Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 96 Show data context 8 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 167 Show data context 13 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 610 Show data context 162 Show data context
Chemicals 693 Show data context 211 Show data context
Metals & Machines 6,997 Show data context 1,836 Show data context
Textiles 120 Show data context 367 Show data context
Skins and Leather 56 Show data context 43 Show data context
Clothing 334 Show data context 944 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 931 Show data context 761 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 415 Show data context 85 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 452 Show data context 250 Show data context
Building 2,268 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 660 Show data context 265 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,167 Show data context 109 Show data context
Transport and Communication 3,404 Show data context 98 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 4,662 Show data context 2,172 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 4,129 Show data context 1,632 Show data context
Professions 642 Show data context 926 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 200 Show data context 96 Show data context
Personal Service 1,036 Show data context 3,462 Show data context
Other or not stated 64 Show data context 17 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 2 , 'Industries of Males and Females (exclusive of persons out of work)'

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This industrial classification was used in the Industry Reports of both the 1931 Census of England and Wales and the 1931 Census of Scotland, and it is always broken down by gender. The classification is defined in Census 1931: Classification of Industries (London: H.M.S.O., 1929), which notes "The Industrial Classification is based strictly on the nature of the product, or, in the case of non-manufacturing industries, on the type o service rendered, and no consideration of personal occupation enters int...


o it." (p. i). Some Orders were broken down into Sub-Orders, and all were then divided into "Groups", but the latter were listed only for counties and large towns.

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Date accessed: 19th November 2019