Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 14,006 Show data context 835 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 895 Show data context 21 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 373 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 1,162 Show data context 850 Show data context
Metals & Machines 9,139 Show data context 1,523 Show data context
Textiles 559 Show data context 858 Show data context
Skins and Leather 549 Show data context 185 Show data context
Clothing 2,338 Show data context 3,893 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 4,209 Show data context 1,398 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,211 Show data context 136 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 7,609 Show data context 4,108 Show data context
Building 14,894 Show data context 146 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 2,121 Show data context 1,334 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,661 Show data context 117 Show data context
Transport and Communication 11,035 Show data context 599 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 21,404 Show data context 7,032 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 10,221 Show data context 3,893 Show data context
Professions 4,559 Show data context 4,435 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 1,551 Show data context 470 Show data context
Personal Service 10,752 Show data context 21,007 Show data context
Other or not stated 369 Show data context 64 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: 01st June 2020