Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 10,468 Show data context 282 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 712 Show data context 4 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 154 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 97 Show data context 6 Show data context
Metals & Machines 8,604 Show data context 639 Show data context
Textiles 688 Show data context 683 Show data context
Skins and Leather 116 Show data context 24 Show data context
Clothing 1,004 Show data context 1,438 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 1,729 Show data context 381 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,489 Show data context 80 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,795 Show data context 604 Show data context
Building 6,342 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 149 Show data context 27 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 809 Show data context 23 Show data context
Transport and Communication 4,255 Show data context 140 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 8,877 Show data context 3,512 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 5,572 Show data context 1,881 Show data context
Professions 3,830 Show data context 2,446 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 439 Show data context 181 Show data context
Personal Service 6,131 Show data context 12,874 Show data context
Other or not stated 215 Show data context 56 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: 13th November 2019