Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 105 Show data context 2 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 93 Show data context 7 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 107 Show data context 28 Show data context
Chemicals 363 Show data context 198 Show data context
Metals & Machines 4,378 Show data context 919 Show data context
Textiles 96 Show data context 121 Show data context
Skins and Leather 96 Show data context 83 Show data context
Clothing 830 Show data context 2,130 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 1,959 Show data context 1,863 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 933 Show data context 137 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,207 Show data context 541 Show data context
Building 4,932 Show data context 88 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 601 Show data context 294 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,920 Show data context 59 Show data context
Transport and Communication 5,070 Show data context 217 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 11,684 Show data context 5,955 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 4,526 Show data context 2,104 Show data context
Professions 1,496 Show data context 1,177 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 851 Show data context 511 Show data context
Personal Service 4,278 Show data context 9,089 Show data context
Other or not stated 145 Show data context 81 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: 12th August 2020