Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 319 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 996 Show data context 1,826 Show data context
Wood and paper 194 Show data context 625 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 348 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 238 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 98 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 344 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,018 Show data context 4,701 Show data context
Wood and paper 114 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 491 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 174 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 118 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 314 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 621 Show data context 4,048 Show data context
Wood and paper 84 Show data context 52 Show data context
Chemicals 40 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 626 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 301 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 249 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 534 Show data context 248 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,236 Show data context 5,633 Show data context
Wood and paper 221 Show data context 134 Show data context
Chemicals 70 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 1,251 Show data context 28 Show data context
High tech. 1,784 Show data context 43 Show data context
Other 661 Show data context 238 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 759 Show data context 394 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 652 Show data context 668 Show data context
Wood and paper 387 Show data context 103 Show data context
Chemicals 86 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 1,292 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 3,333 Show data context 491 Show data context
Other 549 Show data context 286 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 888 Show data context 863 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 533 Show data context 754 Show data context
Wood and paper 292 Show data context 64 Show data context
Chemicals 295 Show data context 154 Show data context
Low tech 3,663 Show data context 290 Show data context
High tech. 4,977 Show data context 1,454 Show data context
Other 526 Show data context 241 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 615 Show data context 455 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 267 Show data context 725 Show data context
Wood and paper 390 Show data context 100 Show data context
Chemicals 688 Show data context 120 Show data context
Low tech 3,201 Show data context 400 Show data context
High tech. 9,367 Show data context 2,697 Show data context
Other 430 Show data context 248 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 August 2021