Census data on professions, war service and the universities 1911-1933

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Forsyth, Hannah. (2019). Census data on professions, war service and the universities 1911-1933. In In Darian-Smith, Kate and Waghorne, James (Ed.). The First World War, the universities and the professions in Australia 1914-1939 pp. 10-25 Melbourne University Press.
AuthorsForsyth, Hannah
EditorsDarian-Smith, Kate and Waghorne, James
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[Extract] Over the course of the twentieth century, professional occupations grew from less than 3 per cent of the labour force in 1901, to more than 50 per cent of employment in Australia by the end of the century.1 Statistics drawn from occupation data recorded in Australian census reports help to identify some of the drivers of this growth. This chapter describes some of these statistics between 1911 and 1933—slightly longer in some cases—to consider the overall trends for professional occupations in the Australian labour force around the time of World War I. War service figures, drawn from the 1933 census report, points to connections between professional occupations and the impact of war. My discussion then considers the dates of the relationship of professions to Australian universities and the role of universities in the professionalisation of the economy between 1910 and 1940. Historians have argued that census data is an example of

Page range10-25
Year2019
Book titleThe First World War, the universities and the professions in Australia 1914-1939
PublisherMelbourne University Press
Place of publicationCarlton, VIC
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