1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages (Sample Report Title: Population Tables. Ages, Civil Condition, Occupations and Birth-places of the People: with the Ages and Occupations of the Blind, of the Deaf-and-dumb, and of the inmates of certain public institutions Part II), Table 18 : " Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts".

List England Dep Cheshire RegC
OCCUPATIONS [Males]
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Total of Females 135,063 Show data context
1. Persons engaged in the General or Local Government of the Country 68 Show data context
(1) Officers of National Government 37 Show data context
      Post Office 37 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(2) Officers of Local Government 31 Show data context
      Prison Officer 9 Show data context
      Union and Parish Officer 21 Show data context
      Others 1 Show data context
3. Persons engaged in the Learned Professions or engaged in Literature, Art, and Science (with their immediate Subordinates) 1,645 Show data context
(1) Clergymen, Ministers, and Church Officers 25 Show data context
      (a) Religious Teachers 18 Show data context
      (b) Pew Opener 2 Show data context
      Other Church Officers 5 Show data context
(2) Lawyers, Law Court Officers, and Law Stationers 0 Show data context
      Law Stationer, &c. 0 Show data context
(3) Physicians, Surgeons, and Druggists 61 Show data context
      Druggist 14 Show data context
      Midwife 43 Show data context
      Other Dealers in Drugs 4 Show data context
(4) Authors and Literary Persons 0 Show data context
      In Literature 0 Show data context
(5) Artists 10 Show data context
      Artist, Painter 9 Show data context
      Engaged in Fine Arts 0 Show data context
      Others 1 Show data context
(6) Musicians, Teachers of Music 61 Show data context
      (6} Musician 14 Show data context
      Music-mistress 47 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(7) Actors, Actresses 8 Show data context
      Actress 6 Show data context
      In Theatres, Exhibitions 2 Show data context
(8) Teachers 1,480 Show data context
      Schoolmistress 828 Show data context
      Teacher of Languages 16 Show data context
      General Teacher 243 Show data context
      Governess 388 Show data context
      Other Teachers 5 Show data context
(9) Scientific Persons 0 Show data context
      Scientific Person 0 Show data context
4. Persons engaged in the Domestic Officers or Duties of Wives, Mothers, Mistresses of Families, Children, Relatives (not otherwise returned) 68,682 Show data context
(1) Wives 57,184 Show data context
      Wives (not oth. des.) 57,184 Show data context
(2) Widows 6,144 Show data context
      Widows (not oth. des.) 6,144 Show data context
(3) Children and Relatives at home (not otherwise described) 5,322 Show data context
      Children and Relatives 5,322 Show data context
(4) Scholars (so described) 32 Show data context
      Scholars (so described) 32 Show data context
5. Persons engaged in entertaining, and performing Personal Offices for Man 17,957 Show data context
(1) In Board and Lodging 1,819 Show data context
      Innkeeper, Hotelkeeper 130 Show data context
      Innkeeper?s "Wife" 302 Show data context
      Publican 153 Show data context
      Beerseller 67 Show data context
      Publican?s "Wife" 751 Show data context
      Lodging-house Keeper 344 Show data context
      Lodg.-ho. Kpr.'s "Wife" 41 Show data context
      Coffee-house Keeper 13 Show data context
      Officer of Institution 8 Show data context
      Others 10 Show data context
(2) Attendance (Domestic Servants, &c.) 16,138 Show data context
      Domst. Serv. (General) 8,549 Show data context
      Housekeeper 1,790 Show data context
      Cook 1,488 Show data context
      Housemaid 1,519 Show data context
      Nurse 717 Show data context
      Laundrymaid 102 Show data context
      Inn Servant 252 Show data context
      Hospital Nurse, &c. 27 Show data context
      Nurse (not Domst. Servt.) 286 Show data context
      Charwoman 1,366 Show data context
      Others 42 Show data context
6. Persons who buy or sell, keep, or lend Money, Houses or Goods of various Kinds 703 Show data context
(1) Mercantile Men [Women] 59 Show data context
      In Mercantile Pursuits 59 Show data context
(2) Other General Dealers 644 Show data context
      Pawnbroker 41 Show data context
      Gen. Dlr., Costermonger 33 Show data context
      Shopkeeper 238 Show data context
      Shopkeeper?s "Wife" 73 Show data context
      Hawker and Pedlar 239 Show data context
      Other General Dealers 20 Show data context
7. Persons engaged in the Conveyance of Men, Animals, Goods, and Messages 97 Show data context
(1) Carriers on Railways 5 Show data context
      Railway Attendants 5 Show data context
(2) Carriers on Roads 63 Show data context
      Toll Collector 48 Show data context
