Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 581 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 33,379 Show data context 1,802 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 4,130 Show data context 374 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 3,052 Show data context 227 Show data context
Chemicals 11,640 Show data context 4,064 Show data context
Metals & Machines 49,688 Show data context 9,481 Show data context
Textiles 3,068 Show data context 3,676 Show data context
Skins and Leather 2,083 Show data context 1,348 Show data context
Clothing 10,212 Show data context 24,296 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 20,116 Show data context 10,354 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 12,228 Show data context 1,383 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 18,766 Show data context 8,288 Show data context
Building 51,224 Show data context 452 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 9,633 Show data context 7,060 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 14,760 Show data context 348 Show data context
Transport and Communication 71,044 Show data context 2,485 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 112,818 Show data context 41,442 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 51,039 Show data context 17,589 Show data context
Professions 12,868 Show data context 10,901 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 4,168 Show data context 1,828 Show data context
Personal Service 24,009 Show data context 58,201 Show data context
Other or not stated 1,416 Show data context 295 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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Date accessed: 10th July 2020