Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 936 Show data context 5 Show data context
Agriculture 7,919 Show data context 649 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 115,124 Show data context 296 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 799 Show data context 72 Show data context
Chemicals 1,918 Show data context 118 Show data context
Metals & Machines 37,047 Show data context 2,940 Show data context
Textiles 312 Show data context 294 Show data context
Skins and Leather 216 Show data context 70 Show data context
Clothing 3,093 Show data context 4,504 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 7,531 Show data context 2,773 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,569 Show data context 154 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 2,769 Show data context 938 Show data context
Building 11,819 Show data context 116 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 671 Show data context 226 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 3,414 Show data context 116 Show data context
Transport and Communication 40,740 Show data context 795 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 45,395 Show data context 19,608 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 21,241 Show data context 10,582 Show data context
Professions 6,364 Show data context 5,019 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 2,222 Show data context 1,233 Show data context
Personal Service 8,712 Show data context 30,772 Show data context
Other or not stated 736 Show data context 140 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: 25th November 2020