Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 12 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 16,034 Show data context 1,107 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 2,772 Show data context 80 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 3,081 Show data context 1,233 Show data context
Chemicals 1,183 Show data context 194 Show data context
Metals & Machines 33,548 Show data context 10,213 Show data context
Textiles 4,821 Show data context 5,307 Show data context
Skins and Leather 562 Show data context 263 Show data context
Clothing 2,386 Show data context 4,853 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 3,647 Show data context 1,412 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,306 Show data context 193 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,249 Show data context 826 Show data context
Building 8,375 Show data context 89 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 835 Show data context 1,407 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,403 Show data context 131 Show data context
Transport and Communication 8,399 Show data context 259 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 15,473 Show data context 7,421 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 7,926 Show data context 3,492 Show data context
Professions 2,461 Show data context 2,610 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 676 Show data context 288 Show data context
Personal Service 6,475 Show data context 15,333 Show data context
Other or not stated 295 Show data context 64 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: 23rd October 2019