Economically Active by Sex

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Data for 1921 Sex
Economically Active Male Female
Economically active 331,949 Show data context 149,871 Show data context
Economically inactive 44,974 Show data context 284,432 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
Economically Active Male Female
Economically active 359,117 Show data context 165,008 Show data context
Economically inactive 37,273 Show data context 295,267 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
Economically Active Male Female
Economically active 401,886 Show data context 179,603 Show data context
Economically inactive 56,580 Show data context 344,632 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 1921 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 17 , 'Occupations (Condensed list)'
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'
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 21 , 'Selected Occupations with Status Aggregates - abridged analysis', for 'Con divisions and sub-divisions, Urban Areas with population of less than 50,000, RD, NT'

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Numbers of persons of each sex who are economically active or inactive, as recorded by the Census of Population.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Cheshire AdmC through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Economically Active by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th November 2021