Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 463 Show data context 15 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 128 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 161 Show data context 53 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,711 Show data context 112 Show data context
Textiles 29 Show data context 67 Show data context
Skins and Leather 113 Show data context 46 Show data context
Clothing 483 Show data context 850 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 808 Show data context 180 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 374 Show data context 37 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 741 Show data context 241 Show data context
Building 2,038 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 100 Show data context 31 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 433 Show data context 20 Show data context
Transport and Communication 2,563 Show data context 61 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 4,266 Show data context 2,064 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 2,564 Show data context 567 Show data context
Professions 906 Show data context 909 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 260 Show data context 105 Show data context
Personal Service 1,029 Show data context 3,600 Show data context
Other or not stated 53 Show data context 11 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Exeter MB/CB through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 14th December 2019