Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 220 Show data context 25 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 2,742 Show data context 72 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 573 Show data context 302 Show data context
Chemicals 1,000 Show data context 584 Show data context
Metals & Machines 15,385 Show data context 1,739 Show data context
Textiles 136 Show data context 117 Show data context
Skins and Leather 297 Show data context 134 Show data context
Clothing 1,028 Show data context 1,852 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,208 Show data context 2,231 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,315 Show data context 301 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,859 Show data context 986 Show data context
Building 4,543 Show data context 94 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 412 Show data context 206 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,650 Show data context 199 Show data context
Transport and Communication 8,392 Show data context 388 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 14,740 Show data context 8,718 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 6,030 Show data context 2,301 Show data context
Professions 2,095 Show data context 2,050 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 797 Show data context 531 Show data context
Personal Service 2,396 Show data context 10,214 Show data context
Other or not stated 258 Show data context 74 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: 26th September 2021