Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 626 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 39,908 Show data context 1,733 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 748 Show data context 2 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 1,433 Show data context 166 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 1,654 Show data context 127 Show data context
Chemicals 2,545 Show data context 251 Show data context
Metal Workers 43,904 Show data context 2,678 Show data context
Precious Metals 612 Show data context 67 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 10,053 Show data context 2,370 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 1,191 Show data context 216 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,820 Show data context 1,260 Show data context
Textile Workers 981 Show data context 2,312 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 8,707 Show data context 25,213 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 7,807 Show data context 2,580 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 24,923 Show data context 684 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 2,086 Show data context 2,917 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 10,801 Show data context 1,997 Show data context
Builders 33,441 Show data context 51 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 14,297 Show data context 807 Show data context
Other Materials 2,089 Show data context 1,907 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 3,213 Show data context 993 Show data context
Transport and Communication 89,051 Show data context 3,917 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 74,777 Show data context 23,537 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 11,956 Show data context 110 Show data context
Professional Occupations 15,144 Show data context 16,253 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 3,529 Show data context 760 Show data context
Personal Service 19,544 Show data context 68,881 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 60,655 Show data context 39,609 Show data context
Warehousemen 13,458 Show data context 8,336 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 6,263 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 66,783 Show data context 9,763 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 60,925 Show data context 487,859 Show data context
Date: Source:
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'

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All persons of working age (14 or above in 1931), categorised by gender and the system of 32 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1931 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 32.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Essex AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 10th July 2020