Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 39,703 Show data context 3,504 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 117,161 Show data context 17 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 7,294 Show data context 1,222 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 6,499 Show data context 740 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 212,247 Show data context 19,424 Show data context
Textiles 63,708 Show data context 94,938 Show data context
Leather, Fur 7,835 Show data context 2,561 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 13,529 Show data context 49,795 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 11,384 Show data context 8,169 Show data context
Wood, Cane and Cork 31,170 Show data context 1,312 Show data context
Paper, Printing 9,241 Show data context 6,203 Show data context
Other Products 4,024 Show data context 2,017 Show data context
Building 57,681 Show data context 122 Show data context
Painters and Decorators 20,328 Show data context 794 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 33,295 Show data context 2,901 Show data context
Transport 95,896 Show data context 9,648 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 95,586 Show data context 61,998 Show data context
Professional, Technical 47,682 Show data context 35,968 Show data context
Defence 26,054 Show data context 693 Show data context
Entertainment and Sport 5,310 Show data context 1,214 Show data context
Personal Service 30,077 Show data context 105,221 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 57,759 Show data context 82,151 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 31,265 Show data context 16,507 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 25,098 Show data context 403 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 100,045 Show data context 28,236 Show data context
Other and Undefined 8,152 Show data context 2,968 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 153,514 Show data context 534,417 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: 15th September 2019