      Coach, Omn. Cab, Ownr. 0 Show data context
      Carrier, Carter 11 Show data context
      Others 4 Show data context
(3) Carriers on Canals and Rivers 4 Show data context
      On Canals and Rivers 0 Show data context
      Boat, Barge,--Woman 3 Show data context
      Others 1 Show data context
(4) Carriers on Seas and Rivers 12 Show data context
      In Sea Navigation 0 Show data context
      Shipowner 8 Show data context
      Others 4 Show data context
(5) Engaged in Storage 7 Show data context
      Warehouse Woman 7 Show data context
      Others in Storage 0 Show data context
(6) Messengers and Porters 6 Show data context
      Mess., Port., Errand Girl 6 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
8. Persons possessing or working the Land, and engaged in growing Grain, Fruits, Grasses, Animals, and other Products 9,162 Show data context
(1) In Fields and Pastures (Agriculturists) 9,111 Show data context
      Land Proprietor 353 Show data context
      Farmer, Grazier 929 Show data context
      Farmer?s "Wife" 4,751 Show data context
      Farmer?s "Dau.," "Grd.-dau.," "Str.," "Niece" 1,785 Show data context
      Agricultural Labourer. 262 Show data context
      Farm Servant (in-door) 1,030 Show data context
      Others in Agriculture 1 Show data context
(2) In Woods (Arboriculturists) 0 Show data context
      Others in Arboriculture 0 Show data context
(3) In Gardens (Horticulturists) 51 Show data context
      Gardener 51 Show data context
      Others in Horticulture 0 Show data context
9. Persons engaged about Animals 1 Show data context
(1) Persons engaged about Animals 1 Show data context
      Fisherwoman 0 Show data context
      Others 1 Show data context
10. Persons engaged in Art and Mechanic Productions, in which Matters of various kinds are employed in combination 769 Show data context
(1) In Books 24 Show data context
      Bookseller, Publisher 11 Show data context
      Bookbinder 3 Show data context
      Printer 2 Show data context
      Others in Publications 8 Show data context
(2) In Musical Instrument 1 Show data context
      In Musical Instruments 1 Show data context
(3) In Prints and Pictures 0 Show data context
      In Maps, Pictures 0 Show data context
(4) In Carving and Figures 1 Show data context
      In Carving and Figures 0 Show data context
      Artificial Flower-maker 0 Show data context
      Others 1 Show data context
(5) in Tackle for Sport and Games 21 Show data context
      Toy Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context
      Bow, Bat, Tackle,--Mak. 2 Show data context
(6) In Designs, Medals, and Dies 0 Show data context
      Pattern Designer 0 Show data context
      Eng. about Medals, &c. 0 Show data context
(7) In Watches and Philosophical Instruments 3 Show data context
      Watchmkr., Clockmkr. 3 Show data context
      Mkr., Dlr., in Phil. Insts. 0 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(8) In Surgical Instruments 0 Show data context
      Surgical Instrumt. Mak. 0 Show data context
(9) In Arms 0 Show data context
      In manuf. of Arms 0 Show data context
(10) In Machines 70 Show data context
      Needle Manufacture 0 Show data context
      Scissors-maker 0 Show data context
      Steel Pen Maker 0 Show data context
      File-maker 0 Show data context
      Cutler 0 Show data context
      Others 70 Show data context
(11) In Carriages 1 Show data context
      Carriage-maker 1 Show data context
      Coachmaker 0 Show data context
(12) In Harness 18 Show data context
      Saddler, Harness-maker 18 Show data context
      Whip-maker 0 Show data context
(13) In Ships 0 Show data context
      Ship, Boat,--Builder 0 Show data context
(14) In Houses and Buildings 523 Show data context
      House Proprietor 512 Show data context
      Painter, Plumber, Glazr. 9 Show data context
      Others 2 Show data context
(15) In Furniture 94 Show data context
      Cabinet-maker, Uphol. 69 Show data context
      Chair-maker 3 Show data context
      Furniture Broker 16 Show data context
      Others 6 Show data context
(16) In Implements 4 Show data context
      Implement Maker 4 Show data context
(17) In Chemicals 9 Show data context
      Dyer, Calenderer 4 Show data context
      Others 5 Show data context
11. Persons working and Dealing in the Textile Fabrics and in Dress 30,292 Show data context
(1) In Wool and Worsted 177 Show data context
      Knitter 15 Show data context
      Woollen Cloth manuf. 154 Show data context
      Clothier 0 Show data context
      Worsted manufacture 3 Show data context
      Stuff manufacture 0 Show data context
      Berlin Wool,--Dlr., Wkr. 4 Show data context
      Flannel manufacture 0 Show data context
      Carpet, Rug,--manuf. 0 Show data context
      Others 1 Show data context
(2) In Silk 7,557 Show data context
      Silk manufacture 7,533 Show data context
      Ribbon manufacture 19 Show data context
