data context
Low tech 10,025 Show data context 1,232 Show data context
High tech. 18,333 Show data context 2,951 Show data context
Other 6,454 Show data context 3,064 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,724 Show data context 2,630 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,693 Show data context 2,343 Show data context
Wood and paper 19,526 Show data context 3,253 Show data context
Chemicals 11,389 Show data context 3,598 Show data context
Low tech 14,038 Show data context 1,530 Show data context
High tech. 26,282 Show data context 4,525 Show data context
Other 4,813 Show data context 2,002 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: 03rd October 2022