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 Westminster PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 420 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 24 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 46 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Police 249 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 30 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 15 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 262 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 178 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 21 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 16 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 18 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 4 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 7 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 678 Show data context 349 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 29 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 9 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 2 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 6 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 19 Show data context
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 131 Show data context -
  Law Student 24 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 42 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 58 Show data context -
  Dentist 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 17 Show data context -
  Midwife - 3 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 5 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 18 Show data context 76 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 30 Show data context 46 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 3 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 4 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 17 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 3 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 34 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 23 Show data context -
  Sculptor 8 Show data context -
  Architect 18 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 48 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Art Student 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Photographer 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Actor 25 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 15 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 2,151 Show data context 4,860 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 139 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 790 Show data context 3,821 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 734 Show data context 270 Show data context
  College, Club Service 351 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 17 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 60 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Charwoman - 242 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 30 Show data context 452 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 6 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 819 Show data context 70 Show data context
  Merchant 87 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 96 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 14 Show data context -
  Accountant 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 16 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 463 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 4 Show data context -
  Banker 17 Show data context -
  Bank Service 17 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 6 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 13 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,499 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Railway Guard 2 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 34 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 3 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 113 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 224 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 2 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 3 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 30 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 3 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 2 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 54 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 1,025 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 42 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 11 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 3 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 7 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 129 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 106 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 13 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
  Fisherman 2 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 435 Show data context 78 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 28 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bookbinder 45 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Printer 260 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 17 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 26 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 5 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 320 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 19 Show data context -
  Millwright 1 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 1 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  File Maker 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 94 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 19 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 9 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 16 Show data context -
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 23 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,220 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Builder 34 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 206 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bricklayer 95 Show data context -
  Mason 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 1 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paperhanger 9 Show data context -
  Plumber 58 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 264 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 169 Show data context 56 Show data context
  French Polisher 61 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 62 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 13 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 12 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker 3 Show data context 26 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 137 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coachmaker 46 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 7 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 84 Show data context 5 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 3 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 2 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 103 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 60 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 23 Show data context 5 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 87 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 79 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 8 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,255 Show data context 314 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 209 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 76 Show data context 100 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 85 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Brewer 27 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cellarman 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 46 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 41 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 41 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 149 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 46 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 195 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 63 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 54 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 4 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 110 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 381 Show data context 278 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Others - 2 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 36 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 10 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 237 Show data context 127 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 64 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 2,927 Show data context 2,832 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 35 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 4 Show data context
  Tailor 1,799 Show data context 1,289 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 25 Show data context 1,094 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 13 Show data context 267 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 54 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 844 Show data context 98 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 124 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 12 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 4 Show data context 10 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 167 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 4 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 2 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 9 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger - 1 Show data context
  Currier 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 86 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 24 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 4 Show data context 13 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 207 Show data context 106 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 35 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Japanner 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 13 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sawyer 3 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 17 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 4 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 61 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 11 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 6 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Others 6 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 655 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Mine Service 4 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 15 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 5 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 4 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 4 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 31 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 4 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 233 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 4 Show data context -
  Lapidary 16 Show data context -
  Others 21 Show data context 11 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 10 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 54 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 15 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 9 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 42 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 56 Show data context -
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 3 Show data context 11 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 12 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 6 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 676 Show data context 390 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 123 Show data context 142 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 26 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 26 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 40 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 259 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 20 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 90 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 27 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 46 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 16 Show data context 120 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 35 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 10 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 7 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 291 Show data context 1,116 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 291 Show data context 1,116 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 314 Show data context 5,109 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 27 Show data context 14 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 287 Show data context 5,095 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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