Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 12,728 Show data context 534 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 54,390 Show data context 162 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1,487 Show data context 67 Show data context
Chemicals 1,507 Show data context 924 Show data context
Metals & Machines 18,908 Show data context 3,747 Show data context
Textiles 14,618 Show data context 27,962 Show data context
Skins and Leather 767 Show data context 324 Show data context
Clothing 3,205 Show data context 9,542 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 7,775 Show data context 4,934 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 3,923 Show data context 892 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 4,104 Show data context 2,190 Show data context
Building 12,798 Show data context 153 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,033 Show data context 278 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,720 Show data context 18 Show data context
Transport and Communication 16,758 Show data context 357 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 30,687 Show data context 12,397 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 12,493 Show data context 5,213 Show data context
Professions 3,496 Show data context 2,996 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 1,335 Show data context 608 Show data context
Personal Service 7,981 Show data context 19,919 Show data context
Other or not stated 280 Show data context 78 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: 21st October 2019