Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 3,410 Show data context 161 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 166 Show data context 2 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Metals & Machines 144 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Skins and Leather 21 Show data context 0 Show data context
Clothing 74 Show data context 35 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 74 Show data context 18 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 73 Show data context 2 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 28 Show data context 8 Show data context
Building 278 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 127 Show data context 1 Show data context
Transport and Communication 401 Show data context 11 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 682 Show data context 184 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 575 Show data context 202 Show data context
Professions 158 Show data context 104 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
Personal Service 533 Show data context 1,368 Show data context
Other or not stated 14 Show data context 0 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Radnorshire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th May 2021