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 Surrey RegC Kingston PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 598 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 2 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 234 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 89 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Police 201 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 27 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 24 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 18 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 421 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 88 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 227 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Pensioner 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 16 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 4 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 5 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,144 Show data context 920 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 56 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 15 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Theological Student 4 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 260 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Law Student 15 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 8 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 45 Show data context -
  Midwife - 4 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 2 Show data context 206 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 148 Show data context 311 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 25 Show data context 281 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 4 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 9 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 4 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 75 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 2 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 30 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 42 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 8 Show data context -
  Architect 53 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 41 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Art Student 17 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Photographer 28 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Actor 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 1,217 Show data context 9,097 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 260 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 341 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 429 Show data context 7,524 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 18 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 140 Show data context 73 Show data context
  College, Club Service 2 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 2 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Charwoman - 184 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 18 Show data context 1,268 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 4 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,424 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Merchant 113 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 206 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 62 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Accountant 48 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 7 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 115 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 642 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 5 Show data context -
  Banker 7 Show data context -
  Bank Service 134 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 3 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 82 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,437 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 38 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 31 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 3 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 315 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 339 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 309 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 4 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 93 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 33 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 2 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 9 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 40 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 166 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 10 Show data context 7 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 1,860 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 59 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 15 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 27 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 524 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Shepherd 5 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 4 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 4 Show data context -
  Woodman 6 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 74 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 1,142 Show data context 7 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 277 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 197 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 32 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 6 Show data context -
  Drover 8 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fisherman 18 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 218 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 53 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer - 2 Show data context
  Bookbinder 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Printer 115 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 11 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 207 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 35 Show data context -
  Millwright 4 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 57 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 11 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 6 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 7 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 9 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 1 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,921 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Builder 211 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 866 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 696 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Mason 95 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 17 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 158 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paperhanger 11 Show data context -
  Plumber 164 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 524 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 67 Show data context 25 Show data context
  French Polisher 7 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 2 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 53 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 3 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 2 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 168 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coachmaker 49 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 3 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 54 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 94 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 83 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 1 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 2 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 11 Show data context -
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 37 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 30 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,667 Show data context 209 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 176 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 11 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 18 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Maltster 21 Show data context -
  Brewer 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 43 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cellarman 15 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 66 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 99 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 242 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 4 Show data context -
  Baker 262 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 48 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 103 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 4 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 327 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 15 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 273 Show data context 145 Show data context
  Woolstapler 2 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Silk Dyer, Printer 7 Show data context -
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 3 Show data context -
  Net Maker - 1 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 6 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 7 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 184 Show data context 115 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 2 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 558 Show data context 1,271 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tailor 220 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 7 Show data context 1,060 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 155 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 265 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 33 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 73 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 16 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 3 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 14 Show data context -
  Currier 15 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 215 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 37 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Japanner 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 38 Show data context -
  Sawyer 42 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 10 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 6 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 9 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Envelope Maker 1 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 28 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 967 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 3 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 36 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coalheaver 50 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 56 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 102 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paviour 5 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 18 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 3 Show data context -
  Platelayer 49 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 87 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 22 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 33 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 156 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 67 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 10 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 22 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 27 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 2 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 3 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 4 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,122 Show data context 208 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 110 Show data context 77 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 79 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 1,651 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 114 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 88 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 6 Show data context 7 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 37 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 3 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 32 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 1 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 727 Show data context 2,631 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 727 Show data context 2,631 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 444 Show data context 11,008 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 16 Show data context 12 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 428 Show data context 10,996 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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