Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 40 Show data context 7 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 121 Show data context 11 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 395 Show data context 42 Show data context
Chemicals 592 Show data context 251 Show data context
Metals & Machines 4,697 Show data context 1,369 Show data context
Textiles 140 Show data context 322 Show data context
Skins and Leather 241 Show data context 148 Show data context
Clothing 549 Show data context 1,909 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 1,400 Show data context 1,278 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 627 Show data context 122 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,228 Show data context 641 Show data context
Building 2,465 Show data context 40 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 468 Show data context 305 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,262 Show data context 91 Show data context
Transport and Communication 5,947 Show data context 197 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 6,546 Show data context 3,326 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 3,008 Show data context 1,361 Show data context
Professions 691 Show data context 588 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 300 Show data context 156 Show data context
Personal Service 1,288 Show data context 3,100 Show data context
Other or not stated 62 Show data context 29 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: 20th October 2021