Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 209 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 23,107 Show data context 1,258 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 706 Show data context 17 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1,633 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 1,460 Show data context 109 Show data context
Metals & Machines 34,625 Show data context 1,879 Show data context
Textiles 334 Show data context 419 Show data context
Skins and Leather 419 Show data context 99 Show data context
Clothing 3,715 Show data context 6,528 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 7,856 Show data context 2,861 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 3,659 Show data context 348 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 3,254 Show data context 1,390 Show data context
Building 28,640 Show data context 204 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,161 Show data context 316 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 4,903 Show data context 141 Show data context
Transport and Communication 28,600 Show data context 906 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 48,359 Show data context 20,798 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 77,720 Show data context 8,006 Show data context
Professions 7,164 Show data context 8,347 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 2,609 Show data context 1,163 Show data context
Personal Service 24,901 Show data context 55,644 Show data context
Other or not stated 1,044 Show data context 258 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: 17th October 2019