Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 23,127 Show data context 1,153 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 57,324 Show data context 38 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 954 Show data context 41 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 20,899 Show data context 18,142 Show data context
Chemicals 1,653 Show data context 217 Show data context
Metal Workers 97,856 Show data context 18,277 Show data context
Precious Metals 939 Show data context 947 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 5,584 Show data context 1,250 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 342 Show data context 35 Show data context
Skins and Leather 2,218 Show data context 3,318 Show data context
Textile Workers 3,267 Show data context 7,771 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 6,067 Show data context 13,417 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 5,605 Show data context 1,136 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 15,890 Show data context 528 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 759 Show data context 1,600 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 3,497 Show data context 1,350 Show data context
Builders 25,048 Show data context 33 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 8,486 Show data context 19,695 Show data context
Other Materials 1,621 Show data context 866 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 1,630 Show data context 306 Show data context
Transport and Communication 38,584 Show data context 1,625 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 37,399 Show data context 20,406 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 3,854 Show data context 48 Show data context
Professional Occupations 8,512 Show data context 10,340 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 2,093 Show data context 416 Show data context
Personal Service 9,576 Show data context 41,649 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 19,917 Show data context 16,138 Show data context
Warehousemen 7,872 Show data context 7,561 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 7,892 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 64,440 Show data context 14,450 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 36,005 Show data context 345,943 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, Staffordshire 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: 18th November 2019