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 Chorlton PLU/RegD Moss Side Tn/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 100 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 52 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Police 28 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 15 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 3 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 416 Show data context 266 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 8 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 17 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 4 Show data context -
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 28 Show data context -
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 79 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 15 Show data context -
  Dentist 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 1 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 44 Show data context 124 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 10 Show data context 53 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 1 Show data context -
  Author, Editor, Journalist 17 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 4 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 5 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 15 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 13 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 15 Show data context -
  Sculptor 2 Show data context -
  Architect 20 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 37 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Art Student 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Photographer 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Actor 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 2 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 46 Show data context 1,771 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 3 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 13 Show data context 1,709 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 17 Show data context 36 Show data context
  College, Club Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context -
  Cook (not domestic) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 4 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,652 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Merchant 72 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 130 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 29 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 139 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 225 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 875 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 5 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 70 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 67 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 458 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 9 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 31 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 19 Show data context -
  Tramway Companies' Service 15 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 2 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 3 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 5 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 271 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 9 Show data context 23 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 72 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 1 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 2 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 15 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 10 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 2 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 98 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 4 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 3 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Printer 55 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 4 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 113 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 4 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 17 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 2 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tool Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 16 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 1 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 1 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 406 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Builder 21 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 150 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 26 Show data context -
  Mason 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 10 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 1 Show data context -
  Plumber 44 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 47 Show data context 7 Show data context
  French Polisher 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 2 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 2 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 5 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker - 2 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 17 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 6 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 2 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 3 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 38 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 7 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 311 Show data context 141 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 59 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Maltster 2 Show data context -
  Brewer 14 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cellarman 2 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 19 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 1 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 47 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 22 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 4 Show data context -
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 7 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 27 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 100 Show data context 15 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 346 Show data context 93 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 19 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Ribbon Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 35 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 80 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  [Others] 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Net Maker - 2 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 24 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 83 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 8 Show data context
  Others 7 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 143 Show data context 448 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tailor 54 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 16 Show data context 369 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 7 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 1 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 28 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Accoutrement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Currier 10 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 72 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Sawyer 1 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 1 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 2 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 28 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 128 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 7 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Paviour 2 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 3 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 7 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 5 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 23 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 5 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 2 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 5 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 193 Show data context 92 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 28 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 27 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 4 Show data context -
  General Labourer 19 Show data context -
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 50 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 3 Show data context 32 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 1 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 168 Show data context 580 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 168 Show data context 580 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 107 Show data context 2,948 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 7 Show data context -
  [Blank field, or illegible] 100 Show data context 2,948 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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(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.)

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