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 67 Show data context 18 Show data context
Mining & Quarrying 737 Show data context 8 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 44 Show data context
Metals & Machines 215 Show data context 33 Show data context
Textiles 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Skins & Leather 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
Clothing 14 Show data context 13 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 43 Show data context 18 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 743 Show data context 169 Show data context
Building 119 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 11 Show data context 18 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Transport & Communication 211 Show data context 5 Show data context
Commerce & Finance 197 Show data context 112 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 152 Show data context 49 Show data context
Professions 31 Show data context 14 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Personal Service 42 Show data context 128 Show data context
Other or not stated 5 Show data context 3 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Swanscombe UD through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th April 2024