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 Whitechapel PLPar/PLU/RegD Whitechapel CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 143 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 84 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) - 5 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 3 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 7 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 213 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 5 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 4 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 2 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 4 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 6 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 22 Show data context -
  Dentist 6 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 14 Show data context -
  Midwife - 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 3 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 36 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 3 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 2 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Engraver (artist) 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 56 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Photographer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 5 Show data context -
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 4 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 3 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 335 Show data context 1,654 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 22 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 76 Show data context 1,114 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 2 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 160 Show data context 47 Show data context
  College, Club Service 1 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 5 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Charwoman - 159 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 8 Show data context 227 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 10 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 43 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 373 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Merchant 12 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 31 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 4 Show data context -
  Accountant 1 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 134 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 165 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 9 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,555 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 6 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 18 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 1 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 95 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 40 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 340 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 26 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 309 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Pilot 1 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 326 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 299 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 5 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 20 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier - 1 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 11 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Woodman - 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 6 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 98 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 45 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Drover 5 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Fisherman - 1 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 176 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 29 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Printer 118 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 2 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 2 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 120 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 13 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker - 1 Show data context
  File Maker 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 3 Show data context -
  Pencil Maker (Wood) - 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker - 3 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 608 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Builder 23 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 100 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 109 Show data context -
  Mason 30 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 9 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 6 Show data context -
  Plumber 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 95 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 107 Show data context 6 Show data context
  French Polisher 11 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 6 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 24 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 3 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 4 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 36 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 5 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 3 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 47 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Coachmaker 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wheelwright 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 5 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 7 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 5 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 26 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 355 Show data context 70 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 354 Show data context 68 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 917 Show data context 136 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 76 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 34 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 15 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cellarman 32 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 14 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 32 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 149 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 25 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 64 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 14 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 140 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 57 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 50 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 42 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 104 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 144 Show data context 144 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 61 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp - 6 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Felt Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 68 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Embroiderer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,648 Show data context 1,444 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 68 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Tailor 985 Show data context 808 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 10 Show data context 284 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 6 Show data context 121 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 23 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer - 4 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 443 Show data context 76 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 56 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 46 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 193 Show data context 120 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 10 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 3 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 133 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 1 Show data context -
  Currier 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 12 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 7 Show data context 40 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 227 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Japanner 3 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 27 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Sawyer 12 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 52 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 18 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 12 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 21 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 13 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others 7 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 388 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner - 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 3 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 21 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 9 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Paviour 16 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 2 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 1 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 8 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 86 Show data context -
  Lapidary 3 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Blacksmith 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 1 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 20 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 3 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 35 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 26 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 4 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 9 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 3 Show data context -
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker - 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 1,200 Show data context 280 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 176 Show data context 83 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 26 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 133 Show data context 73 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  General Labourer 701 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 33 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 64 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 28 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 20 Show data context 70 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 4 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 12 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 26 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 157 Show data context 554 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 157 Show data context 554 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 184 Show data context 3,831 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 176 Show data context 3,826 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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