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 West Riding RegC Wakefield PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 395 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 105 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Police 122 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 17 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 30 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 8 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 4 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 9 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 3 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 556 Show data context 452 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 36 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 5 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 5 Show data context -
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 62 Show data context
  Theological Student 5 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 49 Show data context -
  Law Student 5 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 85 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 30 Show data context -
  Dentist 7 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 12 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service 5 Show data context 112 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 117 Show data context 211 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 8 Show data context 33 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 9 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 4 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 2 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mining Engineer 24 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 17 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Architect 20 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 34 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Art Student 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Photographer 11 Show data context -
  Actor 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 5 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 360 Show data context 3,054 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 109 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 63 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 71 Show data context 2,651 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) - 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 54 Show data context 49 Show data context
  College, Club Service 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 207 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 2 Show data context 93 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 54 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service - 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 576 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 46 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 26 Show data context -
  Accountant 13 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 78 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 342 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 4 Show data context -
  Banker 2 Show data context -
  Bank Service 17 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,887 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 242 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Guard 152 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 71 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 664 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 2 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 52 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 310 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 17 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 134 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 8 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 6 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 94 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 1,605 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 336 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 126 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 18 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 812 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Shepherd 7 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 6 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 3 Show data context -
  Woodman 18 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 4 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 273 Show data context 10 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 158 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 90 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 2 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 38 Show data context -
  Drover 7 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fisherman 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 197 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 4 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 20 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Printer 122 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 8 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 581 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 139 Show data context -
  Millwright 31 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 206 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 52 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 48 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 4 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  File Maker 4 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker - 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 29 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 20 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,924 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Builder 66 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 601 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Bricklayer 425 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mason 332 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 17 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 75 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 10 Show data context -
  Plumber 109 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 158 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 77 Show data context 13 Show data context
  French Polisher 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 2 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 7 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 2 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 16 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 206 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coachmaker 55 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 28 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 64 Show data context -
  Others 21 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 38 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 40 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 17 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 18 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 4 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 94 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,591 Show data context 179 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 185 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 6 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Maltster 237 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Brewer 100 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 31 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cellarman 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 17 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 34 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 6 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 273 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 33 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 51 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 73 Show data context -
  Baker 41 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 32 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 79 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 332 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 16 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 1,902 Show data context 2,455 Show data context
  Woolstapler 10 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 618 Show data context 747 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 50 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 378 Show data context 834 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Blanket Manufacture 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Fuller 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 25 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 5 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 42 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 4 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 14 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 139 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 37 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 46 Show data context 576 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 169 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 185 Show data context 115 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 16 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 86 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 666 Show data context 971 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Tailor 298 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 2 Show data context 830 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 67 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 278 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 28 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 2 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 173 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 12 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 121 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 5 Show data context -
  Currier 16 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 12 Show data context -
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 1 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 258 Show data context 222 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 4 Show data context -
  Japanner 2 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 27 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Sawyer 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 16 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 32 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 49 Show data context 216 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 2 Show data context -
  Others 9 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 9,175 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Coal Miner 6,821 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 2 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 2 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 116 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mine Service 75 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 182 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 38 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 9 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 9 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 118 Show data context -
  Paviour 7 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 5 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 27 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 3 Show data context -
  Platelayer 107 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 100 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 98 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 6 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 687 Show data context 4 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 3 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 364 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Whitesmith 54 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 49 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 51 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 8 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,241 Show data context 361 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 63 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 94 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 7 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,332 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 472 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 103 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 10 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 112 Show data context 176 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 57 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 34 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 2 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 361 Show data context 2,289 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 361 Show data context 2,289 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 289 Show data context 13,656 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 17 Show data context 6 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 272 Show data context 13,650 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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