Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 542 Show data context 44 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 17,503 Show data context 68 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 22,268 Show data context 29,970 Show data context
Chemicals 563 Show data context 78 Show data context
Metals & Machines 4,551 Show data context 131 Show data context
Textiles 128 Show data context 1,023 Show data context
Skins and Leather 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
Clothing 681 Show data context 1,289 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 1,414 Show data context 464 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 832 Show data context 107 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 817 Show data context 483 Show data context
Building 4,007 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 736 Show data context 314 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 740 Show data context 27 Show data context
Transport and Communication 5,388 Show data context 177 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 8,766 Show data context 4,543 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 3,870 Show data context 1,951 Show data context
Professions 993 Show data context 875 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 521 Show data context 312 Show data context
Personal Service 1,833 Show data context 4,476 Show data context
Other or not stated 74 Show data context 26 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Stoke on Trent MB/CB through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th January 2022