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 Bethnal Green PLPar/RegD Green SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 205 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 2 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 49 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 79 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 27 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 11 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 4 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 4 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 273 Show data context 242 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 10 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 9 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 3 Show data context -
  Law Student 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 25 Show data context -
  Dentist 1 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 19 Show data context -
  Midwife - 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 4 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 52 Show data context 83 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 10 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 2 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 2 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 2 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Architect 1 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 24 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Photographer 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Actor 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 1 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 5 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 8 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 297 Show data context 1,504 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 3 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 65 Show data context 978 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 9 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 192 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 9 Show data context -
  Charwoman - 93 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 6 Show data context 338 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 3 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 704 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Merchant 1 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 16 Show data context -
  Accountant 10 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 20 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 116 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 485 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 6 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 25 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,602 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 2 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 3 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 143 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 13 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 123 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 465 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 14 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 38 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 163 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 186 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 2 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 409 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 54 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 2 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 23 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Woodman 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 18 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 116 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 19 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 3 Show data context -
  Drover 4 Show data context -
  Fisherman 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 500 Show data context 126 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 4 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 96 Show data context 96 Show data context
  Printer 330 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 37 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 1 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 324 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 2 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 37 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 16 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 9 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tool Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  File Maker 4 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 8 Show data context -
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 21 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 11 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 15 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 26 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,972 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Builder 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 313 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 188 Show data context -
  Mason 44 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 7 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 57 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 22 Show data context -
  Plumber 38 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 238 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 734 Show data context 33 Show data context
  French Polisher 68 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 6 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 29 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Carver 60 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 84 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 3 Show data context 27 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 129 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Coachmaker 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 50 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 33 Show data context 10 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 24 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 18 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 2 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 81 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 17 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 34 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 16 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Drysalter 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 177 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 158 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 19 Show data context 7 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,070 Show data context 197 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 69 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 4 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 37 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Maltster 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 44 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 37 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Cellarman 54 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 27 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 48 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 165 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 102 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 153 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 51 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 58 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 13 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 116 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 508 Show data context 598 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 214 Show data context 264 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 11 Show data context -
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  [Others] 1 Show data context -
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 61 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 12 Show data context -
  Net Maker 1 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) 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 27 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 54 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 56 Show data context 200 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 12 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,605 Show data context 1,856 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 37 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tailor 154 Show data context 444 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 25 Show data context 624 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 18 Show data context 194 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 23 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 1,210 Show data context 462 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker - 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 35 Show data context -
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 95 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker - 3 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 3 Show data context 6 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 274 Show data context 200 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 9 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 5 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 23 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Currier 41 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 34 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 102 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 3 Show data context 31 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 689 Show data context 388 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 50 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Japanner 17 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 14 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 63 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Sawyer 56 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 11 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 88 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 96 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 44 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 21 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 3 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 86 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 47 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 41 Show data context 218 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 509 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner - 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coalheaver 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 17 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Road Labourer 4 Show data context -
  Platelayer 9 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 7 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 31 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 2 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 24 Show data context -
  Gold, Silver, Beater 5 Show data context -
  Lapidary 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 46 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Blacksmith 56 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 10 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 21 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 85 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 29 Show data context -
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 1 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 6 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 3 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 1,299 Show data context 623 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 142 Show data context 91 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 45 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 64 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 28 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 6 Show data context -
  General Labourer 763 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 58 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 117 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 51 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 9 Show data context 426 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 18 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 3 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 7 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 5 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 148 Show data context 623 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 148 Show data context 623 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 327 Show data context 7,020 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 25 Show data context 12 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 302 Show data context 7,008 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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