Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 403 Show data context 18 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 62 Show data context 5 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 382 Show data context 37 Show data context
Chemicals 289 Show data context 129 Show data context
Metals & Machines 4,288 Show data context 712 Show data context
Textiles 166 Show data context 163 Show data context
Skins and Leather 79 Show data context 24 Show data context
Clothing 649 Show data context 868 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 925 Show data context 808 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 594 Show data context 60 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,238 Show data context 385 Show data context
Building 4,250 Show data context 77 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,178 Show data context 571 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 705 Show data context 28 Show data context
Transport and Communication 3,706 Show data context 292 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 8,261 Show data context 3,722 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 4,254 Show data context 1,632 Show data context
Professions 1,697 Show data context 1,365 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 472 Show data context 201 Show data context
Personal Service 1,910 Show data context 6,893 Show data context
Other or not stated 76 Show data context 20 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, Ealing MB/UD through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th July 2020