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 Hackney PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 1,309 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 564 Show data context 126 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 276 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Police 325 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 108 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 28 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 5 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 120 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 27 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 8 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 14 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 2,654 Show data context 2,442 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 105 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Roman Catholic Priest 14 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 69 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 57 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 42 Show data context
  Theological Student 37 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 29 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 150 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Law Student 7 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 670 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 137 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dentist 36 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 96 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Midwife - 11 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 16 Show data context 642 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 331 Show data context 818 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 56 Show data context 487 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 29 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 80 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 64 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 19 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 79 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 7 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 53 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 61 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 78 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sculptor 4 Show data context -
  Architect 103 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 112 Show data context 218 Show data context
  Art Student 32 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Photographer 48 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Actor 16 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 5 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 35 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 1,246 Show data context 13,633 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 282 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 203 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 192 Show data context 11,089 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 401 Show data context 203 Show data context
  College, Club Service 5 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 44 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 597 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 53 Show data context 1,629 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 38 Show data context 99 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 8,743 Show data context 252 Show data context
  Merchant 175 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 652 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 145 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 254 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 56 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 1,215 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 5,269 Show data context 172 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Banker 6 Show data context -
  Bank Service 563 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 375 Show data context 16 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 4,192 Show data context 70 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 13 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 19 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 9 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 694 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 411 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 874 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 1 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 5 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 41 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 203 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Pilot 2 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boatman on Seas 3 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 132 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 650 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 912 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 60 Show data context 25 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 511 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 6 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 80 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 7 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 90 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 293 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 297 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 172 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drover 13 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 1,671 Show data context 151 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 192 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 248 Show data context 105 Show data context
  Printer 1,000 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 75 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 130 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 7 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,160 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 157 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 14 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 113 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 11 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 7 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 20 Show data context -
  File Maker 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pin Maker - 1 Show data context
  Needle Maker 3 Show data context -
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 239 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 92 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 70 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 29 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ordnance Manufacturer 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 197 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 38 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 7 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 6,946 Show data context 265 Show data context
  Builder 483 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,597 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Bricklayer 947 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Mason 299 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 15 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 273 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 76 Show data context -
  Plumber 257 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 1,042 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 1,193 Show data context 78 Show data context
  French Polisher 90 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 72 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 150 Show data context 1 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 86 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 38 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Wood Carver 93 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 140 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 17 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 24 Show data context 127 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 346 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Coachmaker 104 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 96 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 10 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 126 Show data context 20 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 9 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 7 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 6 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 441 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 83 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 27 Show data context -
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 216 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 92 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Drysalter 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 240 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 222 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 3,871 Show data context 478 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 272 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 2 Show data context 122 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 81 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 5 Show data context -
  Brewer 52 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 73 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cellarman 86 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 151 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 308 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 154 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 591 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 139 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 198 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 111 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn Miller 5 Show data context -
  Baker 471 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 194 Show data context 108 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 244 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 21 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 649 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 17 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 1,464 Show data context 882 Show data context
  Woolstapler 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 35 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 68 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others - 4 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 83 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ribbon Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 7 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 28 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 17 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 66 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Net Maker - 3 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 2 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 74 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 39 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 707 Show data context 424 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 92 Show data context 78 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 88 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Embroiderer 8 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Others - 3 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 3,075 Show data context 4,907 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 82 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 14 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Tailor 544 Show data context 234 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 137 Show data context 3,234 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 77 Show data context 614 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 28 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 134 Show data context 208 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 22 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 1,793 Show data context 479 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 107 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 110 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 3 Show data context 15 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 707 Show data context 343 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 87 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Comb Maker 20 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Others 15 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 129 Show data context 99 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 5 Show data context -
  Currier 106 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 92 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 19 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 158 Show data context 103 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 28 Show data context 68 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 1,356 Show data context 384 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 143 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Japanner 12 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 53 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 15 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 28 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Thatcher 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 147 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Sawyer 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 73 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 126 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 4 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 400 Show data context 108 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 5 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 48 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 64 Show data context 136 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 9 Show data context 8 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,859 Show data context 94 Show data context
  Coal Miner 3 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 3 Show data context -
  Mine Service 6 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] - 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 61 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coalheaver 101 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 141 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 2 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Limeburner 8 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 4 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 32 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 6 Show data context -
  Platelayer 39 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 45 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 22 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 109 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 59 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 310 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lapidary 3 Show data context -
  Others 20 Show data context 7 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 77 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 3 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 150 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 26 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 138 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 17 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 77 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 27 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 94 Show data context -
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 9 Show data context -
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker 1 Show data context -
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker - 1 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,937 Show data context 998 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 262 Show data context 224 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 91 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 94 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 99 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 22 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,719 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 117 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 301 Show data context 134 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 41 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 173 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 18 Show data context 517 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 108 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 11 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 1,241 Show data context 6,159 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 1,241 Show data context 6,159 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 896 Show data context 30,331 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 61 Show data context 29 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 835 Show data context 30,302 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.)