Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 403 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 15,862 Show data context 790 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 707 Show data context 11 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 884 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 508 Show data context 371 Show data context
Metals & Machines 9,524 Show data context 770 Show data context
Textiles 324 Show data context 211 Show data context
Skins and Leather 240 Show data context 65 Show data context
Clothing 2,086 Show data context 2,753 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 4,255 Show data context 1,452 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,167 Show data context 128 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 2,243 Show data context 745 Show data context
Building 18,194 Show data context 212 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 716 Show data context 132 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 3,555 Show data context 115 Show data context
Transport and Communication 13,653 Show data context 394 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 32,196 Show data context 12,971 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 14,019 Show data context 4,395 Show data context
Professions 6,713 Show data context 8,907 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 2,237 Show data context 1,042 Show data context
Personal Service 19,053 Show data context 48,570 Show data context
Other or not stated 595 Show data context 198 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: 12th August 2020