Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 1,313 Show data context 2 Show data context
Agriculture 8,007 Show data context 517 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 37 Show data context 0 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,400 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles 114 Show data context 283 Show data context
Skins and Leather 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
Clothing 260 Show data context 138 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 487 Show data context 315 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 669 Show data context 25 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 139 Show data context 19 Show data context
Building 2,707 Show data context 34 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 35 Show data context 11 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 95 Show data context 4 Show data context
Transport and Communication 2,870 Show data context 77 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 3,169 Show data context 1,185 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 3,284 Show data context 1,055 Show data context
Professions 674 Show data context 705 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 96 Show data context 51 Show data context
Personal Service 1,184 Show data context 3,843 Show data context
Other or not stated 931 Show data context 172 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of Scotland, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Industries of Males and Females in Cities, Counties, and Large Burghs'

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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, Inverness Shire ScoCnty through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th October 2021