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 Fulham PLU/RegD Hammersmith CP/Ch/Vest  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 573 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 214 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 78 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 61 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 170 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 30 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  East Indian and Colonial Service 6 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 96 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 38 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 4 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 8 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 4 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 3 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,198 Show data context 1,138 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Roman Catholic Priest 11 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 14 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity 1 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Theological Student 22 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 82 Show data context -
  Law Student 12 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 119 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 28 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 4 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 11 Show data context 264 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 125 Show data context 238 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 55 Show data context 272 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 43 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 19 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 12 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 75 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 2 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 23 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 106 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 4 Show data context -
  Architect 68 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 70 Show data context 97 Show data context
  Art Student 17 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Photographer 32 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Actor 22 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 536 Show data context 6,364 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 26 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 175 Show data context 4,247 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 145 Show data context 80 Show data context
  College, Club Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Charwoman 3 Show data context 203 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 118 Show data context 1,807 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 11 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,842 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Merchant 51 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 149 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 70 Show data context -
  Accountant 96 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 220 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,035 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 14 Show data context -
  Bank Service 109 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 11 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 67 Show data context 5 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,837 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 82 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 40 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 5 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 437 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 25 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 326 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 471 Show data context -
  Tramway Companies' Service 3 Show data context -
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 4 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 61 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 3 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 61 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 245 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 341 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 14 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 2 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 65 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Shepherd 2 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woodman 28 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 34 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 187 Show data context 2 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 207 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 137 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 12 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fisherman 5 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 221 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bookbinder 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Printer 100 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 16 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 11 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 3 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 474 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 4 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 96 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 13 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 7 Show data context -
  File Maker 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 59 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 10 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 1 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 6 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 178 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 5 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer - 4 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 3,633 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Builder 206 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 989 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bricklayer 605 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 221 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 24 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 249 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paperhanger 41 Show data context -
  Plumber 199 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 620 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 172 Show data context 20 Show data context
  French Polisher 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 50 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 7 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 96 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 28 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 11 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 9 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 29 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 216 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coachmaker 127 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 5 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 43 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 32 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 24 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 3 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 4 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 79 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 46 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 36 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,414 Show data context 135 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 127 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 4 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 17 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 3 Show data context -
  Brewer 31 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 32 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cellarman 17 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 63 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 114 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 55 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 208 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 40 Show data context -
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 226 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 29 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 118 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 17 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 206 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 351 Show data context 181 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller - 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 4 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 25 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 253 Show data context 146 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Embroiderer 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 637 Show data context 1,200 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Tailor 219 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 8 Show data context 1,031 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 10 Show data context 101 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 293 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 37 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 2 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 57 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 8 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 9 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 1 Show data context -
  Currier 13 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 284 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Japanner 1 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 32 Show data context -
  Sawyer 35 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 10 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 5 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 9 Show data context -
  Envelope Maker - 2 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 52 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 2 Show data context -
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 4 Show data context -
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,070 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Coal Miner 23 Show data context -
  Copper Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 16 Show data context -
  Mine Service 5 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 44 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 78 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 20 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 2 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Limeburner 5 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 2 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 196 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 12 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Contractor 3 Show data context -
  Platelayer 56 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 55 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 31 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 26 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 12 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 65 Show data context -
  Lapidary 2 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Blacksmith 123 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 34 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 72 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 9 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 20 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 20 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 3 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 2 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 4 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,550 Show data context 196 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 111 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 34 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 59 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 41 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 1,934 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 127 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 157 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 36 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 28 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 6 Show data context 23 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 6 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 13 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 582 Show data context 1,970 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 582 Show data context 1,970 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 510 Show data context 11,907 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 19 Show data context 9 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 491 Show data context 11,898 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".

Click on the triangles for all about a particular number.

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.)