1951 Census of England and Wales, Industry Tables (Laid before Parliament pursuant to Section 4 (1), Census Act, 1920), Table 2 : " Industries (Minimum List) and Status Aggregates. Occupied Males and Females aged 15 and over for Con, AC, CB, MetB, Urban Areas with population of 50,000 or more".

List England and Wales Dep England Dep
Industry Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
Total - All industries 12,987,351 Show data context 5,911,736 Show data context
Married women (included in Total) 0 Show data context 2,398,914 Show data context
Employers 348,747 Show data context 48,238 Show data context
Managers - general managers, directors, etc. 154,647 Show data context 18,090 Show data context
Managers - of branch or primary departments 369,257 Show data context 103,381 Show data context
Managers - of office or subsidiary departments 76,489 Show data context 6,857 Show data context
Operatives - in Social Classes I and II 1,029,455 Show data context 598,390 Show data context
Operatives - others 10,229,125 Show data context 4,921,301 Show data context
Included in Operatives - Articled clerks and apprentices. 330,497 Show data context 29,357 Show data context
Included in Operatives - Part-time workers. 42,080 Show data context 738,915 Show data context
Included in Operatives - Unpaid assistants. 17,568 Show data context 33,097 Show data context
Working on own account. 779,631 Show data context 215,479 Show data context
I. AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING 787,692 Show data context 89,603 Show data context
1. Agriculture and horticulture 751,604 Show data context 88,353 Show data context
2. Forestry 17,606 Show data context 728 Show data context
3. Fishing 18,482 Show data context 522 Show data context
II. MINING AND QUARRYING 598,887 Show data context 10,364 Show data context
10. Coal mining 546,809 Show data context 7,347 Show data context
11. Iron ore mining and quarrying 6,369 Show data context 75 Show data context
12. Stone quarrying and mining 22,488 Show data context 703 Show data context
13. Slate quarrying and mining 1,458 Show data context 67 Show data context
14. Clay, sand, gravel and chalk pits 13,578 Show data context 512 Show data context
19. Other mining and quarrying 8,185 Show data context 1,660 Show data context
III. CERAMICS, GLASS, CEMENT, ETC. 211,195 Show data context 69,355 Show data context
20. Bricks and fireclay goods 59,681 Show data context 5,092 Show data context
21. China and earthenware (lncl. glazed tiles) 34,545 Show data context 39,769 Show data context
22. Glass (other than containers) 30,441 Show data context 10,537 Show data context
23. Glass containers 18,601 Show data context 4,923 Show data context
24. Cement 11,614 Show data context 792 Show data context
29. Other non-metalliferous mining manufactures 56,313 Show data context 8,242 Show data context
IV. CHEMICALS AND ALLIED TRADES 272,597 Show data context 104,066 Show data context
30. Coke ovens and by-product works 12,710 Show data context 246 Show data context
31,33. Chemicals, dyes, explosives, fireworks 154,645 Show data context 45,848 Show data context
32. Pharmaceutical, toilet preparations, etc. 16,018 Show data context 22,437 Show data context
34. Paint and varnish 26,405 Show data context 9,834 Show data context
35. Soap, candles, polishes, ink, matches 26,587 Show data context 18,320 Show data context
36. Mineral oil refining 16,501 Show data context 2,569 Show data context
39. Other oils, greases, glue, etc. 19,731 Show data context 4,812 Show data context
V. METAL MANUFACTURE 377,500 Show data context 50,399 Show data context
40. Blast furnaces 13,201 Show data context 305 Show data context
41. Iron, steel melting, rolling, etc., n.e.s. 156,322 Show data context 14,167 Show data context
42. Iron foundries 96,642 Show data context 13,280 Show data context
43. Sheets and tinplate 6,067 Show data context 752 Show data context
44. Iron and steel tubes 29,292 Show data context 5,793 Show data context
49. Non-ferrous metals smelting, rolling, etc. 75,976 Show data context 16,102 Show data context
VI. ENGINEERING, SHIPBUILDING AND ELECTRICAL GOODS 1,210,652 Show data context 315,563 Show data context
