Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 27,062 Show data context 2,534 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 220 Show data context 0 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 537 Show data context 73 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 868 Show data context 129 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 55,525 Show data context 1,753 Show data context
Textiles 200 Show data context 427 Show data context
Leather, Fur 1,292 Show data context 127 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 1,990 Show data context 5,393 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 3,286 Show data context 1,635 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 12,166 Show data context 237 Show data context
Paper, Printing 2,758 Show data context 1,099 Show data context
Other Products 1,203 Show data context 422 Show data context
Building 24,153 Show data context 36 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 9,550 Show data context 132 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 7,740 Show data context 833 Show data context
Transport 38,814 Show data context 3,113 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 32,477 Show data context 21,744 Show data context
Professional, Technical 19,720 Show data context 15,089 Show data context
Defence 67,930 Show data context 1,978 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 2,356 Show data context 501 Show data context
Personal Service 15,900 Show data context 44,293 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 17,604 Show data context 26,201 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 7,815 Show data context 1,969 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 5,253 Show data context 10 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 25,735 Show data context 3,732 Show data context
Other and Undefined 3,662 Show data context 1,056 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 65,012 Show data context 184,040 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: 22nd October 2019