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 Holborn PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 1,018 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 141 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 272 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 141 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Police 383 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 71 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 10 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 127 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 69 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 4 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 38 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman, R.N. 5 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) - 1 Show data context
  Navy Pensioner 5 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,993 Show data context 983 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 57 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 14 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 13 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 14 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 48 Show data context
  Theological Student 12 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 19 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 133 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Law Student 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 347 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 97 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dentist 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 136 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 11 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 11 Show data context 281 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 67 Show data context 195 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 31 Show data context 106 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 21 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 57 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 8 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 28 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 28 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 76 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 67 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sculptor 4 Show data context -
  Architect 69 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 451 Show data context 128 Show data context
  Art Student 7 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Photographer 34 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Actor 36 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 25 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 34 Show data context 5 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 1,685 Show data context 7,509 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 141 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 24 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 350 Show data context 4,585 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 872 Show data context 348 Show data context
  College, Club Service 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 53 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 77 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Charwoman 3 Show data context 903 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 41 Show data context 1,445 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 27 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 82 Show data context 4 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 2,453 Show data context 131 Show data context
  Merchant 60 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 167 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 64 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 65 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 384 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,542 Show data context 90 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bank Service 63 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 61 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 5,668 Show data context 76 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 17 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 22 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 11 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 321 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 644 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,610 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 6 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 107 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 16 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 96 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 505 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 4 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 2,175 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 31 Show data context 10 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 131 Show data context 98 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 47 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 5 Show data context -
  Woodman 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 21 Show data context 70 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 556 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 369 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 116 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 4 Show data context -
  Drover 27 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fisherman 3 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 3,989 Show data context 1,519 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 140 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 18 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Bookbinder 869 Show data context 1,374 Show data context
  Printer 2,503 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 92 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 281 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 35 Show data context 16 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 2,547 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 269 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Millwright 16 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 228 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 11 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 12 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 10 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
  File Maker 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saw Maker 21 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Pin Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Steel Pen Maker 1 Show data context -
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 809 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 227 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 64 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 81 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 63 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 213 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 229 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 33 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 35 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 40 Show data context 11 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 6,213 Show data context 1,210 Show data context
  Builder 178 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,162 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Bricklayer 809 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Mason 255 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 17 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 140 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 235 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 962 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 813 Show data context 163 Show data context
  French Polisher 370 Show data context 135 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 55 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 225 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 109 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carver, Gilder 437 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 89 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 13 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 120 Show data context 835 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 491 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Coachmaker 218 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 95 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 162 Show data context 46 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 16 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 4 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 3 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 2 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 6 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 267 Show data context 108 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 43 Show data context -
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 7 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 145 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 52 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture - 4 Show data context
  Drysalter 4 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 261 Show data context 121 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 213 Show data context 96 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 48 Show data context 25 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 3,321 Show data context 497 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 307 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 25 Show data context 87 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 183 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 152 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 66 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cellarman 96 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 64 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 162 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 119 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 570 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 108 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 154 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 36 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Corn Miller 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Baker 475 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 195 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 209 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 4 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 320 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others Dealing in Food - 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 603 Show data context 643 Show data context
  Woolstapler 4 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 67 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Blanket Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 18 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 51 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 7 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 9 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 16 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Net Maker - 3 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 2 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 8 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 44 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 3 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 202 Show data context 157 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 49 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 24 Show data context 146 Show data context
  Embroiderer 2 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Others - 4 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 2,556 Show data context 4,694 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 106 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 8 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Tailor 843 Show data context 647 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 95 Show data context 2,336 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 42 Show data context 752 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 2 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 63 Show data context 371 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 6 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 26 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 975 Show data context 220 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 6 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 158 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 203 Show data context 134 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 11 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 12 Show data context 28 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 911 Show data context 815 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 10 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 33 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 82 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Comb Maker 2 Show data context -
  Others 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 209 Show data context 309 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Currier 116 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 229 Show data context 129 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 56 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 115 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 40 Show data context 202 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 1,668 Show data context 1,535 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 98 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Japanner 34 Show data context 29 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 29 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 74 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 116 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Sawyer 102 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 191 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 98 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 28 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 94 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 11 Show data context 195 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 335 Show data context 136 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 42 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 76 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 176 Show data context 845 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 30 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Others 46 Show data context 17 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 4,112 Show data context 416 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Copper Miner 1 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 6 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 42 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Coalheaver 72 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 50 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 3 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 3 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 26 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paviour 130 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 8 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 6 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 36 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 30 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 323 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 48 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 14 Show data context -
  Others 73 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 992 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 48 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lapidary 48 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others 81 Show data context 90 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 190 Show data context 6 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 17 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 315 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 44 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 96 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 29 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 46 Show data context -
  [Tin Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 265 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 36 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 75 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 567 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 47 Show data context 61 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 105 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 103 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 14 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker 6 Show data context -
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 5,040 Show data context 1,512 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 545 Show data context 360 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 95 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 383 Show data context 202 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 75 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 7 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,780 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 220 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 524 Show data context 121 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 51 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 297 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 63 Show data context 706 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 116 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 495 Show data context 2,070 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 495 Show data context 2,070 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 1,083 Show data context 21,233 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 73 Show data context 63 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 1,010 Show data context 21,170 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.)