Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 501 Show data context 33 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 3,238 Show data context 0 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 66 Show data context 2 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 383 Show data context 150 Show data context
Chemicals 173 Show data context 56 Show data context
Metal Workers 17,415 Show data context 551 Show data context
Precious Metals 67 Show data context 8 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 1,894 Show data context 39 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 113 Show data context 0 Show data context
Skins and Leather 298 Show data context 142 Show data context
Textile Workers 36 Show data context 63 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 1,083 Show data context 2,228 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 911 Show data context 903 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 3,965 Show data context 246 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 98 Show data context 311 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 1,092 Show data context 361 Show data context
Builders 4,020 Show data context 1 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 1,757 Show data context 115 Show data context
Other Materials 48 Show data context 74 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 778 Show data context 36 Show data context
Transport and Communication 12,620 Show data context 815 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 11,210 Show data context 6,531 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 1,442 Show data context 17 Show data context
Professional Occupations 2,331 Show data context 2,603 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 745 Show data context 200 Show data context
Personal Service 2,867 Show data context 13,839 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 6,065 Show data context 4,896 Show data context
Warehousemen 2,153 Show data context 1,538 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 883 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 14,934 Show data context 1,437 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 8,500 Show data context 74,196 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Occupations of Males and Females, showing also total Operatives and the total Out of Work'

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All persons of working age (14 or above in 1931), categorised by gender and the system of 32 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1931 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 32.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Newcastle upon Tyne MB/CB through time | Industry Statistics | Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd September 2021