Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1921 Occupational Order

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Data for 1921 Sex
1921 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 26,929 Show data context 131 Show data context
Agriculture 1,076,558 Show data context 72,463 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 787,067 Show data context 3,218 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 22,493 Show data context 1,858 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 89,104 Show data context 41,548 Show data context
Chemicals 57,564 Show data context 15,656 Show data context
Metal Workers 1,447,795 Show data context 104,582 Show data context
Precious Metals 29,301 Show data context 15,211 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 137,158 Show data context 20,343 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 23,426 Show data context 2,425 Show data context
Skins and Leather 54,350 Show data context 21,112 Show data context
Textile Workers 370,094 Show data context 607,335 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 278,895 Show data context 528,632 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 184,658 Show data context 97,985 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 475,318 Show data context 26,268 Show data context
Paper, Printing 164,605 Show data context 108,570 Show data context
Builders 464,800 Show data context 1,643 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 197,101 Show data context 2,807 Show data context
Other Materials 32,673 Show data context 23,962 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 95,285 Show data context 24,966 Show data context
Gas, Water and Electricity 46,084 Show data context 394 Show data context
Transport and Communication 1,331,919 Show data context 60,639 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 1,005,714 Show data context 462,844 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 425,008 Show data context 68,643 Show data context
Professional Occupations 285,308 Show data context 337,483 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 64,347 Show data context 26,626 Show data context
Personal Service 325,894 Show data context 1,582,957 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 544,357 Show data context 417,267 Show data context
Warehousemen 216,542 Show data context 127,416 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 136,078 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 834,748 Show data context 46,844 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 1921 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 17 , 'Occupations (Condensed list)'

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All persons of working age (12 or above in 1921), categorised by gender and the system of 31 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1921 Census of Population (we exclude Order 32 which covered the retired or otherwise unoccupied).

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Date accessed: 07th December 2019