Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 421 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 3,882 Show data context 547 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 100 Show data context 1 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Metals & Machines 299 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles 192 Show data context 251 Show data context
Skins and Leather 14 Show data context 0 Show data context
Clothing 100 Show data context 55 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 278 Show data context 134 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 163 Show data context 3 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 198 Show data context 66 Show data context
Building 496 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Transport and Communication 393 Show data context 13 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 879 Show data context 248 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 487 Show data context 229 Show data context
Professions 146 Show data context 117 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 42 Show data context 0 Show data context
Personal Service 531 Show data context 1,330 Show data context
Other or not stated 101 Show data context 12 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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Date accessed: 16th October 2021