Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 31 Show data context 4 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 74 Show data context 11 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 145 Show data context 56 Show data context
Chemicals 745 Show data context 526 Show data context
Metals & Machines 2,762 Show data context 538 Show data context
Textiles 421 Show data context 866 Show data context
Skins and Leather 1,455 Show data context 959 Show data context
Clothing 14,893 Show data context 14,558 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 2,972 Show data context 2,938 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,788 Show data context 287 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,748 Show data context 1,467 Show data context
Building 2,024 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 537 Show data context 433 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 879 Show data context 25 Show data context
Transport and Communication 11,579 Show data context 355 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 14,393 Show data context 6,371 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 3,695 Show data context 1,486 Show data context
Professions 1,256 Show data context 1,601 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 524 Show data context 145 Show data context
Personal Service 3,576 Show data context 5,003 Show data context
Other or not stated 354 Show data context 80 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Stepney MetB through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th September 2020