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 101 Show data context 12 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 883 Show data context 10 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 785 Show data context 152 Show data context
Chemicals 383 Show data context 173 Show data context
Metals & Machines 11,684 Show data context 3,619 Show data context
Textiles 45 Show data context 66 Show data context
Skins and Leather 23 Show data context 93 Show data context
Clothing 144 Show data context 218 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 415 Show data context 247 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 375 Show data context 96 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 658 Show data context 1,162 Show data context
Building 1,283 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 66 Show data context 147 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 502 Show data context 10 Show data context
Transport and Communication 1,000 Show data context 33 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 2,683 Show data context 1,398 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 1,002 Show data context 653 Show data context
Professions 192 Show data context 231 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 132 Show data context 72 Show data context
Personal Service 469 Show data context 1,309 Show data context
Other or not stated 44 Show data context 17 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, West Bromwich MB/CB through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd September 2021