Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 19,049 Show data context 1,226 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 59,694 Show data context 373 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 34,349 Show data context 35,872 Show data context
Chemicals 2,761 Show data context 1,036 Show data context
Metals & Machines 110,251 Show data context 31,978 Show data context
Textiles 5,605 Show data context 9,751 Show data context
Skins and Leather 2,108 Show data context 2,948 Show data context
Clothing 6,081 Show data context 11,601 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 14,659 Show data context 3,665 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 4,175 Show data context 906 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 4,588 Show data context 3,647 Show data context
Building 23,888 Show data context 317 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 3,169 Show data context 1,929 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 6,095 Show data context 211 Show data context
Transport and Communication 26,649 Show data context 980 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 44,877 Show data context 22,982 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 22,257 Show data context 10,684 Show data context
Professions 5,433 Show data context 5,024 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 2,212 Show data context 1,115 Show data context
Personal Service 12,134 Show data context 32,938 Show data context
Other or not stated 581 Show data context 184 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 January 2020