Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 5,846 Show data context 63 Show data context
Agriculture 18,012 Show data context 472 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 1,141 Show data context 124 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 395 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 7,167 Show data context 2,103 Show data context
Metals & Machines 11,431 Show data context 2,275 Show data context
Textiles 399 Show data context 1,078 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,034 Show data context 159 Show data context
Clothing 1,716 Show data context 2,120 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 5,449 Show data context 2,888 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 3,573 Show data context 276 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,706 Show data context 1,258 Show data context
Building 8,692 Show data context 101 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 387 Show data context 131 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,945 Show data context 73 Show data context
Transport and Communication 24,624 Show data context 621 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 25,864 Show data context 9,783 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 9,581 Show data context 4,024 Show data context
Professions 2,723 Show data context 2,399 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 1,066 Show data context 529 Show data context
Personal Service 5,820 Show data context 20,084 Show data context
Other or not stated 458 Show data context 58 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: 21st September 2020