Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1931 Occupational Order

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 24,566 Show data context 62 Show data context
Agriculture 1,024,786 Show data context 47,078 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 731,656 Show data context 2,529 Show data context
Mine and Quarry Products 21,985 Show data context 1,202 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery and Glass 70,006 Show data context 25,272 Show data context
Chemicals 37,364 Show data context 4,146 Show data context
Metal Workers 1,275,979 Show data context 94,724 Show data context
Precious Metals 23,221 Show data context 11,491 Show data context
Electrical Apparatus 179,345 Show data context 28,413 Show data context
Watches, Clocks and Instruments 20,074 Show data context 1,557 Show data context
Skins and Leather 45,838 Show data context 23,952 Show data context
Textile Workers 300,261 Show data context 571,857 Show data context
Textile Goods and Clothing 269,121 Show data context 532,496 Show data context
Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 159,111 Show data context 72,976 Show data context
Wood and Furniture 481,867 Show data context 19,493 Show data context
Paper, Bookbinding 36,912 Show data context 63,464 Show data context
Printers and Photographers 149,035 Show data context 37,368 Show data context
Builders 648,896 Show data context 733 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 252,514 Show data context 35,838 Show data context
Other Materials 29,460 Show data context 18,996 Show data context
Mixed or Undefined Materials 63,209 Show data context 14,716 Show data context
Transport and Communication 1,471,072 Show data context 66,302 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 1,389,376 Show data context 570,668 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 281,672 Show data context 2,809 Show data context
Professional Occupations 333,543 Show data context 365,805 Show data context
Entertainments and Sport 87,400 Show data context 21,573 Show data context
Personal Service 444,936 Show data context 1,829,541 Show data context
Clerks and Draughtsmen 766,982 Show data context 566,628 Show data context
Warehousemen 248,083 Show data context 154,232 Show data context
Stationary Engine Drivers 136,513 Show data context 386 Show data context
Other and Undefined Workers 1,369,878 Show data context 213,597 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 1,289,993 Show data context 10,031,196 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 16 , 'Occupations of Males and Females, showing also total Operatives and the total Out of Work'

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All persons of working age (14 or above in 1931), categorised by gender and the system of 32 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1931 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 32.

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Date accessed: 15th December 2019