Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 30,548 Show data context 1,372 Show data context
Agriculture 822,991 Show data context 47,464 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 765,681 Show data context 8,641 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 131,487 Show data context 48,910 Show data context
Chemicals 139,440 Show data context 49,658 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,431,210 Show data context 253,202 Show data context
Textiles 405,418 Show data context 552,910 Show data context
Skins and Leather 49,739 Show data context 23,701 Show data context
Clothing 282,827 Show data context 479,132 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 338,499 Show data context 201,657 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 204,748 Show data context 27,589 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 265,288 Show data context 138,876 Show data context
Building 806,331 Show data context 10,135 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 118,159 Show data context 65,383 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 196,135 Show data context 6,603 Show data context
Transport and Communication 1,038,626 Show data context 37,122 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 1,844,323 Show data context 796,684 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 975,251 Show data context 332,526 Show data context
Professions 278,533 Show data context 261,769 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 96,699 Show data context 46,115 Show data context
Personal Service 602,917 Show data context 1,535,418 Show data context
Other or not stated 28,971 Show data context 7,592 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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Date accessed: 13th December 2019