Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 18,871 Show data context 472 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 505 Show data context 4 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 335 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 96 Show data context 9 Show data context
Metals & Machines 17,620 Show data context 961 Show data context
Textiles 802 Show data context 1,043 Show data context
Skins and Leather 466 Show data context 78 Show data context
Clothing 1,261 Show data context 2,022 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 4,089 Show data context 1,572 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,157 Show data context 63 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 713 Show data context 190 Show data context
Building 7,594 Show data context 75 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,736 Show data context 574 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,039 Show data context 33 Show data context
Transport and Communication 6,913 Show data context 256 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 11,161 Show data context 4,134 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 14,418 Show data context 2,609 Show data context
Professions 1,917 Show data context 1,761 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 860 Show data context 140 Show data context
Personal Service 7,323 Show data context 12,879 Show data context
Other or not stated 247 Show data context 26 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