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Numbers and percentages of the gainfully occupied males and females 10 years of age or over, by occupation groups, census years 1891 to 1931

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Numbers and percentages of the gainfully occupied males and females 10 years of age or over, by occupation groups, census years 1891 to 1931
  1891 1901 1911
  number % number % number %
Males            
Agriculture 723,013 51.2 707,997 45.4 917,848 38.9
Fishing, logging 42,597 3.0 43,910 2.8 77,205 3.3
Mining 15,410 1.1 37,132 2.4 62,404 2.7
Manufacturing 175,861 12.5 228,067 14.6 275,439 11.7
Construction 86,605 6.1 89,550 5.7 144,056 6.1
Transportation 60,326 4.2 81,572 5.2 143,382 6.1
Trade 78,030 5.5 87,287 5.6 193,004 8.2
Finance 3,100 0.2 5,258 0.3 18,565 0.8
Service 87,533 6.2 105,226 6.7 133,263 5.7
Professional 34,442 2.4 43,524 2.8 58,098 2.5
Personal 35,108 2.5 48,055 3.1 68,996 2.9
Clerical 21,029 1.5 43,048 2.8 78,386 3.3
Labourers3 115,546 8.2 127,967 8.2 315,261 13.4
All occupations 1,412,3862 100.0 1,560,2602 100.0 9,358,813 100.0
  1891 1901 1911
  number % number % number %
Females            
Agriculture 12,194 6.0 8,940 3.7 15,887 4.4
Fishing, logging 204 0.1 30 * 265 0.1
Mining 0 0 13 * 13 *
Manufacturing 62,111 30.6 70,616 29.6 96,785 26.4
Construction 89 * 65 * 47 *
Transportation 1,089 0.5 1,323 0.6 5,556 1.5
Trade 6,930 3.4 7,766 3.3 28,535 7.8
Finance 4 * 18 * 116 *
Service 116,259 57.2 136,251 57.1 192,708 52.8
Professional 25,092 12.4 34,841 14.6 55,255 15.2
Personal 90,373 44.5 100,807 42.2 137,005 37.6
Clerical 3,092 1.5 12,538 5.3 24,673 6.8
Labourers3 1,052 0.5 1,141 0.5 236 0.1
All occupations 203,2222 100.0 238,7482 100.0 364,821 100.0
* Less than one-twentieth of one per cent.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Year Book, 1937.