1911 Female occupational statistics for local government districts

Table ID:
OCC_1911_SM_F     (6566458)
Contents:
1911 Female occupational statistics for local government districts
Approx. number of rows:
944
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Administrative County
   Local Government District Type
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. The data were transcribed from Table 15(B) 'Grouped Occupations of Females aged 10 years and upwards, in Administrative Counties, County Boroughs, Metropolitan Boroughs, Urban Districts of which the population exceeded 5,000 persons, aggregates of other urban districts, and aggregates of rural districts, also proportion per 1,000 of Unmarried, Married, Widowed, and of Married and Widowed Women engaged in Occupations, and Proportions of Female Domestic Servants to Separate Occupiers or Families, 1911', pp.424-61 in Census of England and Wales 1911, vol. X, Occupations and Industries, Part I (BPP 1913 LXXVIII).
  2. This is a complete transcription of the table created by CDDA for the Historical Population Reports project, and was downloaded from the HistPop web site on 26th September 2016. A partial transcription of the same table was created in 1989 by Pat Furniss at QMW, and is still held.
  3. Although this is a complete transcription of the actual table, in the original report there are footnotes to particular districts which list numbers in specific particularly significant more detailed categories, notably within "Others".


Notes:

  1. This table is limited to towns over 5,000 population, but also includes various totals. The following values of lg_type are associated with individual districts, and always have g_unit set:
    • CB (75 rows): County Borough.
    • MB (185 rows): Municipal Borough.
    • MetB (28 rows): Metropolitan Borough.
    • LCC (1 row): London County Corporate; used only for the City of London.
    • UD (470 rows): Urban District.
    These other values of lg_type are associated with totals, and g_unit is set only for the true national total for England and Wales::
    • NTOT (3 rows): national totals for England and Wales. lg_area has three values here: "ENGLAND AND WALES" (i.e. the true totals), "AGGREGATE OF URBAN DISTRICTS (inclusive of County Boroughs)" and "AGGREGATE OF RURAL DISTRICTS".
    • CTOT (62 rows): overall county totals. These exclude any County Boroughs, so have not been given g_unit values.
    • UDA (59 rows): aggregate of "Other Urban Districts", or just "Urban Districts" for counties with no towns over 5,000 population.
    • RDA (61 rows): aggregate of "Rural Districts".
  2. In most areas, the only data given in the original table for textiles is an overall total for XVIII (xviii16total). For Lancashire towns, separate figures are given for cotton (xviii16cotton) and for all other textiles (xviii16other). For West Riding towns, separate figures are given for wool (xviii16wool) and for all other textiles (xviii16other).
  3. The employment categories used here differ significantly from those used for male workers. Those which are the same are noted below in the notes on individual columns.


Checking:

  1. The sum of 'unmarried', 'married' and 'widowed' was checked against the sum of 'retired', 'occ_unmarried', 'occ_married' and 'occ_widowed'.
  2. The sum of 'i1vi5' through 'others' was checked against the sum of 'occ_unmarried', 'occ_married' and 'occ_widowed'.
  3. The proportions in employment ('prop_unmarried', 'prop_married', 'prop_widowed' and 'prop_marrwid') were checked against computed values. In only one case did they differ by more than one: for Hucknall Torkard UD, Nottinghamshire, the proportion either marries or widowed was listed as 106 per thousand, but the computed proportion is 76 per thousand. NB no check of the proportion of domestic servants was possible.
  4. For each county, the sum of "unmarried"+"married"+"widowed" for all rows with type "MB", "MetB", "LCC", "UD", "UDA" and "RDA" always matches that for "CTOT" (NB County Boroughs excluded; so including "CB" will give county totals as normally presented in VoB).
  5. For the country as a whole, the sum of "unmarried"+"married"+"widowed" for all rows with type "CB", "MB", "MetB", "LCC", "UD", "UDA" and "RDA" matches the reported total for those columns for England and Wales, i.e. 14,857,113.


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
occ_chk Check (((occ_unmarried + occ_married) + occ_widowed) = ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((i1vi5 + i2iv3) + iii3) + iii4) + iii57) + iv1hotel) + iv1other) + iv3char) + iv3laundry) + iv23other) + v234iii2) + vii) + x110) + xi14) + xiii) + xv) + xvi12) + xvi3) + xvii12) + xviii16total) + xviii16wool) + xviii16cotton) + xviii16other) + xviii7xix1) + xix1tailor) + xix1milliner) + xix1dress) + xix1stay) + xix1boot) + xix1other) + xx1) + xx1xxii4) + xx4coffee) + xx4other) + others))
tot_chk Check (((unmarried + married) + widowed) = (((retired + occ_unmarried) + occ_married) + occ_widowed))



