Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 12,578 Show data context 660 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 64,466 Show data context 46,631 Show data context
Wood and paper 12,048 Show data context 771 Show data context
Chemicals 2,285 Show data context 162 Show data context
Low tech 20,300 Show data context 585 Show data context
High tech. 21,401 Show data context 281 Show data context
Other 31,239 Show data context 2,493 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 22,624 Show data context 2,418 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 77,370 Show data context 119,918 Show data context
Wood and paper 16,141 Show data context 2,209 Show data context
Chemicals 8,612 Show data context 491 Show data context
Low tech 33,928 Show data context 1,202 Show data context
High tech. 30,783 Show data context 340 Show data context
Other 45,822 Show data context 6,208 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 26,799 Show data context 5,508 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 74,713 Show data context 122,107 Show data context
Wood and paper 22,307 Show data context 10,655 Show data context
Chemicals 11,966 Show data context 2,218 Show data context
Low tech 43,684 Show data context 1,776 Show data context
High tech. 37,550 Show data context 566 Show data context
Other 98,324 Show data context 35,969 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 39,674 Show data context 29,267 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 84,076 Show data context 179,873 Show data context
Wood and paper 25,806 Show data context 21,897 Show data context
Chemicals 21,278 Show data context 8,636 Show data context
Low tech 58,518 Show data context 10,086 Show data context
High tech. 80,859 Show data context 2,824 Show data context
Other 116,144 Show data context 33,118 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 55,482 Show data context 46,972 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 79,294 Show data context 147,436 Show data context
Wood and paper 22,730 Show data context 19,020 Show data context
Chemicals 25,847 Show data context 15,782 Show data context
Low tech 45,855 Show data context 11,597 Show data context
High tech. 85,481 Show data context 19,690 Show data context
Other 122,608 Show data context 46,831 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 60,357 Show data context 36,097 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 67,075 Show data context 115,310 Show data context
Wood and paper 22,881 Show data context 14,687 Show data context
Chemicals 38,912 Show data context 23,856 Show data context
Low tech 45,648 Show data context 15,496 Show data context
High tech. 116,916 Show data context 34,889 Show data context
Other 148,761 Show data context 58,883 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 31,810 Show data context 17,880 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 40,050 Show data context 52,490 Show data context
Wood and paper 13,840 Show data context 6,560 Show data context
Chemicals 27,770 Show data context 16,740 Show data context
Low tech 30,330 Show data context 11,020 Show data context
High tech. 82,730 Show data context 28,810 Show data context
Other 62,060 Show data context 21,640 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: 30th January 2023