Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 205 Show data context 20 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
Metals & Machines 483 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles 53 Show data context 102 Show data context
Skins and Leather 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Clothing 103 Show data context 80 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 263 Show data context 91 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 268 Show data context 20 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 118 Show data context 18 Show data context
Building 592 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 30 Show data context 10 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 83 Show data context 4 Show data context
Transport and Communication 1,287 Show data context 47 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 1,749 Show data context 777 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 703 Show data context 336 Show data context
Professions 243 Show data context 344 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 61 Show data context 43 Show data context
Personal Service 331 Show data context 1,325 Show data context
Other or not stated 333 Show data context 83 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: 23rd January 2022