Variable : 1931 Occupational Classification

Variables serve as the dimensions of nCubes, and are generally based on the questions on forms such as the census schedule. However, in the aggregate data held in the Vision of Britain system we do not store the individual responses but counts of the number of each kind of response, so variables are made up of categories, such as age groups.

1931 Occupational Classification
Variable (V)
This system of occupational oders was used by the 1931 Census of Population. It is almost but not identical to the system used in 1921, the difference being that (a) in 1931, 'Printers and photographers' were a separate Order XVII, while in 1921 they formed part of Order XVI, 'Paper and Printing'; and (b) in 1921, 'Gas, Water and Electricity' was a separate Order XXI, while in 1931, for example, gas workers were included in Order IV. Because of these differences, the other orders between XVII and XXII have different numbers in the two years. Unlike 1921, the full list of orders was used only in reporting data for counties and large towns.

Variable " 1931 Occupational Classification " is contained within:

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data:

Entity ID Entity Name
N_OCC_ORD1931 Persons of Working Age by Sex & 1931 Occupational Order

Variable Groups, bringing together related variables:

Entity ID Entity Name
VG_OCC Occupation

Variables, defining what data was gathered for:

Entity ID Entity Name
V_IND2001 2001 'Key Statistics' Industries
V_CAM_SECTOR Cambridge Group Industrial Sector

Variable " 1931 Occupational Classification " contains:

Categories, defining the values available for each variable :

Entity ID Entity Name
C_OCC_ORD1931_1 Fishermen
C_OCC_ORD1931_2 Agriculture
C_OCC_ORD1931_3 Mining & Quarrying
C_OCC_ORD1931_4 Mine & Quarry Products
C_OCC_ORD1931_5 Bricks, Pottery & Glass
C_OCC_ORD1931_6 Chemicals
C_OCC_ORD1931_7 Metal Workers
C_OCC_ORD1931_8 Precious Metals
C_OCC_ORD1931_9 Electrical Apparatus
C_OCC_ORD1931_10 Watches, Clocks & Instruments
C_OCC_ORD1931_11 Skins & Leather
C_OCC_ORD1931_12 Textile Workers
C_OCC_ORD1931_13 Textile Goods & Clothing
C_OCC_ORD1931_14 Foods, Drinks, & Tobacco
C_OCC_ORD1931_15 Wood & Furniture
C_OCC_ORD1931_16 Paper, Bookbinding
C_OCC_ORD1931_17 Printers & Photographers
C_OCC_ORD1931_18 Builders
C_OCC_ORD1931_19 Painters & Decorators
C_OCC_ORD1931_20 Other Materials
C_OCC_ORD1931_21 Mixed or Undefined Materials
C_OCC_ORD1931_22 Transport & Communication
C_OCC_ORD1931_23 Commerce & Finance
C_OCC_ORD1931_24 Public Administration & Defence
C_OCC_ORD1931_25 Professional Occupations
C_OCC_ORD1931_26 Entertainments & Sport
C_OCC_ORD1931_27 Personal Service
C_OCC_ORD1931_28 Clerks & Draughtsmen
C_OCC_ORD1931_29 Warehousemen
C_OCC_ORD1931_30 Stationary Engine Drivers
C_OCC_ORD1931_31 Other & Undefined Workers
C_OCC_ORD1931_32 Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied