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 Bramley PLU/RegD Wortley CP/Ch  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 82 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 29 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 4 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 3 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 1 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 87 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 5 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 2 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 11 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 5 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 4 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service 3 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 30 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 1 Show data context -
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 1 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 2 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 3 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 1 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 1 Show data context -
  Architect 2 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Art Student 2 Show data context -
  Photographer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 39 Show data context 544 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 8 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 5 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 4 Show data context 458 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 14 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Charwoman 3 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 1 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 176 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 16 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 1 Show data context -
  Accountant 2 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 1 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 31 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 109 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bank Service 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 14 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,062 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 246 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 99 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 43 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 386 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 4 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 11 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 188 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 3 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook - 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 16 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 2 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 76 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 28 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 3 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff - 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 34 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 2 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 7 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 30 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 22 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 1 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 3 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 58 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 5 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Printer 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 7 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 4 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 545 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 75 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 13 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 203 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 57 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 112 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 38 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  File Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Pin Maker - 1 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 13 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 7 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 4 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 494 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Builder 8 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 164 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 104 Show data context -
  Mason 47 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 3 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 8 Show data context -
  Plumber 37 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 32 Show data context 4 Show data context
  French Polisher - 7 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 6 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 36 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 1 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 7 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 17 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 9 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 3 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 1 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 2 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 2 Show data context -
  Drysalter - 3 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 9 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 9 Show data context 8 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 348 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 26 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 6 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper - 1 Show data context
  Maltster 31 Show data context -
  Brewer 18 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Cellarman 1 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 25 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 3 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 52 Show data context -
  Provision Curer, Dealer 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fishmonger 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 28 Show data context -
  Baker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 107 Show data context 38 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 706 Show data context 1,087 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 339 Show data context 454 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 19 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 14 Show data context 109 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Fuller 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 35 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 6 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 10 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture - 7 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 13 Show data context 269 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 70 Show data context -
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 135 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 31 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 8 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context 12 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 257 Show data context 511 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 14 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Tailor 82 Show data context 157 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 2 Show data context 228 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 1 Show data context -
  Button Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 143 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 9 Show data context -
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 43 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Comb Maker - 2 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 14 Show data context -
  Currier 18 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 66 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Sawyer 17 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 21 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 2 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker - 1 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 1 Show data context -
  Ticket, Label Writer - 1 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,879 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Coal Miner 158 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 12 Show data context -
  Mine Service 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 14 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 84 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 5 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Slate Quarrier - 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 31 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 269 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 5 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 5 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 14 Show data context -
  Platelayer 136 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 140 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 40 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 660 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 15 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 162 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 5 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 4 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 4 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 22 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 5 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 10 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 726 Show data context 104 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 14 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  General Labourer 297 Show data context -
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 154 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 153 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 4 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 74 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 4 Show data context 27 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 8 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 3 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 2 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 33 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 33 Show data context 111 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 62 Show data context 4,013 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 9 Show data context 6 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 53 Show data context 4,007 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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