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 Poplar PLPar/PLU/RegD Bow ExP/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 227 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 113 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 45 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 46 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 17 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 2 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 384 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 3 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 370 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 6 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 341 Show data context 272 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 7 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 2 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 13 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Theological Student 45 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant - 3 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 11 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 58 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 18 Show data context -
  Dentist 4 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 9 Show data context -
  Midwife - 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 1 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 63 Show data context 149 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 4 Show data context 8 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 5 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 3 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 21 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 6 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 7 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 11 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Art Student 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Photographer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Actor 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 1 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 10 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 241 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 14 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 7 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 66 Show data context 886 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 11 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 111 Show data context 52 Show data context
  College, Club Service 1 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Charwoman 2 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 4 Show data context 208 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 2 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 918 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Merchant 1 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 11 Show data context -
  Accountant 23 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 134 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 658 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 14 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 30 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,257 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 72 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 38 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 6 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 232 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 2 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 71 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 221 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 2 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 5 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 34 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 3 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pilot 1 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 106 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 132 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 247 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 9 Show data context 9 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 52 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 5 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 3 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 21 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 60 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 41 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 12 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 3 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 334 Show data context 72 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 19 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Bookbinder 65 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Printer 214 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 5 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 25 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 4 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 478 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 97 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 9 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 83 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 18 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 3 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 4 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 7 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 15 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 13 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 15 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 19 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 74 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 15 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 5 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 20 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,444 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Builder 67 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 429 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 172 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mason 62 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 7 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 27 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 21 Show data context -
  Plumber 51 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 200 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 272 Show data context 6 Show data context
  French Polisher 35 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 3 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 19 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 8 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 13 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 3 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 5 Show data context 9 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 107 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Coachmaker 35 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 5 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 36 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 23 Show data context 6 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 33 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 21 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 6 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 4 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 144 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 14 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 29 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 42 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 4 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 82 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 68 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 801 Show data context 147 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 56 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Maltster 2 Show data context -
  Brewer 15 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 25 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cellarman 35 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 30 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 34 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 31 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 131 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 17 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 47 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 19 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 8 Show data context -
  Baker 111 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 50 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 45 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 14 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 101 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 274 Show data context 226 Show data context
  Woolstapler 2 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 28 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture - 4 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 43 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Net Maker - 2 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp - 2 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 33 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 91 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 10 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 617 Show data context 1,022 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tailor 106 Show data context 168 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 20 Show data context 532 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 9 Show data context 131 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 9 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 373 Show data context 103 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 50 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 185 Show data context 83 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 23 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Comb Maker - 2 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 18 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Currier 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 75 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 490 Show data context 139 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 33 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 21 Show data context -
  Japanner 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 49 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sawyer 51 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 7 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 36 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 78 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 64 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 2 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 41 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 21 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 488 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner - 5 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 3 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 21 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 26 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 4 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Paviour 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Road Labourer 1 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 20 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 24 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 8 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 2 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 42 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 66 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 5 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 21 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 13 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 44 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 37 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 5 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 990 Show data context 318 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 58 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 5 Show data context -
  General Labourer 665 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 103 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 37 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 55 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 6 Show data context 237 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 4 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 8 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 174 Show data context 593 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 174 Show data context 593 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 159 Show data context 6,028 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 8 Show data context 9 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 151 Show data context 6,019 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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