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 Portsmouth PLU/PLPar/RegD Portsea AP/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 872 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 265 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 203 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Police 277 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 46 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 10 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 7,384 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 407 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 2,180 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 35 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 144 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 754 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Seaman, R.N. 2,202 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 424 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1,238 Show data context 27 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 829 Show data context 920 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 37 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 4 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 24 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 18 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 7 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 42 Show data context -
  Law Student 3 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 66 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 66 Show data context -
  Dentist 13 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 34 Show data context -
  Midwife - 13 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 11 Show data context 161 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 176 Show data context 499 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 22 Show data context 75 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 4 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 2 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 4 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 27 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 8 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 21 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 1 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 106 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Art Student 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Photographer 30 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Actor 10 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 15 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 597 Show data context 6,982 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 115 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 55 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 229 Show data context 5,267 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 120 Show data context 123 Show data context
  College, Club Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 25 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 502 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 11 Show data context 1,002 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 19 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 8 Show data context 25 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 742 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Merchant 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 45 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 40 Show data context -
  Accountant 24 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 105 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 381 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 4 Show data context -
  Banker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bank Service 61 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 6 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 61 Show data context 4 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 4,548 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 101 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 35 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 235 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 44 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 113 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 325 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 57 Show data context -
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 11 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 3 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 138 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 2,625 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Pilot 5 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 196 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Boatman on Seas 13 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 175 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 49 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 6 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 390 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 17 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 436 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 5 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 7 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 240 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 2 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 3 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 120 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 197 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 80 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 8 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 19 Show data context -
  Drover 16 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 3 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Fisherman 56 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 5 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 281 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 33 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 21 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Printer 189 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 3 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,236 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 166 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 78 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 551 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 282 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 15 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 5 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 90 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 4 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 5 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 5 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 2 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 4,038 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Builder 149 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,270 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bricklayer 910 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mason 226 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 29 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 185 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paperhanger 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 212 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 623 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 196 Show data context 29 Show data context
  French Polisher 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 47 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 6 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 80 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 8 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 19 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 2 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 4 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker - 1 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 198 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coachmaker 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 76 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 38 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 3,130 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 1,124 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 1,777 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 132 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sail Maker 74 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 101 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 88 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 8 Show data context -
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 51 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 46 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 5 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 2,497 Show data context 638 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 214 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 42 Show data context 291 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 29 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Maltster 5 Show data context -
  Brewer 136 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 174 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Cellarman 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 30 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 136 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 6 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 338 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 30 Show data context -
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 69 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 19 Show data context -
  Baker 466 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 67 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 186 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 1 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 448 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 325 Show data context 283 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture - 9 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Net Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 18 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 221 Show data context 232 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 5 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,294 Show data context 4,274 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 23 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Tailor 461 Show data context 435 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 148 Show data context 3,126 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 4 Show data context 584 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 1 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 553 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 73 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 3 Show data context 16 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 79 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 6 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 1 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 1 Show data context -
  Currier 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 29 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 357 Show data context 92 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 7 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 23 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Thatcher 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sawyer 108 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 17 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 25 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 51 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 22 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 29 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 5 Show data context 62 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 3 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,823 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Coal Miner 64 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 63 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coalheaver 32 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 5 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 197 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 7 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 13 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 59 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 34 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 24 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 38 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 3 Show data context -
  Lapidary 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 192 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 2 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 621 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 44 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 65 Show data context 4 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 92 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 33 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 53 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 2 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 4 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 2 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 11 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,304 Show data context 181 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 223 Show data context 70 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 62 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 169 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 32 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 9 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,984 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 548 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 204 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 18 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 48 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 7 Show data context 38 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 37 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 7 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 1 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 793 Show data context 5,610 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 793 Show data context 5,610 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 313 Show data context 16,933 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 292 Show data context 16,928 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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