      Fancy Goods (Silk) 0 Show data context
      Others 5 Show data context
(3) In Cotton and Flax 11,226 Show data context
      Flax, Linen,--manuf. 7 Show data context
      Thread manufacture 3 Show data context
      Tape manuf., Dealer 0 Show data context
      Lace manufacture 16 Show data context
      Cotton manufacture 11,094 Show data context
      Fustian manufacture 27 Show data context
      Muslin manufacture 0 Show data context
      Muslin Embroiderer 0 Show data context
      Calico, Cotton,--Printer 58 Show data context
      Calico, Cotton,--Dyer 3 Show data context
      Others 18 Show data context
(4) In Mixed Materials (1, 2, 3.) 202 Show data context
      Weaver (undefined) 40 Show data context
      Draper, Mercer 136 Show data context
      Trimming-maker 5 Show data context
      Embroiderer 2 Show data context
      Others 19 Show data context
(5) In Dress 11,113 Show data context
      Hatter, Hat manuf. 176 Show data context
      Straw Plait manuf. 2 Show data context
      Straw Hat, Bonnet, Mak. 58 Show data context
      Bonnet-maker 115 Show data context
      Cap-maker 29 Show data context
      Shawl manufacture 1 Show data context
      Furrier 2 Show data context
      Tailor 94 Show data context
      Clothes Dealer, Outfitter 10 Show data context
      Button-maker 14 Show data context
      Milliner, Dressmaker 4,194 Show data context
      Shirtmaker, Seamstress 737 Show data context
      Stay-maker 132 Show data context
      Fancy Worker 3 Show data context
      Hose, Stocking,--manuf. 6 Show data context
      Hosier, Haberdasher 28 Show data context
      Glover, Leather, &c. 8 Show data context
      Glove Knitter 1 Show data context
      Shoemaker, Bootmaker 979 Show data context
      Shoemaker's "Wife" 1,610 Show data context
      Umbrella, Stick,--Mak. 8 Show data context
      Laundress 2,892 Show data context
      Others 14 Show data context
(6) In Hemp and other Fibrous Materials 17 Show data context
      Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context
      Hemp manufacture 1 Show data context
      Rope, Cord,--Maker 11 Show data context
      Net-maker 0 Show data context
      Canvas Maker, Dealer 0 Show data context
      Sailcloth manufacture 1 Show data context
      Other Workers in Hemp 3 Show data context
12. Persons working and dealing in Food and Drinks 1,810 Show data context
(1) In Animal Food 1,067 Show data context
      Cowkeeper, Milkseller 67 Show data context
      Cheesemonger 6 Show data context
      Butcher 47 Show data context
      Butcher?s "Wife" 621 Show data context
      Provision Curer, Dealer 278 Show data context
      Poulterer, Game Dealer 14 Show data context
      Fishmonger 34 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(2) In Vegetable Food 364 Show data context
      Miller 4 Show data context
      Flour Dealer, Agent 8 Show data context
      Baker 75 Show data context
      Confectioner 191 Show data context
      Greengrocer, Fruiterer 66 Show data context
      Fruit, Flower,--Vendor 12 Show data context
      Others 8 Show data context
(3) In Drinks and Stimulants 379 Show data context
      Brewer, &c. 1 Show data context
      Wine Merchant 13 Show data context
      Grocer, Tea Dealer 339 Show data context
      Tobo ,Cig.,Snuff, manuf. 4 Show data context
      Tobacconist 15 Show data context
      Others 7 Show data context
13. Persons working and dealing in Animal Substances 20 Show data context
(1) In Grease, Gut, Bones, Horn, Ivory, and Whalebone 2 Show data context
      Tallow-chandler 0 Show data context
      Comb-maker 0 Show data context
      Others 2 Show data context
(2) In Skins, Feathers, and Quills 12 Show data context
      Currier 5 Show data context
      Others 7 Show data context
(3) In Hair 6 Show data context
      Hair, Bristle,--manuf. 2 Show data context
      Brush, Broom,--Maker 4 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
14. Persons working and dealing in Vegetable Substances 61 Show data context
(1) In Gums and Resins 5 Show data context
      French-polisher 4 Show data context
      Japanner 0 Show data context
      In Gums and Resins 1 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(2) In Wood 7 Show data context
      Wood Dealer 0 Show data context
      Box-maker 1 Show data context
      Others 6 Show data context
(3) In Bark 0 Show data context
      Workers, Dlrs., in Bark 0 Show data context
(4) In Cane, Rush, and Straw 10 Show data context
      Basket-maker 7 Show data context
      Others 3 Show data context
(5) In Paper 39 Show data context
      Rag Gatherer, Dealer 6 Show data context
      Paper manufacture 12 Show data context
      Stationer (not Law) 19 Show data context
      Envelope-maker 0 Show data context
      Paper-box Maker 2 Show data context
      Paper-stainer 0 Show data context
      Other Workers in Paper 0 Show data context