50. Shipbuilding and ship repairing 156,922 Show data context 5,278 Show data context
51. Marine engineering 29,606 Show data context 1,657 Show data context
52. Agricultural machinery (except tractors) 33,639 Show data context 3,856 Show data context
53. Boilers and boilerhouse plant 16,829 Show data context 1,643 Show data context
54. Machine tools and engineers' small tools 70,464 Show data context 14,412 Show data context
55. Stationary engines 26,550 Show data context 3,550 Show data context
56. Textile machinery and accessories 58,044 Show data context 8,898 Show data context
58. Constructional engineering 61,655 Show data context 4,664 Show data context
57,69. Other non-electrical engineering 419,438 Show data context 84,115 Show data context
70. Electrical machinery 106,043 Show data context 35,508 Show data context
71. Electrical wires and cables 37,986 Show data context 19,473 Show data context
72. Telegraph and telephone apparatus 28,986 Show data context 16,987 Show data context
73. Wireless apparatus and gramophones 55,115 Show data context 39,357 Show data context
74. Wireless valves and electric lamps 15,767 Show data context 18,611 Show data context
75. Batteries and accumulators 10,590 Show data context 7,093 Show data context
79. Other electrical goods 83,018 Show data context 50,461 Show data context
VII. VEHICLES 787,074 Show data context 112,341 Show data context
80. Manufacture of motor vehicles and cycles 249,155 Show data context 37,815 Show data context
81. Motor repairers and garage 202,768 Show data context 19,484 Show data context
82,83. Manufacture of aircraft; vehicle parts 209,009 Show data context 46,991 Show data context
84. Railway locomotive shops 43,813 Show data context 1,089 Show data context
85. Other locomotive manufacture 14,455 Show data context 1,806 Show data context
86. Manufacture and repair of wagons, etc. 61,352 Show data context 2,599 Show data context
89. Carts, perambulators, etc. 6,522 Show data context 2,557 Show data context
VIII. METAL GOODS NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED 283,432 Show data context 143,076 Show data context
90. Tools and cutlery 34,957 Show data context 19,097 Show data context
91. Bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, nails, etc. 19,716 Show data context 15,932 Show data context
92. Iron and steel forgings, n.e.s. 31,142 Show data context 3,959 Show data context
95. Wire and wire manufactures 24,064 Show data context 7,431 Show data context
94. Hollow-ware 23,628 Show data context 23,015 Show data context
95. Brass manufactures 27,751 Show data context 13,466 Show data context
99. Metal industries not elsewhere specified 122,174 Show data context 60,176 Show data context
IX. PRECISION INSTRUMENTS, JEWELLERY, ETC. 95,486 Show data context 42,661 Show data context
100. Scientific, etc. instruments, etc. 54,014 Show data context 24,861 Show data context
101. Manufacture and repair of watches, etc. 14,957 Show data context 5,273 Show data context
102. Jewellery; refining of precious metals 17,573 Show data context 11,079 Show data context
103. Musical instruments 8,942 Show data context 1,448 Show data context
X. TEXTILES 382,547 Show data context 469,844 Show data context
110. Cotton spinning, doubling, etc. 66,221 Show data context 103,962 Show data context
111. Cotton weaving, etc. 42,307 Show data context 79,842 Show data context
112. Woollen and worsted 85,911 Show data context 93,127 Show data context
113. Rayon, nylon, etc., production 17,574 Show data context 6,306 Show data context
114. Rayon, nylon, etc., weaving and silk 28,314 Show data context 31,928 Show data context
115. Linen and soft hemp 1,798 Show data context 912 Show data context
116. Jute 429 Show data context 352 Show data context
117. Rope, twine and net 4,855 Show data context 5,964 Show data context
118. Hosiery, and other knitted goods 32,011 Show data context 76,002 Show data context
119. Lace 4,096 Show data context 4,861 Show data context
120. Carpets 11,595 Show data context 10,037 Show data context
121. Narrow fabrics 5,718 Show data context 12,539 Show data context
