Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Agriculture 565 Show data context 37 Show data context
Mining and Quarrying 175 Show data context 36 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 345 Show data context 107 Show data context
Chemicals 1,492 Show data context 578 Show data context
Metals & Machines 8,914 Show data context 1,768 Show data context
Textiles 490 Show data context 625 Show data context
Skins and Leather 403 Show data context 187 Show data context
Clothing 2,243 Show data context 4,237 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 3,516 Show data context 2,148 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 1,583 Show data context 175 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 5,168 Show data context 1,683 Show data context
Building 10,440 Show data context 192 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 2,470 Show data context 1,724 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 2,870 Show data context 150 Show data context
Transport and Communication 10,428 Show data context 625 Show data context
Commerce and Finance 27,509 Show data context 12,891 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 11,857 Show data context 6,162 Show data context
Professions 5,246 Show data context 4,521 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 1,810 Show data context 907 Show data context
Personal Service 6,829 Show data context 18,869 Show data context
Other or not stated 255 Show data context 139 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 January 2023