Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 2,061 Show data context 41 Show data context
Agriculture 20,017 Show data context 1,103 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 416 Show data context 4 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 46 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 110 Show data context 14 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,892 Show data context 69 Show data context
Textiles 221 Show data context 357 Show data context
Skins and Leather 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
Clothing 634 Show data context 316 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,296 Show data context 1,040 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,159 Show data context 26 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,275 Show data context 646 Show data context
Building 1,963 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 50 Show data context 5 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 125 Show data context 4 Show data context
Transport and Communication 2,501 Show data context 121 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 4,687 Show data context 1,746 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 2,895 Show data context 1,370 Show data context
Professions 828 Show data context 835 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 153 Show data context 41 Show data context
Personal Service 1,194 Show data context 6,612 Show data context
Other or not stated 534 Show data context 229 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of Scotland, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Industries of Males and Females in Cities, Counties, and Large Burghs'

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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: 14th August 2022