Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 11,980 Show data context 488 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 15,913 Show data context 98 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 2,897 Show data context 284 Show data context
Chemicals 774 Show data context 423 Show data context
Metals & Machines 17,345 Show data context 1,684 Show data context
Textiles 17,828 Show data context 37,397 Show data context
Skins and Leather 593 Show data context 126 Show data context
Clothing 22,526 Show data context 17,416 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 3,251 Show data context 1,216 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 2,341 Show data context 190 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 3,894 Show data context 2,247 Show data context
Building 11,513 Show data context 160 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,725 Show data context 946 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,639 Show data context 54 Show data context
Transport and Communication 10,516 Show data context 248 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 22,534 Show data context 7,977 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 8,604 Show data context 3,740 Show data context
Professions 3,029 Show data context 2,458 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 895 Show data context 341 Show data context
Personal Service 7,182 Show data context 13,878 Show data context
Other or not stated 242 Show data context 75 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: 27th June 2022