Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 661 Show data context 4 Show data context
Agriculture 37,983 Show data context 2,436 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 13,586 Show data context 145 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 4,875 Show data context 177 Show data context
Chemicals 3,690 Show data context 1,316 Show data context
Metals & Machines 39,894 Show data context 3,189 Show data context
Textiles 896 Show data context 672 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,124 Show data context 162 Show data context
Clothing 3,693 Show data context 4,945 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 9,428 Show data context 2,770 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 3,918 Show data context 406 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 16,919 Show data context 4,183 Show data context
Building 32,786 Show data context 334 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 2,174 Show data context 756 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 6,861 Show data context 213 Show data context
Transport and Communication 30,602 Show data context 1,019 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 63,244 Show data context 24,754 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 52,195 Show data context 11,666 Show data context
Professions 10,411 Show data context 11,500 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 3,013 Show data context 1,293 Show data context
Personal Service 25,123 Show data context 65,845 Show data context
Other or not stated 950 Show data context 229 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: 15th December 2019