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 173 Show data context 37 Show data context
Mining & Quarrying 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 27 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 82 Show data context 32 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,544 Show data context 335 Show data context
Textiles 27 Show data context 41 Show data context
Skins & Leather 32 Show data context 6 Show data context
Clothing 170 Show data context 290 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 463 Show data context 108 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 160 Show data context 24 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 543 Show data context 304 Show data context
Building 1,690 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 101 Show data context 99 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 456 Show data context 8 Show data context
Transport & Communication 968 Show data context 56 Show data context
Commerce & Finance 2,947 Show data context 1,274 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 1,516 Show data context 592 Show data context
Professions 374 Show data context 350 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 145 Show data context 70 Show data context
Personal Service 804 Show data context 2,352 Show data context
Other or not stated 98 Show data context 31 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 3 , 'Industries (condensed list) 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 May 2024