Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 1,810 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 41,157 Show data context 4,374 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 45,968 Show data context 951 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 9,274 Show data context 2,797 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 18,459 Show data context 2,057 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 265,842 Show data context 21,116 Show data context
Textiles 76,083 Show data context 159,315 Show data context
Leather, Fur 13,569 Show data context 9,481 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 16,835 Show data context 75,218 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 18,291 Show data context 18,487 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 49,243 Show data context 2,629 Show data context
Paper, Printing 19,564 Show data context 12,951 Show data context
Other Products 15,242 Show data context 8,039 Show data context
Building 85,954 Show data context 206 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 31,953 Show data context 1,332 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 40,896 Show data context 4,026 Show data context
Transport 182,511 Show data context 11,757 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 141,707 Show data context 98,723 Show data context
Professional, Technical 70,967 Show data context 55,102 Show data context
Defence 50,966 Show data context 1,081 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 8,570 Show data context 2,027 Show data context
Personal Service 49,571 Show data context 164,181 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 96,501 Show data context 146,770 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 50,706 Show data context 29,660 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 29,326 Show data context 335 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 175,372 Show data context 58,953 Show data context
Other and Undefined 13,287 Show data context 4,104 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 218,662 Show data context 784,618 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: 03rd December 2021