Industrial Order (1931) by Sex

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Data for 1931 Sex
1931 Industrial Orders Male Female
Fishing 55,719 Show data context 1,663 Show data context
Agriculture 1,065,726 Show data context 72,296 Show data context
Mining & Quarrying 1,119,045 Show data context 11,366 Show data context
Bricks, Pottery, Glass 147,768 Show data context 51,664 Show data context
Chemicals 159,770 Show data context 53,942 Show data context
Metals & Machines 1,767,101 Show data context 275,019 Show data context
Textiles 460,241 Show data context 656,138 Show data context
Skins & Leather 54,853 Show data context 25,331 Show data context
Clothing 308,727 Show data context 515,626 Show data context
Food, Drink, Tobacco 405,795 Show data context 245,728 Show data context
Wood Working & Furniture 250,760 Show data context 32,861 Show data context
Paper Making, Stationery, Printing 301,636 Show data context 161,645 Show data context
Building 934,770 Show data context 13,765 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 135,783 Show data context 73,631 Show data context
Gas, Water, Electricity 219,699 Show data context 7,504 Show data context
Transport & Communication 1,259,877 Show data context 47,954 Show data context
Commerce & Finance 2,163,757 Show data context 968,799 Show data context
Public Administration, Defence 1,125,747 Show data context 404,596 Show data context
Professions 332,765 Show data context 312,618 Show data context
Entertainments & Sport 112,851 Show data context 53,315 Show data context
Personal Service 682,468 Show data context 1,786,202 Show data context
Other or not stated 52,759 Show data context 18,665 Show data context
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1931 Great Britain Historical GIS Project

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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: 15th July 2024