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 Halifax PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 327 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 62 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 48 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. - 1 Show data context
  Police 133 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 66 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  East Indian and Colonial Service 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 338 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 9 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 260 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 22 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 44 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 934 Show data context 713 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 48 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 4 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 56 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Theological Student 5 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 37 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 44 Show data context -
  Law Student 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 102 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 52 Show data context -
  Dentist 28 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 23 Show data context -
  Midwife - 5 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 12 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 237 Show data context 473 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 13 Show data context 49 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 10 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 3 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 3 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 20 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 8 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 47 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 79 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Art Student 13 Show data context -
  Photographer 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Actor 11 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 3 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 17 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 651 Show data context 5,549 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 249 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 177 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 103 Show data context 4,804 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 80 Show data context 80 Show data context
  College, Club Service 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 10 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) - 7 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 390 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 12 Show data context 238 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 2 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,266 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Merchant 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 93 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Accountant 43 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 169 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 757 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 65 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 95 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,347 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 25 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 14 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 41 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 409 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 25 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 115 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,132 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 1 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 9 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 98 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Steward, Cook 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boatman on Seas 2 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 4 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 258 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 2 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 168 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 2,418 Show data context 108 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 1,046 Show data context 68 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 167 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 19 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 950 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 4 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 15 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 214 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 133 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 86 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 16 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 12 Show data context -
  Drover 2 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 13 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 311 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 33 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 38 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Printer 201 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 2,451 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 376 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Millwright 127 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 441 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 316 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 853 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 111 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 6 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 5 Show data context -
  Needle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 56 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 13 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 18 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 3 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 2 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 4,351 Show data context 91 Show data context
  Builder 43 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,061 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bricklayer 74 Show data context -
  Mason 1,584 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 85 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 298 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 284 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 356 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 377 Show data context 77 Show data context
  French Polisher 48 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 8 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 20 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 22 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 25 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 299 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coachmaker 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 146 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 39 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 9 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 6 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 2 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 232 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 79 Show data context -
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Drysalter 20 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 72 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 63 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 9 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 2,731 Show data context 450 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 256 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 15 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Maltster 76 Show data context -
  Brewer 158 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 129 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Cellarman 20 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 81 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 11 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 492 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 19 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 52 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 207 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Baker 120 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 49 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 248 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 700 Show data context 163 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 13 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 14,284 Show data context 16,827 Show data context
  Woolstapler 182 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 2,643 Show data context 2,859 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 114 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 3,035 Show data context 7,417 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Blanket Manufacture 8 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Fuller 155 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 205 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others 14 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 840 Show data context 1,042 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 3,570 Show data context 3,737 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 256 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 73 Show data context 196 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Others] - 1 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 41 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 82 Show data context 221 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 1,116 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 512 Show data context 240 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1,060 Show data context 842 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 265 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 16 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 25 Show data context 25 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,553 Show data context 2,066 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 17 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 4 Show data context
  Tailor 487 Show data context 137 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 6 Show data context 1,683 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 135 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 22 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 1 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 659 Show data context 83 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 251 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 99 Show data context -
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 3 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 369 Show data context 84 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 9 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Comb Maker - 1 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Currier 145 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 31 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 121 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 4 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 576 Show data context 118 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Japanner 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 29 Show data context -
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 22 Show data context -
  Thatcher 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 36 Show data context -
  Sawyer 65 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 71 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 52 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 121 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 25 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 53 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 3 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 3 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 11 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 6,835 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Coal Miner 556 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 3 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 11 Show data context -
  Mine Service 12 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 132 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Coalheaver 27 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 162 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 1,761 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 603 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Limeburner 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 97 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 3 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 247 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paviour 51 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 16 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 67 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 5 Show data context -
  Platelayer 71 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 160 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 61 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 11 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lapidary 1 Show data context -
  Others - 2 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 848 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 4 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 499 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 62 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Nail Manufacture 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 65 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 12 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 9 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 93 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 227 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer - 1 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 874 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 20 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,088 Show data context 461 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 72 Show data context 94 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 174 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 106 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 27 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,266 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 673 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 533 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 182 Show data context 193 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 18 Show data context 38 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 63 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 4 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 33 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 15 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 456 Show data context 4,746 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 456 Show data context 4,746 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 319 Show data context 21,549 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 34 Show data context 21 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 285 Show data context 21,528 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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