Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 641 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 38,377 Show data context 3,913 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 1,750 Show data context 3 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 870 Show data context 191 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 479 Show data context 30 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 26,460 Show data context 552 Show data context
Textiles 871 Show data context 915 Show data context
Leather, Fur 1,144 Show data context 157 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 1,387 Show data context 4,368 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,890 Show data context 848 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 8,115 Show data context 115 Show data context
Paper, Printing 1,588 Show data context 558 Show data context
Other Products 678 Show data context 69 Show data context
Building 18,950 Show data context 23 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 5,490 Show data context 80 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 4,791 Show data context 502 Show data context
Transport 24,217 Show data context 1,784 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 22,392 Show data context 14,568 Show data context
Professional, Technical 10,930 Show data context 10,139 Show data context
Defence 23,694 Show data context 381 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 1,186 Show data context 256 Show data context
Personal Service 11,220 Show data context 30,044 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 10,230 Show data context 14,494 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 4,324 Show data context 1,051 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 2,430 Show data context 4 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 13,882 Show data context 2,347 Show data context
Other and Undefined 2,413 Show data context 592 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 53,159 Show data context 100,869 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 21 , 'Selected Occupations with Status Aggregates - abridged analysis', for 'Con divisions and sub-divisions, Urban Areas with population of less than 50,000, RD, NT'

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All persons of working age (15 or above in 1951), categorised by gender and the system of 28 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1951 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 28.

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Date accessed: 09th August 2020