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 Whitechapel PLPar/PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 294 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 31 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Police 174 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 576 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 538 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 10 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 4 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). 397 Show data context 293 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 17 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 10 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 6 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 7 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 17 Show data context
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 3 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 19 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 35 Show data context -
  Dentist 7 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 15 Show data context -
  Midwife - 3 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 6 Show data context 82 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 78 Show data context 132 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 25 Show data context 13 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 6 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 4 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 5 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 2 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 7 Show data context -
  Engraver (artist) 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Architect 2 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 80 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Photographer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 11 Show data context -
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 6 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 601 Show data context 3,679 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 28 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 136 Show data context 2,354 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 6 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 298 Show data context 107 Show data context
  College, Club Service 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 8 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Charwoman 2 Show data context 468 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 16 Show data context 583 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 14 Show data context 101 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 79 Show data context 10 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 719 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Merchant 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 47 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 6 Show data context -
  Accountant 9 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 31 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 235 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 346 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 15 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 3,751 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 6 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 25 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 4 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 181 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 107 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 903 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 2 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 388 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Pilot 3 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 928 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 153 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 945 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 46 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 6 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 21 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Woodman - 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 211 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 125 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Drover 16 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Fisherman - 1 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 428 Show data context 133 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 78 Show data context 106 Show data context
  Printer 291 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 4 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 281 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 28 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Millwright 3 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 22 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  File Maker 6 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 3 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 59 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 7 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 8 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 39 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 18 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 3 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 7 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,750 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Builder 49 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 256 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 287 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 68 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 2 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 33 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 16 Show data context -
  Plumber 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 298 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 414 Show data context 28 Show data context
  French Polisher 67 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 22 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 9 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 44 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Carver 23 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 82 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 5 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 4 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 3 Show data context 21 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 144 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Coachmaker 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wheelwright 47 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 63 Show data context 11 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 39 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 10 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 8 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 60 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 4 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 16 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Drysalter 2 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 1,009 Show data context 244 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 1,006 Show data context 242 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,889 Show data context 313 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 161 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 17 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 68 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 3 Show data context -
  Brewer 86 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 22 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cellarman 58 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 29 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 68 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 262 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 49 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 173 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 20 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Corn Miller 4 Show data context -
  Baker 260 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 104 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 172 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 86 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 166 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 320 Show data context 429 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 68 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 3 Show data context -
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 16 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Net Maker 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 110 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp - 8 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 6 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 93 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Embroiderer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 3,698 Show data context 3,355 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 133 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 5 Show data context
  Tailor 2,058 Show data context 1,907 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 18 Show data context 592 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 12 Show data context 328 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 33 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 1 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer - 8 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 1,175 Show data context 225 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 125 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 119 Show data context 126 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 16 Show data context 12 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 382 Show data context 294 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 4 Show data context -
  Others 8 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 232 Show data context 146 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Currier 32 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 32 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 12 Show data context 87 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 555 Show data context 339 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 20 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Japanner 3 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 44 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 71 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 33 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Sawyer 31 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 7 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 48 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 107 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 24 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 38 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 2 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 53 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 30 Show data context 132 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 830 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Coal Miner 4 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner - 1 Show data context
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 47 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 15 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 21 Show data context -
  Paviour 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Road Labourer 2 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 2 Show data context -
  Platelayer 1 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 41 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 37 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 142 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 6 Show data context -
  Lapidary 3 Show data context -
  Others 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Blacksmith 119 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nail Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 8 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 98 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 59 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 4 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 8 Show data context -
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,542 Show data context 710 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 505 Show data context 207 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 495 Show data context 236 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 36 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,101 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 82 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 146 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 73 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 56 Show data context 151 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 103 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 5 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 41 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 33 Show data context 6 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 291 Show data context 1,182 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 291 Show data context 1,182 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 424 Show data context 8,618 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 24 Show data context 18 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 400 Show data context 8,600 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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