Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 14,486 Show data context 1,107 Show data context
Mining & Quarrying 1,567 Show data context 81 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 2,035 Show data context 144 Show data context
Chemicals 3,372 Show data context 1,254 Show data context
Metals & Machines 28,943 Show data context 4,777 Show data context
Textiles 1,473 Show data context 1,287 Show data context
Skins & Leather 1,386 Show data context 350 Show data context
Clothing 5,343 Show data context 6,848 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 9,510 Show data context 3,536 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 4,392 Show data context 516 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 11,825 Show data context 3,655 Show data context
Building 44,016 Show data context 601 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 4,783 Show data context 2,093 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 9,204 Show data context 350 Show data context
Transport & Communication 28,010 Show data context 1,484 Show data context
Commerce & Finance 81,936 Show data context 29,944 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 46,874 Show data context 14,872 Show data context
Professions 16,314 Show data context 13,408 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 4,944 Show data context 1,931 Show data context
Personal Service 32,762 Show data context 81,963 Show data context
Other or not stated 1,375 Show data context 498 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: 22nd July 2024