Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 447 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,055 Show data context 5,637 Show data context
Wood and paper 263 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 922 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 641 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 494 Show data context 150 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 767 Show data context 118 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,812 Show data context 13,352 Show data context
Wood and paper 356 Show data context 127 Show data context
Chemicals 411 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 1,277 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 1,151 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 766 Show data context 61 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,202 Show data context 610 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,851 Show data context 20,498 Show data context
Wood and paper 777 Show data context 476 Show data context
Chemicals 310 Show data context 35 Show data context
Low tech 2,607 Show data context 82 Show data context
High tech. 2,798 Show data context 53 Show data context
Other 2,741 Show data context 744 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,189 Show data context 1,807 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 12,839 Show data context 29,719 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,263 Show data context 1,190 Show data context
Chemicals 607 Show data context 187 Show data context
Low tech 3,350 Show data context 177 Show data context
High tech. 8,123 Show data context 379 Show data context
Other 4,973 Show data context 603 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,198 Show data context 3,624 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,600 Show data context 21,826 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,212 Show data context 881 Show data context
Chemicals 833 Show data context 616 Show data context
Low tech 2,295 Show data context 138 Show data context
High tech. 6,751 Show data context 949 Show data context
Other 3,929 Show data context 988 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,306 Show data context 4,568 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,445 Show data context 24,234 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,403 Show data context 788 Show data context
Chemicals 2,629 Show data context 2,467 Show data context
Low tech 1,961 Show data context 218 Show data context
High tech. 15,087 Show data context 3,091 Show data context
Other 4,736 Show data context 1,772 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,426 Show data context 4,402 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,513 Show data context 14,633 Show data context
Wood and paper 913 Show data context 490 Show data context
Chemicals 3,736 Show data context 2,695 Show data context
Low tech 3,443 Show data context 376 Show data context
High tech. 13,380 Show data context 3,391 Show data context
Other 2,126 Show data context 744 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: 26th July 2021