1921 Census of England and Wales, County Report (Sample Report Title: Census 1921: England and Wales: Series of County Parts. County of Cheshire), Table 17 : " Occupations (Condensed list)".

List England and Wales Dep Wales Dep
OCCUPATION. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
          Total Population 1,329,994 Show data context 1,326,480 Show data context
          Aged 0-11 325,944 Show data context 320,834 Show data context
          Aged 12 and upwards 1,004,050 Show data context 1,005,646 Show data context
      I. Fishermen 1,879 Show data context 35 Show data context
    II. Agricultural Occupations 94,739 Show data context 11,355 Show data context
    III. Mining and Quarrying Occupations 274,682 Show data context 146 Show data context
    IV. Makers of Coke, Lime, Cement, etc. 3,321 Show data context 29 Show data context
      V. Makers of Brick, Pottery, Glass 3,040 Show data context 483 Show data context
    VI. Workers in Chemicals, Paints, etc. 1,690 Show data context 73 Show data context
    VII. Metal Workers 91,168 Show data context 4,423 Show data context
  VIII. Workers in Precious Metals 138 Show data context 23 Show data context
    IX. Electrical Apparatus Makers, Fitters, etc. 6,477 Show data context 61 Show data context
      X. Makers of Watches, etc. 775 Show data context 20 Show data context
    XI. Workers in Skins; Leather Goods Makers 1,476 Show data context 140 Show data context
    XII. Textile Workers 1,876 Show data context 1,629 Show data context
  XIII. Makers of Textile Goods and Articles of Dress 9,778 Show data context 19,381 Show data context
    XIV. Makers of Foods, Drinks, and Tobacco 8,824 Show data context 2,609 Show data context
    XV. Workers in Wood, etc. 21,516 Show data context 322 Show data context
    XVI. Paper Workers; Printers, etc. 3,824 Show data context 1,272 Show data context
  XVII. Builders, Bricklayers, etc. 38,735 Show data context 100 Show data context
XVIII. Painters and Decorators 7,710 Show data context 56 Show data context
    XIX. Workers in other Materials 193 Show data context 51 Show data context
    XX. Workers in Mixed and Undefined Materials 5,478 Show data context 165 Show data context
    XXI. Persons in Gas, Water and Electricity Supply 2,167 Show data context 15 Show data context
  XXII. Transport Workers 88,674 Show data context 2,920 Show data context
XXIII. Commerce and Financial Occupations 59,026 Show data context 32,191 Show data context
  XXIV. Public Administration and Defence 16,437 Show data context 3,239 Show data context
    XXV. Professional Occupations 21,522 Show data context 22,499 Show data context
  XXVI. Persons Employed in Entertainments, etc. 2,901 Show data context 1,355 Show data context
XXVII. Persons Employed in Personal Service 14,050 Show data context 93,468 Show data context
XXVIII. Clerks , Draughtsmen, Typists, etc. 23,683 Show data context 12,428 Show data context
  XXIX. Warehousemen, etc. 5,727 Show data context 1,294 Show data context
    XXX. Stationary Engine Drivers 20,203 Show data context 0 Show data context
  XXXI. All other Occupations 48,699 Show data context 1,367 Show data context
        TOTAL OCCUPIED 880,408 Show data context 213,149 Show data context
XXXII. Unoccupied and Retired 123,642 Show data context 792,497 Show data context
        TOTAL OCCUPIED AND UNOCCUPIED 1,004,050 Show data context 1,005,646 Show data context

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