Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 38,267 Show data context 2,090 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 182,831 Show data context 464 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 13,384 Show data context 1,404 Show data context
Chemicals 9,593 Show data context 3,036 Show data context
Metals & Machines 160,035 Show data context 24,480 Show data context
Textiles 112,777 Show data context 132,549 Show data context
Skins and Leather 4,079 Show data context 1,114 Show data context
Clothing 24,905 Show data context 55,848 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 23,157 Show data context 16,333 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 15,401 Show data context 2,218 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 15,602 Show data context 8,567 Show data context
Building 48,655 Show data context 710 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 5,347 Show data context 2,474 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 16,103 Show data context 480 Show data context
Transport and Communication 77,305 Show data context 2,720 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 141,602 Show data context 58,154 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 64,801 Show data context 26,830 Show data context
Professions 18,080 Show data context 14,802 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 6,985 Show data context 3,570 Show data context
Personal Service 31,904 Show data context 93,089 Show data context
Other or not stated 1,399 Show data context 409 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: 18th September 2019