Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 4,177 Show data context 91 Show data context
Agriculture 41,026 Show data context 3,589 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 83,692 Show data context 2,909 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 17,943 Show data context 2,477 Show data context
Chemicals 26,657 Show data context 9,229 Show data context
Metals & Machines 188,240 Show data context 23,354 Show data context
Textiles 179,457 Show data context 243,255 Show data context
Skins and Leather 7,602 Show data context 2,311 Show data context
Clothing 35,681 Show data context 74,234 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 45,649 Show data context 37,392 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 22,076 Show data context 3,158 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 32,805 Show data context 19,436 Show data context
Building 77,413 Show data context 1,257 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 18,380 Show data context 8,311 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 24,383 Show data context 519 Show data context
Transport and Communication 153,639 Show data context 4,905 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 243,422 Show data context 114,997 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 96,298 Show data context 42,348 Show data context
Professions 28,765 Show data context 24,125 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 12,637 Show data context 6,960 Show data context
Personal Service 49,054 Show data context 136,328 Show data context
Other or not stated 2,789 Show data context 688 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: 03rd December 2021