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 Surrey RegC Croydon PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 649 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 278 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 94 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Police 190 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 56 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 17 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 176 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 92 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 12 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 21 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,515 Show data context 1,379 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 85 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Roman Catholic Priest 7 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 35 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 15 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 42 Show data context
  Theological Student 4 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 15 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 186 Show data context -
  Law Student 17 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 137 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 92 Show data context -
  Dentist 29 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 10 Show data context 257 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 197 Show data context 492 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 56 Show data context 398 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 12 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 39 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 6 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 90 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 2 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 47 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 61 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 3 Show data context -
  Architect 91 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 82 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Art Student 20 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Photographer 48 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Actor 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 4 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 18 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 1,025 Show data context 12,238 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 209 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 233 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 338 Show data context 10,188 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 11 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 180 Show data context 128 Show data context
  College, Club Service 6 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 3 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Charwoman 2 Show data context 275 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 23 Show data context 1,527 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 12 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 4 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 3,281 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Merchant 255 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 386 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 74 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Accountant 139 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 265 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,648 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 11 Show data context -
  Banker 9 Show data context -
  Bank Service 297 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 4 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 185 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,110 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 27 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 20 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 18 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 450 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 52 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 406 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 631 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 13 Show data context -
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 56 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 100 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 265 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 2,417 Show data context 100 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 76 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 9 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 47 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 964 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Shepherd 21 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 6 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 11 Show data context -
  Woodman 12 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 74 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 1,196 Show data context 18 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 311 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 203 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 33 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 12 Show data context -
  Drover 9 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 24 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 13 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 353 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 57 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 7 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 20 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Printer 229 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 26 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 13 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 376 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 55 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 32 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 53 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 7 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saw Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 111 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 29 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 21 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 8 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 6 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 4 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 4,956 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Builder 278 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,425 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Bricklayer 1,158 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mason 163 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 31 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 319 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paperhanger 38 Show data context -
  Plumber 342 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 833 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 157 Show data context 32 Show data context
  French Polisher 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 27 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 5 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 87 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 22 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carver, Gilder 24 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 5 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 7 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 313 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coachmaker 132 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 105 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 3 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 2 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 210 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 15 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 43 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 108 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 39 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Drysalter 3 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 63 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 59 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 4 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 2,419 Show data context 273 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 176 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 16 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 28 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Maltster 4 Show data context -
  Brewer 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 68 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cellarman 33 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 104 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 158 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 341 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 88 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 11 Show data context -
  Baker 362 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 43 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 179 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 8 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 492 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 450 Show data context 284 Show data context
  Woolstapler 4 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 3 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Flannel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 23 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 15 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 17 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 9 Show data context -
  Net Maker 1 Show data context -
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 26 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 10 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 262 Show data context 219 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Embroiderer - 7 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 953 Show data context 1,739 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Tailor 263 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 18 Show data context 1,452 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 5 Show data context 171 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 20 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 526 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 63 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 6 Show data context 11 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 185 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 19 Show data context -
  Currier 94 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 471 Show data context 73 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 61 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 64 Show data context -
  Japanner 7 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others 16 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sawyer 59 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 21 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 13 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 15 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Others 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 11 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 72 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 3 Show data context -
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,287 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Coal Miner 4 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 3 Show data context -
  Mine Service 6 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 42 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 74 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 174 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 4 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 8 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 11 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 2 Show data context -
  Platelayer 89 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 164 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 26 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 13 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 42 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 231 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 54 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 111 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 2 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 33 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 27 Show data context -
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer - 1 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,662 Show data context 285 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 213 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 103 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 2,817 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 107 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 212 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 40 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 62 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 13 Show data context 12 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 71 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 17 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 39 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 14 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 957 Show data context 3,041 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 957 Show data context 3,041 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 926 Show data context 19,564 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 23 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 903 Show data context 19,559 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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