Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 30 Show data context 4 Show data context
Agriculture 3,338 Show data context 432 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 10,203 Show data context 151 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1,214 Show data context 263 Show data context
Chemicals 1,814 Show data context 558 Show data context
Metals & Machines 13,191 Show data context 1,099 Show data context
Textiles 534 Show data context 1,052 Show data context
Skins and Leather 34 Show data context 10 Show data context
Clothing 295 Show data context 363 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 889 Show data context 539 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,394 Show data context 99 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 799 Show data context 441 Show data context
Building 2,997 Show data context 105 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 219 Show data context 65 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 463 Show data context 26 Show data context
Transport and Communication 5,684 Show data context 710 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 6,426 Show data context 3,743 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 3,329 Show data context 1,573 Show data context
Professions 989 Show data context 1,083 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 375 Show data context 153 Show data context
Personal Service 1,552 Show data context 5,096 Show data context
Other or not stated 641 Show data context 298 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of Scotland, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Industries of Males and Females in Cities, Counties, and Large Burghs'

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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: 22nd May 2022