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 864 Show data context 57 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 675 Show data context 30 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 896 Show data context 322 Show data context
Chemicals 2,667 Show data context 818 Show data context
Metals & Machines 12,326 Show data context 837 Show data context
Textiles 303 Show data context 339 Show data context
Skins and Leather 839 Show data context 136 Show data context
Clothing 3,644 Show data context 5,515 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 10,549 Show data context 10,506 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 3,515 Show data context 353 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 5,376 Show data context 4,264 Show data context
Building 9,417 Show data context 77 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 916 Show data context 383 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,157 Show data context 65 Show data context
Transport and Communication 16,339 Show data context 446 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 23,602 Show data context 9,706 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 9,392 Show data context 3,167 Show data context
Professions 3,101 Show data context 3,608 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 832 Show data context 416 Show data context
Personal Service 4,157 Show data context 14,955 Show data context
Other or not stated 320 Show data context 100 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Bristol MB/CB through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th May 2021