Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 23,327 Show data context 1,307 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 5,130 Show data context 3 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 158 Show data context 0 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 634 Show data context 118 Show data context
Chemicals 39 Show data context 0 Show data context
Metal Workers 7,278 Show data context 95 Show data context
Precious Metals 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 616 Show data context 4 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 90 Show data context 1 Show data context
Skins and Leather 176 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textile Workers 203 Show data context 307 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 785 Show data context 846 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 1,217 Show data context 215 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 2,579 Show data context 31 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 20 Show data context 32 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 407 Show data context 36 Show data context
Builders 5,137 Show data context 10 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 1,154 Show data context 58 Show data context
Other Materials 17 Show data context 20 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 194 Show data context 305 Show data context
Transport and Communication 7,976 Show data context 352 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 7,322 Show data context 3,095 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 1,126 Show data context 7 Show data context
Professional Occupations 2,009 Show data context 2,410 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 351 Show data context 82 Show data context
Personal Service 2,494 Show data context 14,187 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 2,761 Show data context 1,427 Show data context
Warehousemen 579 Show data context 91 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 812 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 7,784 Show data context 344 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 9,270 Show data context 70,022 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Occupations of Males and Females, showing also total Operatives and the total Out of Work'

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All persons of working age (14 or above in 1931), categorised by gender and the system of 32 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1931 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 32.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Shropshire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th August 2019