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 Poplar PLPar/PLU/RegD Bromley AP/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 376 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 135 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 72 Show data context -
  Police 141 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 25 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 3 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 7 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 8 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 19 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 306 Show data context 367 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 10 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 11 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 12 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 3 Show data context
  Theological Student 15 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 8 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 19 Show data context -
  Dentist 1 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 14 Show data context -
  Midwife - 8 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 5 Show data context 146 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 81 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 1 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 6 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 12 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 9 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 4 Show data context -
  Engraver (artist) 4 Show data context -
  Architect 4 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 23 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Art Student 2 Show data context -
  Photographer 6 Show data context -
  Actor 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 2 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 212 Show data context 1,828 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 17 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 30 Show data context 1,268 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 13 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 123 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Charwoman - 140 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 3 Show data context 344 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 12 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 2 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 829 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Merchant 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 12 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 81 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 642 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 10 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 3,612 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 87 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 44 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 13 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 351 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 2 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 8 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 108 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 438 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 26 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 10 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 412 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 685 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Pilot 7 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 74 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 969 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 75 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 293 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 9 Show data context 6 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 65 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 3 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 1 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 6 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 29 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Woodman 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 97 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 2 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 155 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 12 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 20 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Printer 108 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 8 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,040 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 260 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 21 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 356 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 312 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 4 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 10 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 6 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 8 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 3 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,005 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Builder 53 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 624 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bricklayer 391 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 83 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 20 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 77 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 22 Show data context -
  Plumber 124 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 429 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 57 Show data context 7 Show data context
  French Polisher 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 2 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 47 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 8 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 17 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 98 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coachmaker 29 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 8 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 28 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 907 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 369 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 386 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 16 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 84 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 52 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 182 Show data context 175 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 13 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 30 Show data context 141 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 24 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 107 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 51 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 34 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,067 Show data context 173 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 56 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 2 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 18 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Maltster 20 Show data context -
  Brewer 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 49 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cellarman 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 23 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 151 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 52 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 42 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 39 Show data context -
  Baker 167 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 29 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 80 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 27 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 156 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others Dealing in Food - 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 156 Show data context 133 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture - 6 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 42 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 4 Show data context -
  Net Maker - 1 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 2 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) - 3 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 59 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 404 Show data context 1,527 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Tailor 108 Show data context 331 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 6 Show data context 756 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 7 Show data context 343 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 9 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 194 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 5 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 187 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 12 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 8 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 14 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Currier 8 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 95 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 9 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 637 Show data context 170 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 49 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 52 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Japanner 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 17 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 23 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sawyer 110 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 3 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 29 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 190 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 11 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 2 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,441 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2 Show data context -
  Tin Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 39 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 268 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 24 Show data context -
  Paviour 16 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 4 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 8 Show data context -
  Platelayer 32 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 95 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 4 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 2 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 377 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Blacksmith 278 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 3 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 16 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 44 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 43 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 19 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 3 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 8 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 6 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,245 Show data context 472 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 97 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 33 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 39 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 6 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,606 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 281 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 62 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 66 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 14 Show data context 328 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 4 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 10 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 11 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 180 Show data context 1,060 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 180 Show data context 1,060 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 324 Show data context 11,070 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 307 Show data context 11,067 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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