Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 120 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 629 Show data context 46 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 194 Show data context 8 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 298 Show data context 43 Show data context
Metals & Machines 6,940 Show data context 302 Show data context
Textiles 13,683 Show data context 25,067 Show data context
Skins and Leather 91 Show data context 72 Show data context
Clothing 600 Show data context 559 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 1,867 Show data context 1,706 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,745 Show data context 97 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 1,336 Show data context 823 Show data context
Building 3,266 Show data context 122 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 405 Show data context 50 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 912 Show data context 21 Show data context
Transport and Communication 4,828 Show data context 192 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 9,215 Show data context 5,224 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 3,091 Show data context 1,419 Show data context
Professions 1,290 Show data context 1,385 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 406 Show data context 183 Show data context
Personal Service 1,927 Show data context 4,180 Show data context
Other or not stated 553 Show data context 267 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: 17th May 2022