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 Middlesex RegC Strand PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 376 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 18 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 76 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 54 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Police 197 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 6 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 2 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 332 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 64 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 215 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 9 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 17 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 21 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 897 Show data context 329 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 21 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 3 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 3 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 5 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 10 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 165 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Law Student 29 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 96 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 65 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 16 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 56 Show data context -
  Midwife - 2 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 8 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 20 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 7 Show data context 35 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 59 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 6 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 9 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 9 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 45 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 3 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 6 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 27 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 44 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Art Student 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Photographer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 48 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 43 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 19 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 1,326 Show data context 4,008 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 76 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 349 Show data context 2,940 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 671 Show data context 310 Show data context
  College, Club Service 71 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 61 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 60 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Charwoman 4 Show data context 306 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 10 Show data context 310 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 7 Show data context 93 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 11 Show data context 5 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 852 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Merchant 104 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 44 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 59 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 451 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 5 Show data context -
  Banker 9 Show data context -
  Bank Service 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 3 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 11 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,336 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 4 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 155 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 5 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 5 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 26 Show data context -
  Pilot 1 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 5 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 6 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 74 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 954 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 59 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 12 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 8 Show data context -
  Woodman 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 22 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 78 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 61 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 12 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fisherman 1 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. 793 Show data context 254 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 98 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 89 Show data context 219 Show data context
  Printer 499 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 46 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 28 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 4 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 15 Show data context 10 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 200 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 21 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 2 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 2 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Pencil Maker (Wood) - 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 30 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 9 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 12 Show data context -
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler - 1 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 3 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 2 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 815 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Builder 29 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 149 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 116 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 30 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 1 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 22 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 10 Show data context -
  Plumber 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 186 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 54 Show data context 20 Show data context
  French Polisher 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 14 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 3 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 43 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker 3 Show data context 17 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 153 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coachmaker 104 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 47 Show data context 2 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 7 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 6 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 63 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 37 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 13 Show data context 18 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 59 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 59 Show data context 14 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,013 Show data context 282 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 203 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 29 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 80 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 38 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cellarman 32 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 39 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 22 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 94 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 56 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 99 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 44 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 139 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 1 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 57 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 201 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 16 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Net Maker - 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 131 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 14 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 689 Show data context 929 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 18 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tailor 344 Show data context 239 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 15 Show data context 437 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 3 Show data context 153 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 32 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context -
  Button Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 202 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 47 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 5 Show data context 11 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 95 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 14 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 5 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 4 Show data context -
  Currier 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 39 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 182 Show data context 92 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Japanner 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 15 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sawyer 6 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 1 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 50 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 7 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 434 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 4 Show data context -
  Mine Service 5 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 21 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 8 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Paviour 3 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 1 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 2 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 7 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 64 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 4 Show data context -
  Lapidary 2 Show data context -
  Others 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 19 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 44 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 9 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 23 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 7 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 54 Show data context -
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 6 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 4 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 10 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 954 Show data context 268 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 137 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 37 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 95 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 31 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 3 Show data context -
  General Labourer 488 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 82 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 38 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 5 Show data context 46 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 40 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 2 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 22 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 15 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 358 Show data context 789 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 358 Show data context 789 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 266 Show data context 3,831 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 11 Show data context 18 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 255 Show data context 3,813 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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