Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 14,819 Show data context 875 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 66,869 Show data context 322 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 4,948 Show data context 1,485 Show data context
Chemicals 1,054 Show data context 762 Show data context
Metals & Machines 33,297 Show data context 2,546 Show data context
Textiles 16,222 Show data context 22,281 Show data context
Skins and Leather 423 Show data context 151 Show data context
Clothing 2,452 Show data context 3,652 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 3,503 Show data context 1,446 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,150 Show data context 761 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 3,183 Show data context 2,141 Show data context
Building 10,827 Show data context 125 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 681 Show data context 210 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,715 Show data context 76 Show data context
Transport and Communication 19,421 Show data context 995 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 24,435 Show data context 9,682 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 11,871 Show data context 5,689 Show data context
Professions 3,352 Show data context 2,850 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 1,047 Show data context 490 Show data context
Personal Service 7,335 Show data context 19,884 Show data context
Other or not stated 278 Show data context 65 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: 24th June 2021