Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 8,037 Show data context 1,538 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 48,117 Show data context 765 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1,724 Show data context 496 Show data context
Chemicals 670 Show data context 95 Show data context
Metals & Machines 36,487 Show data context 1,625 Show data context
Textiles 1,488 Show data context 4,202 Show data context
Skins and Leather 229 Show data context 84 Show data context
Clothing 963 Show data context 2,002 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,784 Show data context 3,136 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,267 Show data context 311 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,685 Show data context 1,073 Show data context
Building 8,547 Show data context 344 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 399 Show data context 104 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 1,475 Show data context 76 Show data context
Transport and Communication 11,825 Show data context 1,301 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 17,504 Show data context 11,618 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 8,508 Show data context 5,206 Show data context
Professions 2,496 Show data context 2,106 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 814 Show data context 329 Show data context
Personal Service 3,134 Show data context 12,375 Show data context
Other or not stated 1,992 Show data context 1,186 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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Date accessed: 16th October 2021