Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 672 Show data context 2 Show data context
Agriculture 49,003 Show data context 2,574 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 6,842 Show data context 2 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 978 Show data context 33 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 1,820 Show data context 56 Show data context
Chemicals 895 Show data context 155 Show data context
Metal Workers 30,171 Show data context 392 Show data context
Precious Metals 191 Show data context 27 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 6,501 Show data context 487 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 644 Show data context 18 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,039 Show data context 109 Show data context
Textile Workers 278 Show data context 369 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 3,850 Show data context 6,007 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 4,702 Show data context 628 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 15,393 Show data context 457 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 4,360 Show data context 1,816 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 5,118 Show data context 855 Show data context
Builders 21,104 Show data context 19 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 8,854 Show data context 173 Show data context
Other Materials 383 Show data context 156 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 1,759 Show data context 204 Show data context
Transport and Communication 44,797 Show data context 1,686 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 48,245 Show data context 18,493 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 25,527 Show data context 84 Show data context
Professional Occupations 12,932 Show data context 14,281 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 2,708 Show data context 629 Show data context
Personal Service 16,009 Show data context 75,277 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 24,744 Show data context 16,486 Show data context
Warehousemen 5,099 Show data context 1,505 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 4,380 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 47,394 Show data context 3,476 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 52,998 Show data context 357,211 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Occupations of Males and Females, showing also total Operatives and the total Out of Work'

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All persons of working age (14 or above in 1931), categorised by gender and the system of 32 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1931 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 32.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Kent AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th December 2019