Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 5,435 Show data context 434 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 722 Show data context 4 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 250 Show data context 32 Show data context
Metals & Machines 978 Show data context 60 Show data context
Textiles 256 Show data context 456 Show data context
Skins and Leather 27 Show data context 5 Show data context
Clothing 752 Show data context 679 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 291 Show data context 256 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 500 Show data context 39 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 543 Show data context 211 Show data context
Building 1,662 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 67 Show data context 21 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 599 Show data context 8 Show data context
Transport and Communication 1,665 Show data context 29 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 2,454 Show data context 869 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 1,284 Show data context 569 Show data context
Professions 521 Show data context 593 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 77 Show data context 36 Show data context
Personal Service 1,734 Show data context 4,575 Show data context
Other or not stated 41 Show data context 3 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, Westmorland AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 29th November 2021