Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 167 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 12,204 Show data context 569 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 473 Show data context 2 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1,061 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 200 Show data context 52 Show data context
Metals & Machines 3,052 Show data context 155 Show data context
Textiles 68 Show data context 54 Show data context
Skins and Leather 144 Show data context 9 Show data context
Clothing 592 Show data context 738 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 1,707 Show data context 399 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 893 Show data context 64 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 572 Show data context 133 Show data context
Building 8,648 Show data context 78 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 138 Show data context 28 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,111 Show data context 14 Show data context
Transport and Communication 4,265 Show data context 118 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 11,019 Show data context 4,183 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 5,322 Show data context 1,595 Show data context
Professions 2,608 Show data context 3,039 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 593 Show data context 241 Show data context
Personal Service 8,410 Show data context 17,201 Show data context
Other or not stated 225 Show data context 72 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: 24th October 2021