Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Agriculture 334 Show data context 22 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 31 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 164 Show data context 96 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,525 Show data context 285 Show data context
Textiles 113 Show data context 42 Show data context
Skins and Leather 74 Show data context 17 Show data context
Clothing 379 Show data context 450 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 397 Show data context 166 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 387 Show data context 38 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 607 Show data context 137 Show data context
Building 1,966 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 431 Show data context 147 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 408 Show data context 21 Show data context
Transport and Communication 1,346 Show data context 97 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 5,281 Show data context 2,156 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 1,954 Show data context 747 Show data context
Professions 1,068 Show data context 840 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 188 Show data context 133 Show data context
Personal Service 828 Show data context 4,470 Show data context
Other or not stated 42 Show data context 38 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Finchley MB/UD through time | Industry Statistics | Industrial Order (1931) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 29th July 2021