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 Manchester PLPar/PLU/RegD Manchester CP/AP
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 494 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 25 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 65 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Police 302 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 91 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 60 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 17 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 38 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 3 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 769 Show data context 533 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 17 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 21 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 8 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Theological Student 2 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 40 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 15 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 24 Show data context -
  Midwife - 24 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 22 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 102 Show data context 275 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 5 Show data context 7 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 7 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 7 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 3 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 4 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 6 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 3 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 5 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 21 Show data context -
  Sculptor 5 Show data context -
  Architect 9 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 202 Show data context 92 Show data context
  Art Student 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Photographer 17 Show data context -
  Actor 29 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 9 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 23 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 763 Show data context 7,917 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 22 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 21 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 107 Show data context 5,689 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 504 Show data context 469 Show data context
  College, Club Service 24 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 22 Show data context 115 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 17 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 999 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 12 Show data context 493 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 13 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 10 Show data context 18 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,855 Show data context 154 Show data context
  Merchant 48 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 218 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 25 Show data context -
  Accountant 12 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 100 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 381 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 959 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 11 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 98 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 5,546 Show data context 156 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 55 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 40 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 836 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 15 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 117 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,709 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 6 Show data context -
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 1 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 18 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 149 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 45 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 5 Show data context -
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 1,042 Show data context 117 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 1,413 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 25 Show data context 4 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 106 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 8 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 75 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Woodman 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 5 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 17 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 221 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 150 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 33 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 9 Show data context -
  Drover 6 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper - 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Vermin Destroyer 2 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 679 Show data context 177 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 32 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 67 Show data context 107 Show data context
  Printer 448 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 23 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 105 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 2,050 Show data context 105 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 287 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Millwright 47 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 705 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 199 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 362 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 15 Show data context -
  File Maker 76 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Saw Maker 18 Show data context -
  Pin Maker - 2 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 96 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 6 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 8 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 38 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 4,663 Show data context 298 Show data context
  Builder 123 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,045 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Bricklayer 583 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 360 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 169 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 174 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 302 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 772 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 580 Show data context 97 Show data context
  French Polisher 128 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 48 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 14 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 37 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 32 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 21 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Wood Carver 52 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 146 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 7 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 4 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 9 Show data context 63 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 465 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Coachmaker 193 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 98 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 101 Show data context 7 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 14 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 6 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 5 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 234 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 53 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 3 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 87 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 58 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 14 Show data context 14 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 172 Show data context 252 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 90 Show data context 205 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 82 Show data context 47 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 3,051 Show data context 1,041 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 296 Show data context 90 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 43 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 51 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 60 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 277 Show data context 107 Show data context
  Cellarman 49 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 73 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 4 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 391 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 251 Show data context 198 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 48 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Fishmonger 163 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 57 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Baker 421 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 148 Show data context 137 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 269 Show data context 116 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 320 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 48 Show data context 5 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 4,537 Show data context 9,485 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 17 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 12 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Blanket Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 120 Show data context 564 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 27 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 1,909 Show data context 6,373 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1,011 Show data context 134 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 56 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 10 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 10 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 216 Show data context 270 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 27 Show data context
  [Others] 2 Show data context -
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 12 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 61 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 8 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Net Maker 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 32 Show data context 301 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 561 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 127 Show data context 804 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 20 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 35 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 193 Show data context 179 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 17 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 267 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Others 8 Show data context 129 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 3,127 Show data context 4,799 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 136 Show data context 275 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 7 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Tailor 1,226 Show data context 1,060 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 36 Show data context 1,685 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 24 Show data context 1,066 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 15 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 32 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 1,126 Show data context 177 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 159 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 135 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 205 Show data context 435 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 24 Show data context 24 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 455 Show data context 213 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 12 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 13 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 18 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 47 Show data context -
  Currier 54 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 44 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 13 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 212 Show data context 87 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 5 Show data context 54 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 1,104 Show data context 672 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 49 Show data context -
  Japanner 12 Show data context 10 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 43 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 97 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 74 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 54 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Sawyer 156 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 22 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 157 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 155 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 33 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 40 Show data context 238 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 1 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 37 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 62 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 6 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 35 Show data context 241 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 12 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others 19 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 5,889 Show data context 219 Show data context
  Coal Miner 84 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 2 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 112 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Coalheaver 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 291 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Well Sinker, Borer 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 289 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paviour 111 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 69 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 29 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 208 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 34 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 544 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 56 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 9 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 56 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lapidary - 1 Show data context
  Others - 14 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 2,268 Show data context 18 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 16 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 549 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 44 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nail Manufacture 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 61 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 50 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 32 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 262 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 30 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 163 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer - 3 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 8 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 158 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 151 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 5 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 6,001 Show data context 2,277 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 189 Show data context 358 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 96 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 731 Show data context 695 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 42 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 8 Show data context -
  General Labourer 3,420 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 307 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 687 Show data context 116 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 457 Show data context 488 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 45 Show data context 560 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 212 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 11 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 34 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 147 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 20 Show data context 24 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 344 Show data context 2,932 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 344 Show data context 2,932 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 237 Show data context 14,892 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 83 Show data context 66 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 154 Show data context 14,826 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.)