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 Edmonton PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 929 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 2 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 335 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 136 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 378 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 58 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  East Indian and Colonial Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 116 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 10 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 27 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 7 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 10 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 3 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 5 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,753 Show data context 1,426 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 51 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 5 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 20 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 3 Show data context
  Theological Student 30 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 18 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 157 Show data context -
  Law Student 25 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 378 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 97 Show data context -
  Dentist 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Midwife - 4 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 10 Show data context 276 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 222 Show data context 568 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 43 Show data context 354 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 13 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 46 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 30 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 9 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 65 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 3 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 48 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 63 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 43 Show data context -
  Sculptor 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Architect 84 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 64 Show data context 107 Show data context
  Art Student 11 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Photographer 44 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Actor 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 2 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 9 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 1,203 Show data context 9,724 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 289 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 395 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 209 Show data context 8,229 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 9 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 231 Show data context 134 Show data context
  College, Club Service 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 319 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 19 Show data context 979 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 27 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 4,078 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Merchant 171 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 372 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 84 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 153 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 26 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 443 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 2,283 Show data context 62 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Banker 10 Show data context -
  Bank Service 299 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 213 Show data context 7 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,555 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 31 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 40 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 4 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 716 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 287 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 679 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 25 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 14 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 31 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 8 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 66 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 7 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 25 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 246 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 331 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 18 Show data context 13 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 3,144 Show data context 96 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 163 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 45 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 1,519 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Shepherd 5 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 5 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 7 Show data context -
  Woodman 7 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 263 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 1,096 Show data context 22 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 308 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 174 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 58 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 16 Show data context -
  Drover 21 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 23 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 3 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 728 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 102 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bookbinder 66 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Printer 448 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 36 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 58 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 3 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 4 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,410 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 97 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 14 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 147 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 7 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 7 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 20 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 4 Show data context -
  File Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 157 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 26 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 11 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 667 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler 6 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 120 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 17 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 5,902 Show data context 96 Show data context
  Builder 416 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,793 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Bricklayer 1,377 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Mason 204 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 21 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 361 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paperhanger 49 Show data context -
  Plumber 253 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 802 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 301 Show data context 18 Show data context
  French Polisher 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 99 Show data context 2 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 13 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 14 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 4 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 14 Show data context 48 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 316 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Coachmaker 113 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 111 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 84 Show data context 4 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 19 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 13 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 2 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 314 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 137 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 25 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 101 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 23 Show data context -
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Drysalter 5 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 72 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 64 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 2,654 Show data context 281 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 231 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 3 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 41 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Maltster 2 Show data context -
  Brewer 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 93 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Cellarman 44 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 72 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 187 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 392 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 44 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 102 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 93 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn Miller 46 Show data context -
  Baker 393 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 59 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 188 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 518 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Others Dealing in Food 1 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 645 Show data context 548 Show data context
  Woolstapler 5 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 21 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 26 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ribbon Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture 20 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 21 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 27 Show data context 159 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 3 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 5 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 25 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 22 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 349 Show data context 225 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 17 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Embroiderer 5 Show data context 16 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 880 Show data context 1,762 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 30 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tailor 234 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 33 Show data context 1,369 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 23 Show data context 218 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 45 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 394 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 63 Show data context -
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 33 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 200 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 4 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 21 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 2 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 30 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 3 Show data context -
  Currier 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 25 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 49 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 7 Show data context 14 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 940 Show data context 179 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 69 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 174 Show data context -
  Japanner 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 161 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 9 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 28 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Thatcher 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 48 Show data context -
  Sawyer 72 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 19 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 17 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 70 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 147 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 6 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 15 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,721 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 3 Show data context -
  Mine Service 3 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 66 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 67 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 82 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Limeburner 6 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 13 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 263 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paviour 4 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 5 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 25 Show data context -
  Platelayer 100 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 74 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 37 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 26 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 174 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lapidary 3 Show data context -
  Others 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 6 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 234 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 25 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 102 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 5 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 50 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 23 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 59 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 8 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 5 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 2 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 7 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,854 Show data context 380 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 147 Show data context 87 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 41 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 47 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 75 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 25 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,921 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 168 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 198 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 168 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 42 Show data context 106 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 57 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 6 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 44 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 3 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 873 Show data context 3,322 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 873 Show data context 3,322 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 900 Show data context 23,147 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 34 Show data context 9 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 866 Show data context 23,138 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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This website does not try to provide an exact replica of the original printed census tables, which often had thousands of rows and far more columns than will fit on our web pages. Instead, we let you drill down from national totals to the most detailed data available. The column headings are those that appeared in the original printed report. The numbers presented here, which are the same ones we use to create statistical maps and graphs, come from the census table and have usually been carefully checked.

The system can only hold statistics for units listed in our administrative gazetteer, so some rows from the original table may be missing. Sometimes big low-level units, like urban parishes, were divided between more than one higher-level units, like Registration sub-Districts. This is why some pages will give a higher figure for a lower-level unit: it covers the whole of the lower-level unit, not just the part within the current higher-level unit.


Acknowledgments:

We are grateful to the following contributors. If you make use of the data in your own work, please follow any instructions given here on acknowledgment and re-use.

(1) Kevin Schurer (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)

(2) Matthew Woollard (UK Data Service, University of Essex). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)