Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 1,356 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 42,057 Show data context 1,798 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 2,528 Show data context 7 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 309 Show data context 1 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 627 Show data context 47 Show data context
Chemicals 196 Show data context 27 Show data context
Metal Workers 15,165 Show data context 58 Show data context
Precious Metals 76 Show data context 9 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 2,939 Show data context 8 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 336 Show data context 8 Show data context
Skins and Leather 496 Show data context 141 Show data context
Textile Workers 885 Show data context 1,105 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 3,238 Show data context 5,465 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 3,685 Show data context 426 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 9,701 Show data context 245 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 567 Show data context 472 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 1,903 Show data context 406 Show data context
Builders 14,964 Show data context 9 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 4,483 Show data context 72 Show data context
Other Materials 160 Show data context 73 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 981 Show data context 35 Show data context
Transport and Communication 26,311 Show data context 918 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 24,615 Show data context 12,581 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 20,152 Show data context 45 Show data context
Professional Occupations 6,910 Show data context 8,326 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 1,592 Show data context 377 Show data context
Personal Service 10,269 Show data context 45,926 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 8,687 Show data context 6,133 Show data context
Warehousemen 2,436 Show data context 694 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 1,195 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 23,360 Show data context 1,147 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 39,378 Show data context 227,436 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Occupations of Males and Females, showing also total Operatives and the total Out of Work'

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All persons of working age (14 or above in 1931), categorised by gender and the system of 32 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1931 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 32.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Devon AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 09th August 2020