Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 29,811 Show data context 883 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 707 Show data context 1 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 643 Show data context 12 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 1,040 Show data context 165 Show data context
Chemicals 973 Show data context 54 Show data context
Metal Workers 25,298 Show data context 681 Show data context
Precious Metals 417 Show data context 42 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 7,809 Show data context 680 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 927 Show data context 50 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,149 Show data context 264 Show data context
Textile Workers 420 Show data context 698 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 4,586 Show data context 7,934 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 4,179 Show data context 923 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 15,347 Show data context 485 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 893 Show data context 1,061 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 7,626 Show data context 1,050 Show data context
Builders 24,512 Show data context 25 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 10,635 Show data context 161 Show data context
Other Materials 566 Show data context 195 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 1,866 Show data context 472 Show data context
Transport and Communication 40,292 Show data context 2,667 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 59,788 Show data context 18,289 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 13,387 Show data context 183 Show data context
Professional Occupations 19,886 Show data context 16,775 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 3,991 Show data context 881 Show data context
Personal Service 15,255 Show data context 88,877 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 45,153 Show data context 29,405 Show data context
Warehousemen 5,065 Show data context 1,561 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 2,118 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 31,635 Show data context 3,588 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 51,337 Show data context 345,598 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Occupations of Males and Females, showing also total Operatives and the total Out of Work'

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All persons of working age (14 or above in 1931), categorised by gender and the system of 32 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1931 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 32.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Surrey AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th November 2019