Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 3,145 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 19,237 Show data context 1,094 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 312 Show data context 1 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 345 Show data context 32 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 1,690 Show data context 185 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 19,117 Show data context 1,592 Show data context
Textiles 231 Show data context 893 Show data context
Leather, Fur 911 Show data context 152 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 650 Show data context 1,847 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,963 Show data context 1,299 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 5,965 Show data context 368 Show data context
Paper, Printing 1,141 Show data context 1,036 Show data context
Other Products 504 Show data context 178 Show data context
Building 9,755 Show data context 13 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 2,913 Show data context 43 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 3,368 Show data context 251 Show data context
Transport 26,180 Show data context 1,179 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 13,846 Show data context 9,374 Show data context
Professional, Technical 5,992 Show data context 4,787 Show data context
Defence 6,867 Show data context 116 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 888 Show data context 137 Show data context
Personal Service 4,590 Show data context 15,358 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 8,779 Show data context 10,428 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 2,978 Show data context 2,370 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 2,201 Show data context 5 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 13,379 Show data context 3,957 Show data context
Other and Undefined 1,294 Show data context 269 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 23,902 Show data context 82,394 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 21 , 'Selected Occupations with Status Aggregates - abridged analysis', for 'Con divisions and sub-divisions, Urban Areas with population of less than 50,000, RD, NT'

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All persons of working age (15 or above in 1951), categorised by gender and the system of 28 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1951 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 28.

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Date accessed: 21st September 2020