Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 94 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 19,158 Show data context 865 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 8,414 Show data context 51 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 2,065 Show data context 381 Show data context
Chemicals 3,675 Show data context 1,311 Show data context
Metals & Machines 22,421 Show data context 1,737 Show data context
Textiles 1,764 Show data context 2,118 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,018 Show data context 166 Show data context
Clothing 6,936 Show data context 9,759 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 14,417 Show data context 11,999 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 6,635 Show data context 522 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 7,475 Show data context 5,238 Show data context
Building 18,386 Show data context 193 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,819 Show data context 856 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 3,652 Show data context 109 Show data context
Transport and Communication 25,666 Show data context 640 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 39,237 Show data context 15,975 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 18,164 Show data context 6,564 Show data context
Professions 6,008 Show data context 6,718 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 1,486 Show data context 652 Show data context
Personal Service 13,566 Show data context 34,893 Show data context
Other or not stated 658 Show data context 170 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: 10th July 2020