Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 15,103 Show data context 1,352 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 40,642 Show data context 9 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 3,350 Show data context 1,264 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 3,328 Show data context 334 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 51,629 Show data context 2,744 Show data context
Textiles 7,435 Show data context 13,544 Show data context
Leather, Fur 1,459 Show data context 737 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 1,100 Show data context 6,495 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,036 Show data context 1,147 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 7,316 Show data context 115 Show data context
Paper, Printing 1,754 Show data context 1,409 Show data context
Other Products 783 Show data context 362 Show data context
Building 14,817 Show data context 29 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 4,138 Show data context 183 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 5,871 Show data context 392 Show data context
Transport 22,847 Show data context 2,300 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 17,765 Show data context 12,920 Show data context
Professional, Technical 12,342 Show data context 7,834 Show data context
Defence 4,842 Show data context 57 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 1,021 Show data context 231 Show data context
Personal Service 6,106 Show data context 20,347 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 12,973 Show data context 17,155 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 5,193 Show data context 3,464 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 7,041 Show data context 65 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 21,596 Show data context 6,686 Show data context
Other and Undefined 1,585 Show data context 346 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 35,717 Show data context 55,534 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: 24th June 2021