Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1921 Occupational Order

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Data for 1921 Sex
1921 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 843 Show data context 4 Show data context
Agriculture 43,792 Show data context 3,031 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 327 Show data context 6 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 783 Show data context 236 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 2,184 Show data context 196 Show data context
Chemicals 4,287 Show data context 1,322 Show data context
Metal Workers 42,733 Show data context 2,043 Show data context
Precious Metals 672 Show data context 78 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 7,268 Show data context 2,318 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 1,283 Show data context 308 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,718 Show data context 871 Show data context
Textile Workers 1,101 Show data context 2,308 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 7,792 Show data context 21,288 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 9,172 Show data context 3,900 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 20,974 Show data context 1,027 Show data context
Paper, Printing 9,882 Show data context 4,923 Show data context
Builders 20,426 Show data context 71 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 9,909 Show data context 104 Show data context
Other Materials 2,437 Show data context 2,552 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 4,280 Show data context 1,289 Show data context
Gas, Water and Electricity 3,232 Show data context 16 Show data context
Transport and Communication 74,497 Show data context 3,052 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 50,091 Show data context 16,894 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 18,290 Show data context 3,507 Show data context
Professional Occupations 11,600 Show data context 13,771 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 2,098 Show data context 898 Show data context
Personal Service 12,735 Show data context 54,515 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 39,791 Show data context 28,527 Show data context
Warehousemen 10,098 Show data context 5,944 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 5,249 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 39,673 Show data context 2,295 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 1921 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 17 , 'Occupations (Condensed list)'

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All persons of working age (12 or above in 1921), categorised by gender and the system of 31 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1921 Census of Population (we exclude Order 32 which covered the retired or otherwise unoccupied).

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Date accessed: 11th July 2020