122. Made-up textiles 7,115 Show data context 11,900 Show data context
123. Textile finishing, etc. 57,820 Show data context 23,588 Show data context
129. Other textile industries 16,783 Show data context 8,524 Show data context
XI. LEATHER, LEATHER GOODS AND FUR 45,636 Show data context 25,110 Show data context
130. Leather (tanning, dressing); fellmongery 28,540 Show data context 6,487 Show data context
131. Leather goods 11,228 Show data context 13,469 Show data context
132. Fur 5,868 Show data context 5,154 Show data context
XII. CLOTHING 220,043 Show data context 435,662 Show data context
140. Tailoring 86,880 Show data context 176,472 Show data context
141. Dressmaking 9,975 Show data context 102,157 Show data context
142. Overalls, shirts, underwear, etc. 7,366 Show data context 50,622 Show data context
143. Hats, caps and millinery 8,368 Show data context 13,177 Show data context
147. Dress industries not elsewhere specified 9,536 Show data context 32,997 Show data context
148. Manufacture of boots, shoes, etc. 64,820 Show data context 57,444 Show data context
149. Repair of boots and shoes 33,098 Show data context 2,793 Show data context
XIII. FOOD, DRINK AND TOBACCO 390,519 Show data context 231,426 Show data context
150. Grain milling 26,584 Show data context 6,315 Show data context
151. Bread and flour confectionery 94,660 Show data context 46,508 Show data context
152. Biscuits 12,060 Show data context 18,624 Show data context
153. Meat and meat products 19,325 Show data context 8,914 Show data context
154. Milk products 40,559 Show data context 16,762 Show data context
155. Sugar and glucose 12,641 Show data context 3,435 Show data context
156. Cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery 26,917 Show data context 38,466 Show data context
157. Preserving of fruit and vegetables 17,498 Show data context 26,219 Show data context
162. Food industries not elsewhere specified 32,810 Show data context 18,645 Show data context
163. Brewing and malting 64,183 Show data context 12,814 Show data context
164. Wholesale bottling 4,832 Show data context 3,711 Show data context
168. Other drink industries 19,393 Show data context 9,374 Show data context
169. Tobacco 19,057 Show data context 21,639 Show data context
XIV. MANUFACTURES OF WOOD AND CORK 231,154 Show data context 46,314 Show data context
170. Timber 51,924 Show data context 6,311 Show data context
171. Furniture and upholstery 106,284 Show data context 27,164 Show data context
172. Shop and office fitting 21,111 Show data context 2,299 Show data context
173. Wooden containers and baskets 18,120 Show data context 5,351 Show data context
179. Miscellaneous wood and cork manufactures 33,715 Show data context 5,189 Show data context
XV. PAPER AND PRINTING 297,212 Show data context 158,097 Show data context
180. Paper and board 48,176 Show data context 14,353 Show data context
181. Wallpaper 5,015 Show data context 1,821 Show data context
182. Cardboard boxes, cartons, etc. 16,272 Show data context 26,735 Show data context
183. Manufactures of paper and board n. e. s. 16,875 Show data context 23,102 Show data context
186. Printing, publishing, papers, periodicals 68,091 Show data context 14,300 Show data context
189. Other printing, publishing, etc. 142,783 Show data context 77,786 Show data context
XVI. OTHER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 139,954 Show data context 93,845 Show data context
190. Rubber 63,987 Show data context 29,048 Show data context
191. Linoleum, leather cloth, etc. 8,004 Show data context 1,472 Show data context
192. Brushes and brooms 9,134 Show data context 7,955 Show data context
193. Toys, games and sports requisites 11,750 Show data context 17,250 Show data context
194. Miscellaneous stationers' goods 5,308 Show data context 7,198 Show data context
195. Production and printing of cinema films 6,996 Show data context 2,431 Show data context
199. Miscellaneous manufacturing industries 34,775 Show data context 28,491 Show data context
XVII. BUILDING AND CONTRACTING 1,135,548 Show data context 32,590 Show data context
200. Building 968,538 Show data context 24,588 Show data context
201. Electric wiring and contracting 59,078 Show data context 3,912 Show data context
