Persons of Working Age by Sex & 1951 Occupational Order

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Data for 1951 Sex
1951 Occupational Classification Male Female
Fishermen 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 22,194 Show data context 1,858 Show data context
Mining & Quarrying 247 Show data context 1 Show data context
Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc 1,657 Show data context 477 Show data context
Coal, Gas, Chemicals 1,809 Show data context 217 Show data context
Metal Manufacturing, Engineering 68,982 Show data context 5,873 Show data context
Textiles 398 Show data context 721 Show data context
Leather, Fur 2,620 Show data context 492 Show data context
Textile Goods, Dress 3,130 Show data context 7,900 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 3,688 Show data context 1,307 Show data context
Wood, Cane & Cork 14,110 Show data context 291 Show data context
Paper, Printing 8,850 Show data context 2,319 Show data context
Other Products 3,088 Show data context 1,632 Show data context
Building 27,890 Show data context 44 Show data context
Painters & Decorators 13,367 Show data context 307 Show data context
Administrators, Directors, Managers 29,386 Show data context 3,687 Show data context
Transport 43,872 Show data context 6,086 Show data context
Commerce, Finance 62,272 Show data context 27,414 Show data context
Professional, Technical 45,232 Show data context 27,800 Show data context
Defence 20,704 Show data context 1,005 Show data context
Entertainment & Sport 4,151 Show data context 1,265 Show data context
Personal Service 18,067 Show data context 61,447 Show data context
Clerks, Typists, etc 52,795 Show data context 69,885 Show data context
Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc. 10,162 Show data context 3,790 Show data context
Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers 4,238 Show data context 10 Show data context
Workers in Unskilled Occupations 22,831 Show data context 11,178 Show data context
Other & Undefined 4,424 Show data context 1,021 Show data context
Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied 81,080 Show data context 236,514 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: 22nd July 2024