Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 19,695 Show data context 625 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 477 Show data context 2 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 260 Show data context 2 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 315 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 338 Show data context 49 Show data context
Metal Workers 8,706 Show data context 389 Show data context
Precious Metals 119 Show data context 11 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 2,155 Show data context 298 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 324 Show data context 66 Show data context
Skins and Leather 476 Show data context 153 Show data context
Textile Workers 326 Show data context 467 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 2,034 Show data context 3,889 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 2,143 Show data context 219 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 5,969 Show data context 109 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 1,356 Show data context 1,833 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 3,802 Show data context 529 Show data context
Builders 9,495 Show data context 12 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 3,258 Show data context 74 Show data context
Other Materials 411 Show data context 405 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 681 Show data context 171 Show data context
Transport and Communication 13,287 Show data context 650 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 16,167 Show data context 4,825 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 1,801 Show data context 38 Show data context
Professional Occupations 5,612 Show data context 5,046 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 1,056 Show data context 190 Show data context
Personal Service 4,777 Show data context 23,739 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 10,947 Show data context 7,420 Show data context
Warehousemen 1,818 Show data context 1,609 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 951 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 11,953 Show data context 2,148 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 17,054 Show data context 115,891 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, Hertfordshire 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: 01st June 2020