Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 1,059 Show data context 310 Show data context
Agriculture 42,684 Show data context 1,336 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 564 Show data context 3 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 231 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 611 Show data context 78 Show data context
Metals & Machines 8,378 Show data context 529 Show data context
Textiles 669 Show data context 1,537 Show data context
Skins and Leather 383 Show data context 77 Show data context
Clothing 7,858 Show data context 8,223 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 7,583 Show data context 2,528 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,841 Show data context 220 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,915 Show data context 1,298 Show data context
Building 9,284 Show data context 74 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 947 Show data context 446 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,785 Show data context 71 Show data context
Transport and Communication 10,634 Show data context 296 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 22,942 Show data context 8,157 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 13,548 Show data context 4,340 Show data context
Professions 3,180 Show data context 2,990 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 718 Show data context 284 Show data context
Personal Service 10,266 Show data context 21,647 Show data context
Other or not stated 479 Show data context 78 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: 22nd October 2021