Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 212 Show data context 2 Show data context
Agriculture 13,823 Show data context 667 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 1,788 Show data context 5 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1,705 Show data context 156 Show data context
Chemicals 1,118 Show data context 58 Show data context
Metals & Machines 3,078 Show data context 114 Show data context
Textiles 515 Show data context 577 Show data context
Skins and Leather 77 Show data context 11 Show data context
Clothing 782 Show data context 1,085 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,581 Show data context 490 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,098 Show data context 71 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 602 Show data context 152 Show data context
Building 7,679 Show data context 62 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 143 Show data context 16 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,590 Show data context 22 Show data context
Transport and Communication 5,168 Show data context 128 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 10,515 Show data context 4,186 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 11,235 Show data context 1,892 Show data context
Professions 2,041 Show data context 2,110 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 480 Show data context 196 Show data context
Personal Service 6,929 Show data context 13,995 Show data context
Other or not stated 239 Show data context 37 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: 09th August 2020