1881 Census of England and Wales, Tables: Ages, Condition as to Marriage, Occupations and Birthplaces of people, Table 10 : " Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties".

List Middlesex RegC Bethnal Green PLPar/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 410 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 2 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 80 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 120 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 166 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 40 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 2 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 67 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 12 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 10 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 8 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 467 Show data context 413 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 18 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 9 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 28 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 7 Show data context -
  Law Student 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 32 Show data context -
  Dentist 5 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 25 Show data context -
  Midwife - 5 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 5 Show data context 146 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 77 Show data context 130 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 2 Show data context 16 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 17 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 5 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 5 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 2 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 27 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Architect 6 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 58 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Photographer 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Actor 9 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 6 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 9 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 703 Show data context 3,642 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 43 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 4 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 159 Show data context 2,147 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 10 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 421 Show data context 151 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 8 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 27 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Charwoman - 336 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 13 Show data context 939 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 7 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,129 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Merchant 3 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 23 Show data context -
  Accountant 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 238 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 725 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bank Service 8 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 38 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 4,372 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 5 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 10 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 417 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 232 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,432 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 25 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 3 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Steward, Cook 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 440 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 365 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 2 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 1,266 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 105 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 41 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 21 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 5 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 27 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 287 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 147 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 55 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 7 Show data context -
  Drover 13 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fisherman 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 1,264 Show data context 379 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 39 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 5 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 286 Show data context 328 Show data context
  Printer 816 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 93 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 7 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 809 Show data context 99 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 62 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 112 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 33 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 11 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  File Maker 12 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pin Maker - 1 Show data context
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 61 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 31 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 104 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 95 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 6,841 Show data context 394 Show data context
  Builder 62 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 755 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Bricklayer 541 Show data context -
  Mason 178 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 13 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 104 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 60 Show data context -
  Plumber 105 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 538 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 3,180 Show data context 146 Show data context
  French Polisher 341 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 23 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 295 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 412 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker 14 Show data context 119 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 295 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Coachmaker 68 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 101 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 108 Show data context 27 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 24 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 3 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 3 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 155 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 21 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 71 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 33 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 395 Show data context 204 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 368 Show data context 193 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 27 Show data context 11 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 2,529 Show data context 385 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 159 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 3 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 83 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brewer 150 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 98 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Cellarman 108 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 72 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 111 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 70 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 368 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 55 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 248 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 34 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Corn Miller 5 Show data context -
  Baker 337 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 123 Show data context 101 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 134 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 44 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 247 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 36 Show data context 9 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 1,218 Show data context 1,994 Show data context
  Woolstapler 8 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 24 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 494 Show data context 947 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ribbon Manufacture 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 9 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 16 Show data context
  [Others] 1 Show data context -
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 127 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 28 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Net Maker 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 48 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 51 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 17 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 38 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 2 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 119 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 27 Show data context 73 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 130 Show data context 633 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Others - 2 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 4,227 Show data context 5,129 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 96 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 5 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Tailor 365 Show data context 996 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 58 Show data context 1,464 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 35 Show data context 702 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 2 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 34 Show data context 152 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 3,309 Show data context 1,553 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 79 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 231 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 6 Show data context 16 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 677 Show data context 557 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 79 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Comb Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 70 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 4 Show data context -
  Currier 107 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 62 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 68 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 203 Show data context 242 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 13 Show data context 135 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 2,142 Show data context 1,504 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 102 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Japanner 55 Show data context 2 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Others 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 98 Show data context 124 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 228 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Sawyer 206 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 19 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 422 Show data context 450 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 211 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 95 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 82 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 19 Show data context 103 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 218 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 13 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 93 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 184 Show data context 630 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 14 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 13 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,572 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner - 1 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 45 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coalheaver 76 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 54 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 20 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Road Labourer 7 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 17 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 30 Show data context -
  Others - 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 138 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 26 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 3 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 69 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lapidary 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 11 Show data context 10 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 101 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Blacksmith 228 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 20 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 72 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 10 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 230 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 19 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 113 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 25 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 47 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 15 Show data context -
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,506 Show data context 1,352 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 522 Show data context 224 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 444 Show data context 180 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 59 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 7 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,721 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 141 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 317 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 25 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 168 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 31 Show data context 796 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 69 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 7 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 28 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 323 Show data context 1,548 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 323 Show data context 1,548 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 779 Show data context 17,682 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 48 Show data context 55 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 731 Show data context 17,627 Show data context

Notes:

The following notes to the table appeared in the original report.

1 This table is a very special case: The original Table 10 as published by Division in the 1881 census reports was limited to data for Registration Divisions, their component Registration Counties, and just those Urban Sanitary Districts with populations of over 50,000. Data presented here for counties and higher-level units are taken from the published reports, as usual, but we also include in A Vision of Britain through Time data for Registration Districts, sub-Districts and Civil Parishes which never appeared in the original reports. These were specially created for us by the History Data Service at the University of Essex and derive from the complete transcription of the individual-level Enumerators Book data coordinated by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
2 In creating these data, each occupation listed in the enumerators books has been assigned as far as possible to the relevant category used in the published reports, but some additional categories with labels in square brackets unavoidably appear. Unlike the published statistics for higher-level units, these specially-calculated data for districts and parishes include persons under 15 or over 65. For these and other reasons, no attempt has been made to ensure that county totals for the districts or parishes match the published county totals. The remaining notes are those that appeared below the original published table.
3 NOTE.--Persons returned as engaged in more than one occupation have been referred to the one that appeared to be of most importance; or if there was no difference in this respect, to the one first given by the person in his or her return. In some cases special rules have been followed: e.g. "Clergyman and Schoolmaster" in combination has always been referred to "Schoolmaster"; a Member of Parliament or Peer engaged in any branch of commerce or industry has always been referred to this latter, not to "Peer, M.P.".
4 The numbers returned under any heading include Labourers, Apprentices, and Assistants, as well as Masters, but not Clerks, Messengers, Errand boys, Porters, or Watchmen, for which occupations there are special headings. Civil, Military, and Naval Clerks, Law, Bank, Insurance, and Railway Clerks, and Government and Railway Porters, are, however, exceptions to this rule. Many young persons, being Apprentices or Assistants, have therefore been referred to occupations usually followed by adults. Women also, chiefly widows or orphans carrying on the business of their deceased husbands or fathers, will sometimes be found under occupations commonly followed by men only.
5 Persons returned as retired from any business have not been referred to that business. Inmates of workhouses have been referred to their trades, unless their age or infirmities showed that they were past work. But persons who might be supposed to be only temporarily separated from their usual employment, such as Prisoners, and Patients in General Hospitals, have been classed under their usual occupations.
6 In some cases, for convenience of space, the male designation, e.g. "Schoolmaster", alone is given, instead of "Schoolmaster, Schoolmistress".

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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.

(1) Kevin Schurer (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)

(2) Matthew Woollard (UK Data Service, University of Essex). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)