Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 166 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 10,647 Show data context 619 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 270 Show data context 3 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 279 Show data context 48 Show data context
Chemicals 106 Show data context 45 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,535 Show data context 88 Show data context
Textiles 1,292 Show data context 1,597 Show data context
Skins and Leather 52 Show data context 11 Show data context
Clothing 384 Show data context 450 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 1,086 Show data context 629 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,038 Show data context 41 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 482 Show data context 186 Show data context
Building 3,436 Show data context 67 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 92 Show data context 12 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 333 Show data context 11 Show data context
Transport and Communication 3,624 Show data context 141 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 5,827 Show data context 2,954 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 2,807 Show data context 1,257 Show data context
Professions 1,121 Show data context 1,225 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 216 Show data context 69 Show data context
Personal Service 3,522 Show data context 7,949 Show data context
Other or not stated 578 Show data context 164 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of Scotland, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Industries of Males and Females in Cities, Counties, and Large Burghs'

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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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Perthshire ScoCnty through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th May 2022