Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 20,520 Show data context 2,123 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 35,339 Show data context 19 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 19,919 Show data context 30,967 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 3,115 Show data context 395 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 136,200 Show data context 23,624 Show data context
Textiles 2,553 Show data context 4,804 Show data context
Leather, Fur 3,826 Show data context 4,064 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 1,829 Show data context 10,189 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 4,700 Show data context 1,927 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 15,125 Show data context 499 Show data context
Paper, Printing 3,156 Show data context 2,847 Show data context
Other Products 5,965 Show data context 2,372 Show data context
Building 29,628 Show data context 75 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 8,814 Show data context 921 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 14,627 Show data context 1,073 Show data context
Transport 38,724 Show data context 3,707 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 35,267 Show data context 27,691 Show data context
Professional, Technical 21,453 Show data context 13,970 Show data context
Defence 16,552 Show data context 480 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 1,851 Show data context 345 Show data context
Personal Service 11,019 Show data context 40,790 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 22,564 Show data context 40,313 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 12,748 Show data context 8,801 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 10,575 Show data context 127 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 60,448 Show data context 28,528 Show data context
Other and Undefined 3,571 Show data context 728 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 56,335 Show data context 189,831 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 21 , 'Selected Occupations with Status Aggregates - abridged analysis', for 'Con divisions and sub-divisions, Urban Areas with population of less than 50,000, RD, NT'

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All persons of working age (15 or above in 1951), categorised by gender and the system of 28 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1951 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 28.

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Date accessed: 20th November 2019