15. Persons working and dealing in Minerals 162 Show data context
(1) In Mining 1 Show data context
      In Minerals 1 Show data context
(2) In Coal 31 Show data context
      Coal Merchant, Dealer 22 Show data context
      Coal Labourer 7 Show data context
      Others 2 Show data context
(3) In Stone, Clay 7 Show data context
      Brick Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context
      Others 2 Show data context
(4) In Earthenware 66 Show data context
      Earthenware manuf. 35 Show data context
      Tobacco-pipe Maker 5 Show data context
      Earthenw., Glass, Dealer 26 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(5) In Glass 1 Show data context
      Glass manufacture 0 Show data context
      Others 1 Show data context
(6) In Salt 8 Show data context
      Salt Makers and Dealers 8 Show data context
(7) In Water 0 Show data context
      Water Provider 0 Show data context
(8) In Gold, Silver, and Precious Stones 2 Show data context
      In Gold, Silver, &c. 0 Show data context
      Goldsmith, Jeweller 2 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(9) In Copper 0 Show data context
      Workers, Dlrs., in Copper 0 Show data context
(10) In Tin and Quicksilver 0 Show data context
      Tin manufacture 0 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
(11) In Zinc 0 Show data context
      In Zinc 0 Show data context
(12) In Lead and Antimony 16 Show data context
      In Lead 16 Show data context
(13) In Brass and other mixed Metals 2 Show data context
      Pin manufacture 0 Show data context
      Lacquerer 0 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
      In Brass 2 Show data context
(14) In Iron and Steel 28 Show data context
      Iron manufacture 1 Show data context
      Blacksmith 8 Show data context
      Nail manufacture 3 Show data context
      Anchor, Chain, Smith 0 Show data context
      Ironmonger 12 Show data context
      Screw Cutter, Maker 0 Show data context
      In Iron and Steel 4 Show data context
      Others 0 Show data context
16. Labourers and others - Branch of Labour undefined 111 Show data context
(1) General Labourers 46 Show data context
      Labourer 46 Show data context
(2) Other Persons of indefinite Occupations 65 Show data context
      Shopwoman, Assistant 57 Show data context
      Others of indef. occupn. 8 Show data context
17. Persons of Rank or Property, not returned under any Office or Occupation 1,405 Show data context
(1) Persons of Rank or property, not returned under any Office or Occupation 1,405 Show data context
      Gentlewoman 401 Show data context
      Annuitant 1,004 Show data context
18. Persons supported by the Community and of no specified Occupation 495 Show data context
(1) On Income from voluntary Sources and Rates 478 Show data context
      Dependent on relatives 14 Show data context
      Almsperson, no. stat. occ. 70 Show data context
      Pauper, no stated occ. 310 Show data context
      Lunatic, no stated occ. 77 Show data context
      Others 7 Show data context
(2) Prisoners and others of Criminal Class 12 Show data context
      Prisoner, no stated occ. 10 Show data context
      Others of Criminal Class 2 Show data context
(3) Vagrants and Gipsies 5 Show data context
      Vagrant, Beggar 2 Show data context
      Gipsy 3 Show data context
19. Persons of no stated Rank, Profession, or Occupation 1,623 Show data context
      Visitor, no stated occ. 562 Show data context
      Others of no stated occupation or condition. 1,061 Show data context

Comments:

1 Note that the original table is organised into the Orders and sub-Orders listed here, but provides counts only for the individual occupations.

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This website does not try to provide an exact replica of the original printed census tables, which often had thousands of rows and far more columns than will fit on our web pages. Instead, we let you drill down from national totals to the most detailed data available. The column headings are those that appeared in the original printed report. The numbers presented here, which are the same ones we use to create statistical maps and graphs, come from the census table and have usually been carefully checked.

The system can only hold statistics for units listed in our administrative gazetteer, so some rows from the original table may be missing. Sometimes big low-level units, like urban parishes, were divided between more than one higher-level units, like Registration sub-Districts. This is why some pages will give a higher figure for a lower-level unit: it covers the whole of the lower-level unit, not just the part within the current higher-level unit.


Acknowledgments:

We are grateful to the following contributors. If you make use of the data in your own work, please follow any instructions given here on acknowledgment and re-use.

David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.