1911 Male Occupational Statistics for towns over 5,000 population

Table ID:
OCC_1911_SM_M     (6566465)
Contents:
1911 Male Occupational Statistics for towns over 5,000 population
Approx. number of rows:
944
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Administrative County
   Local Government District Type
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. The data were transcribed from Table 15(A), 'Grouped Occupations of Males aged 10 years and upwards, in Administrative Counties, County Boroughs, Metropolitan Boroughs, Urban Districts of which the population exceeded 5,000 persons, aggregates of other urban districts, and aggregates of rural districts, 1911', pp.386-423 in Census of England and Wales 1911, vol. X, Occupations and Industries, Part I (BPP 1913 LXXVIII).
  2. This is a complete transcription of the table created by CDDA for the Historical Population Reports project, and was downloaded from the HistPop web site on 26th September 2016.
  3. An almost complete transcription was created by the GB Historical GIS project in two stages, and is still held. The first transcription of the table was by Pat Furness at QMW in 1989-91 and only included those UDs whose population exceeded 10,000. This was then checked for mistakes at the ESRC Cambridge Group (Eilidh Garrett's assistance should be acknowledged). In 1998 Eileen Longland at QMW added data for those UDs with a population of between 5,000 and 10,000; NB the transcription of data for women, in 'occ1911f', was not similarly extended.


Notes:

  1. This table is limited to towns over 5,000 population, but also includes various totals. The following values of lg_type are associated with individual districts, and always have g_unit set::
    • CB (75 rows): County Borough.
    • MB (185 rows): Municipal Borough.
    • MetB (28 rows): Metropolitan Borough.
    • LCC (1 row): London County Corporate; used only for the City of London.
    • UD (470 rows): Urban District.
    These other values of lg_type are associated with totals, and g_unit is set only for the true national total for England and Wales::
    • NTOT (3 rows): national totals for England and Wales. lg_area has three values here: "ENGLAND AND WALES" (i.e. the true totals), "AGGREGATE OF URBAN DISTRICTS (inclusive of County Boroughs)" and "AGGREGATE OF RURAL DISTRICTS".
    • CTOT (62 rows): overall county totals. These exclude any County Boroughs, so have not been given g_unit values.
    • UDA (59 rows): aggregate of "Other Urban Districts", or just "Urban Districts" for counties with no towns over 5,000 population.
    • RDA (61 rows): aggregate of "Rural Districts".
  2. The employment categories used here differ significantly from those used for female workers. Those which are the same are noted in the comments on individual columns.
  3. In most areas, the only data given in the original table for textiles is an overall total for XVIII 1-5 ('xviii15total'). For Lancashire towns, separate figures are given for cotton ('xviii15cotton') and for all other textiles ('xviii15others'). For West Riding towns, separate figures are given for wool ('xviii15wool') and for all other textiles ('xviii15others').


Checking:

  1. The sum of 'retired' and 'occupied' was checked against 'total'.
  2. The sum of 'i' through 'others' was checked against 'occupied'.
  3. For each county, the sum of "total" for all rows with type "MB", "MetB", "LCC", "UD", "UDA" and "RDA" always matches "CTOT" (NB County Boroughs excluded; so including "CB" will give county totals as normally presented in VoB).
  4. For the country as a whole, the sum of "total" for all rows with type "CB", "MB", "MetB", "LCC", "UD", "UDA" and "RDA" matches the reported total for England and Wales, i.e. 13,662,200.


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
occ_chk Check (occupied = (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((i + ii) + iii) + iv2) + iv13) + v134) + v2) + vi_rail) + vi_road) + vi_sea) + vi_dock) + vi_mess) + vi_other) + vii) + ix1_coal) + ix1_oth) + x3) + x1258) + x4) + x9) + x10) + xi) + xii) + xiii) + xiv1_brk) + xiv1_earth) + xv) + xvi12) + xvii_print) + xvii_other) + xviii15total) + xviii15wool) + xviii15cotton) + xviii15others) + xviii6) + xix1tailors) + xix1boot) + xix1others) + xviii7) + xx) + xxii5) + others))
tot_chk Check (total = (retired + occupied))



