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 Wilton PLU/RegD Wilton SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 6 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 4 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 1 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 42 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 9 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 1 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 2 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 3 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 1 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 11 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 1 Show data context 14 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching - 1 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 1 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 1 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master - 1 Show data context
  Art Student 1 Show data context -
  Photographer 1 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 2 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 1 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 68 Show data context 373 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 21 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 17 Show data context 328 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman - 7 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service - 32 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 19 Show data context -
  Merchant 1 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 3 Show data context -
  Accountant 1 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 4 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 8 Show data context -
  Bank Service 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 1 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 6 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 1 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 1 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 28 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 19 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 3 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 3 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 1 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 648 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 3 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 10 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 489 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Shepherd 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 11 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 2 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gamekeeper 7 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 4 Show data context -
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 3 Show data context -
  Printer 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 4 Show data context -
  File Maker 3 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 140 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Builder 5 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 55 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 40 Show data context -
  Mason 9 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 5 Show data context -
  Plumber 6 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 13 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 5 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 14 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 3 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 4 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 7 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 89 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 3 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 1 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 7 Show data context -
  Baker 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 1 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 61 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 14 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 32 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 32 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Tailor 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 48 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 8 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 1 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 8 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 5 Show data context -
  Currier 3 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Thatcher 3 Show data context -
  Sawyer 4 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture - 2 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 81 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 6 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 3 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Platelayer 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 14 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 4 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 95 Show data context 11 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 78 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) - 1 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 4 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 1 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer - 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 34 Show data context 375 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 34 Show data context 375 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 14 Show data context 574 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 14 Show data context 574 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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