Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 1,259 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 35,461 Show data context 1,809 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 2,772 Show data context 34 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1,277 Show data context 134 Show data context
Chemicals 949 Show data context 229 Show data context
Metals & Machines 18,923 Show data context 507 Show data context
Textiles 1,205 Show data context 1,259 Show data context
Skins and Leather 605 Show data context 151 Show data context
Clothing 3,194 Show data context 4,669 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 5,843 Show data context 1,729 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 3,538 Show data context 198 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 3,492 Show data context 1,229 Show data context
Building 20,090 Show data context 153 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 638 Show data context 202 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 3,307 Show data context 81 Show data context
Transport and Communication 17,651 Show data context 369 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 33,011 Show data context 14,965 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 36,519 Show data context 5,403 Show data context
Professions 6,023 Show data context 6,425 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 1,646 Show data context 592 Show data context
Personal Service 16,774 Show data context 41,606 Show data context
Other or not stated 897 Show data context 128 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