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
page_number Integer number. Page in the report on which the current row appears. The table in fact appears as a double page spread, and these numbers are those of the left-hand pages.
adm_cnty Text string (max.len.=36). Name of the Administrative County containing the district.
lg_area Text string (max.len.=64). Name of reporting area. For county totals, matches the county name held in adm_cnty.
lg_type Text string (max.len.=8). Type of Local Government District. See note above.
admc_unit Integer number. ID number for the administrative county containing the unit, as defined in the AUO. This is null only for the England and Wales total rows.
g_unit Integer number. ID number of the reporting unit, as defined in the AUO. This is not null only for rows relating to individual towns, and the overall total for England and Wales.
total Integer number. Total number of males aged 10 and over, occupied or unoccupied.
retired Integer number. Number retired or unoccupied.
occupied Integer number. Engaged in occupations (Orders I-XXII).
i Integer number. General or Local Government.
ii Integer number. Defence of the Country.
iii Integer number. Professional Occupations and their Subordinate Services.
iv2 Integer number. Domestic Outdoor Service.
iv13 Integer number. Domestic Indoor and other Service.
v134 Integer number. Merchants, Agents, Accountants; Banking etc; Insurance.
v2 Integer number. Commercial or Business Clerks.
vi_rail Integer number. Conveyance of Men, Goods and Messages: On Railways.
vi_road Integer number. Conveyance of Men, Goods and Messages: On roads.
vi_sea Integer number. Conveyance of Men, Goods and Messages: On seas, rivers and Canals.
vi_dock Integer number. Conveyance of Men, Goods and Messages: Dock labourers, wharf labourers, coal heavers; Coal-Porters and labourers.
vi_mess Integer number. Conveyance of Men, Goods and Messages: Messengers, Porters, Watchmen (not Railway or Government)
vi_other Integer number. Others in Conveyance of Men, Goods and Messages.
vii Integer number. Agriculture: on farms, woods and gardens. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
ix1_coal Integer number. Coal and shale mine-workers (including Mine Service).
ix1_oth Integer number. Others working in and about, and in the products of Mines and Quarries.
x3 Integer number. General Engineering, and Machine Making.
x1258 Integer number. Iron, Steel, etc Manufacture; Tools; Dies, etc; Arms; Misc. Metal Trades.
x4 Integer number. Electrical Apparatus.
x9 Integer number. Ships and Boats.
x10 Integer number. Cycles, Coaches, and other vehicles.
xi Integer number. Precious Metals, Jewels, Watches, Instruments and Games.
xii Integer number. Building and Works of Construction.
xiii Integer number. Wood, Furniture, Fittings, and Decorations. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xiv1_brk Integer number. Brick, Plain Tile, Terra-Cotta Makers.
xiv1_earth Integer number. Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Glass Manufacture.
xv Integer number. Chemicals, Explosives, Oil, Grease, Soap, etc. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xvi12 Integer number. Skins, Leather, Saddlery, and Harness. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xvii_print Integer number. Printers and Lithographers.
xvii_other Integer number. Others in Paper, Prints, Books and Stationery (excluding Stationers, Booksellers, Publishers, Newspaper Agents, and other Dealers)
xviii15total Integer number. Textile Manufactures. [see note above]. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xviii15wool Integer number. Textile Manufacture: Wool and Worsted [West Riding only]. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xviii15cotton Integer number. Textile Manufacture: Cotton [Lancashire only]. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xviii15others Integer number. Other Textile Manufacture [excludes either wool or cotton depending on area; see note above]. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xviii6 Integer number. Textile Bleaching, Printing, Dyeing, etc.
xix1tailors Integer number. Tailors. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xix1boot Integer number. Boot, Shoe, Slipper, Patten, Clog- Makers. This category also appears in the occ1911f table.
xix1others Integer number. Other workers in dress.
xviii7 Integer number. Drapers, Linen Drapers.
xx Integer number. Food, Tobacco, Drink, and Lodging.
xxii5 Integer number. General Labourers; Factory Labourers (undefined).
others Integer number. All other occupations.
rec_num Integer number. Sequence number keeping the data in the order they were loaded.