202. Civil engineering contracting 107,932 Show data context 4,090 Show data context
XVIII. GAS, ELECTRICITY AND WATER 286,289 Show data context 27,627 Show data context
210. Gas 117,610 Show data context 9,950 Show data context
211. Electricity 139,423 Show data context 16,292 Show data context
212. Water 29,256 Show data context 1,385 Show data context
XIX. TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION 1,254,004 Show data context 178,406 Show data context
220. Railways 397,648 Show data context 29,802 Show data context
221. Tramway and omnibus service 199,156 Show data context 27,327 Show data context
222. Other road passenger transport 40,047 Show data context 2,470 Show data context
223. Goods transport by road 155,431 Show data context 10,058 Show data context
224. Sea transport 71,484 Show data context 5,371 Show data context
225. Port, river and canal transport 112,386 Show data context 1,679 Show data context
226. Harbour, dock, canal, etc. service 24,529 Show data context 1,615 Show data context
227. Air transport 17,874 Show data context 4,665 Show data context
228. Postal, telegraph, wireless communication 202,512 Show data context 84,009 Show data context
238. Other transport and communication 22,507 Show data context 9,824 Show data context
239. Storage 10,430 Show data context 1,586 Show data context
XX. DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES 1,314,777 Show data context 971,800 Show data context
240. Dealing in coal, builders' materials, etc. 126,547 Show data context 25,539 Show data context
241. Dealing in other industrial materials 93,910 Show data context 21,935 Show data context
242. Wholesale distribution of food and drink 107,756 Show data context 36,552 Show data context
243. Retail distribution of food and drink 378,485 Show data context 277,281 Show data context
244. Wholesale distribution of non-food goods 179,318 Show data context 73,415 Show data context
245. Retail distribution of non-food goods 386,786 Show data context 483,492 Show data context
246. Retail sales of sweets, tobacco, papers 41,975 Show data context 53,586 Show data context
XXI. INSURANCE, BANKING AND FINANCE 253,358 Show data context 135,462 Show data context
250. Insurance, banking and finance 253,358 Show data context 135,462 Show data context
XXII. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DEFENCE 1,261,034 Show data context 236,613 Show data context
260. National government service 830,369 Show data context 154,263 Show data context
265. Local government service 430,665 Show data context 82,350 Show data context
XXIII. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 538,161 Show data context 751,556 Show data context
270. Accountancy 44,140 Show data context 17,337 Show data context
271. Education 164,451 Show data context 268,506 Show data context
272. Law 37,369 Show data context 32,174 Show data context
273. Medical and dental services 169,721 Show data context 363,980 Show data context
274. Religion 39,456 Show data context 21,108 Show data context
279. Other professional and business services 83,024 Show data context 48,451 Show data context
XXIV. MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES 602,215 Show data context 1,174,436 Show data context
280. Theatres, cinemas, etc. 54,812 Show data context 54,441 Show data context
281. Sport, other recreations and betting 47,603 Show data context 31,417 Show data context
285. Catering, hotels, etc. 233,639 Show data context 535,096 Show data context
286. Laundries 27,084 Show data context 88,088 Show data context
287. Dry cleaning, job dyeing, etc. 11,231 Show data context 25,858 Show data context
288. Hairdressing and manicure 33,006 Show data context 45,303 Show data context
290. Private domestic service (resident) 8,910 Show data context 179,110 Show data context
291. Private domestic service (non-resident) 82,341 Show data context 165,071 Show data context
299. Other services 103,589 Show data context 50,052 Show data context
NOT STATED AND ILL-DEFINED INDUSTRY 10,385 Show data context 5,520 Show data context

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