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
page_number Integer number. Page in the report on which the current row appears. The table in fact appears as a double page spread, and these numbers are those of the left-hand pages.
adm_cnty Text string (max.len.=36). Name of the Administrative County containing the district.
lg_area Text string (max.len.=64). Name of reporting area. For county totals, matches the county name held in adm_cnty.
lg_type Text string (max.len.=8). Type of Local Government District. See note above.
admc_unit Integer number. ID number for the administrative county containing the unit, as defined in the AUO. This is null only for the England and Wales total rows.
g_unit Integer number. ID number of the reporting unit, as defined in the AUO. This is not null only for rows relating to individual towns, and the overall total for England and Wales.
unmarried Integer number. Total Occupied and Unoccupied: Unmarried.
married Integer number. Total Occupied and Unoccupied: Married.
widowed Integer number. Total Occupied and Unoccupied: Widowed.
retired Integer number. Total Retired or Unoccupied.
occ_unmarried Integer number. Engaged in Occupations (Orders I-XXII): Unmarried.
occ_married Integer number. Engaged in Occupations (Orders I-XXII): Married.
occ_widowed Integer number. Engaged in Occupations (Orders I-XXII): Widowed.
i1vi5 Integer number. Civil Service. Telegraph, Telephone Service.
i2iv3 Integer number. Municipal, Parish, etc Officers. Hospital and Institution Service.
iii3 Integer number. Midwives, Sick Nurses, Invalid Attendants.
iii4 Integer number. Teaching.
iii57 Integer number. Literary, Scientific and Political. Art, Music, Drama.
iv1hotel Integer number. Domestic Indoor Service: Hotels, Lodging and Eating Houses.
iv1other Integer number. Domestic Indoor Service: Other Domestic Indoor Servants.
iv3char Integer number. Charwomen, Day Girls, Day Servants.
iv3laundry Integer number. Laundry and Washing Service.
iv23other Integer number. Others Engaged in Service.
v234iii2 Integer number. Commercial, Bank, and Insurance Clerks. Law Clerks.
vii Integer number. Agriculture: on Farms, Woods and Gardens. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
x110 Integer number. Metals, Machines, Implements, and Conveyances (including Electrical Apparatus).
xi14 Integer number. Makers of Jewellery, Watches, Instruments, and Tackle for Sports and Games.
xiii Integer number. Wood, Furniture, Fittings, and Decorations. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xv Integer number. Chemicals, Explosives, Oil, Grease, Soap, etc. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xvi12 Integer number. Skins, Leather, Saddlery, and Harness. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xvi3 Integer number. Hair and Feathers.
xvii12 Integer number. Papers, Prints, Books, and Stationery (excl. Stationers, Booksellers, Publishers, Newspaper Agents and other Dealers.
xviii16total Integer number. Textile Manufactures (including Dyeing, etc) [see note above]. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xviii16wool Integer number. Textile Manufacture: Wool and Worsted [West Riding only]. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xviii16cotton Integer number. Textile Manufacture: Cotton [Lancashire only]. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xviii16other Integer number. Other Textile Manufacture [excludes either wool or cotton depending on area; see note above]. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xviii7xix1 Integer number. Drapers, Linen Drapers, Mercers. Dealers in Dress.
xix1tailor Integer number. Tailoresses. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xix1milliner Integer number. Milliners.
xix1dress Integer number. Dressmakers.
xix1stay Integer number. Staymakers, Shirtmakers, Seamstresses.
xix1boot Integer number. Boot, Shoe, Slipper, Patten, Clog- Makers. This category also appears in the occ_1911_m table.
xix1other Integer number. Other Workers in Dress.
xx1 Integer number. Food-Workers
xx1xxii4 Integer number. Food - Dealers. General Shopkeepers, Dealers.
xx4coffee Integer number. Board, Lodging, and Dealing in Spiritous Drinks: Coffee, Eating, Lodging House Keepers.
xx4other Integer number. Board, Lodging, and Dealing in Spiritous Drinks: Others.
others Integer number. All other occupations.
prop_unmar Integer number. Proportion per 1,000 of Unmarried [women] engaged in occupations.
prop_mar Integer number. Proportion per 1,000 of Married [women] engaged in occupations.
prop_wid Integer number. Proportion per 1,000 of Widowed [women] engaged in occupations.
prop_marrwid Integer number. Proportion per 1,000 of Married and Widowed [women] engaged in occupations.
prop_dom Integer number. Proportion per 1,000 of "Other Domestic Indoor Servants" to total number of Separate Occupiers or Families.
rec_num Integer number. Sequence number keeping the data in the order they were loaded.