Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 13,914 Show data context 12 Show data context
Agriculture 881,843 Show data context 87,219 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 479,714 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 78,260 Show data context 45,836 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 83,592 Show data context 9,698 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 2,147,760 Show data context 190,561 Show data context
Textiles 195,746 Show data context 357,023 Show data context
Leather, Fur 113,539 Show data context 63,865 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 121,034 Show data context 424,062 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 141,363 Show data context 81,083 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 413,654 Show data context 13,015 Show data context
Paper, Printing 158,555 Show data context 79,767 Show data context
Other Products 81,812 Show data context 39,287 Show data context
Building 777,377 Show data context 1,217 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 286,453 Show data context 9,958 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 390,509 Show data context 44,500 Show data context
Transport 1,317,555 Show data context 124,748 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 1,166,545 Show data context 715,552 Show data context
Professional, Technical 676,871 Show data context 492,723 Show data context
Defence 656,929 Show data context 18,845 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 78,654 Show data context 21,099 Show data context
Personal Service 445,258 Show data context 1,397,859 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 824,964 Show data context 1,225,063 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 335,333 Show data context 176,780 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 203,433 Show data context 1,740 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 1,051,105 Show data context 360,449 Show data context
Other and Undefined 108,146 Show data context 29,907 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 1,867,996 Show data context 5,721,360 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Occupations, Table 21 , 'Selected Occupations with Status Aggregates - abridged analysis', for 'Con divisions and sub-divisions, Urban Areas with population of less than 50,000, RD, NT'

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All persons of working age (15 or above in 1951), categorised by gender and the system of 28 occupational 'Orders' used by the 1951 Census of Population. This includes the 'Unoccupied and Retired' who constitute Order 28.

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Date accessed: 07th December 2019