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".

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OCCUPATIONS. Males.
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Females.
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1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 261 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 46 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 45 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. - 1 Show data context
  Police 140 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 5 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 9 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 3 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 13 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 925 Show data context 727 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 21 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 13 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 18 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 20 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 53 Show data context -
  Law Student 11 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 120 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dentist 43 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 36 Show data context -
  Midwife - 3 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 8 Show data context 123 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 96 Show data context 268 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 45 Show data context 119 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 4 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 50 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 3 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 13 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 37 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 5 Show data context -
  Architect 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 99 Show data context 103 Show data context
  Art Student 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Photographer 25 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Actor 36 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 14 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 3 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 401 Show data context 4,132 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 114 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 30 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 51 Show data context 3,458 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 156 Show data context 186 Show data context
  College, Club Service 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 6 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman - 236 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 5 Show data context 210 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 3 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 2,752 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Merchant 189 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 244 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 37 Show data context -
  Accountant 56 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 189 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 392 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,444 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 5 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 90 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 3 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 102 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,874 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 4 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 14 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 4 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 199 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 30 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 139 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 351 Show data context -
  Tramway Companies' Service 13 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 6 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 16 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 739 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 321 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 18 Show data context 11 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 48 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 11 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 19 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 8 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 122 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 92 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 22 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 2 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 259 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 37 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 23 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Printer 145 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 11 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 609 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 177 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 17 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 135 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 23 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 97 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 3 Show data context -
  File Maker 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 8 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 6 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 12 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 3 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 8 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,894 Show data context 94 Show data context
  Builder 50 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 647 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 153 Show data context -
  Mason 161 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 25 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 48 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 16 Show data context -
  Plumber 194 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 308 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 146 Show data context 61 Show data context
  French Polisher 29 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 2 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 11 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 10 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 7 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 11 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 3 Show data context 12 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 165 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coachmaker 94 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 40 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 2 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker - 1 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 114 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 76 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Drysalter 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 28 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 28 Show data context 21 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,069 Show data context 461 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 55 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 2 Show data context 234 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 23 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Maltster 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 32 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 88 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Cellarman 26 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 58 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 150 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 88 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 26 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 6 Show data context -
  Baker 93 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 43 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 54 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 3 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 241 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 20 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 1,114 Show data context 1,093 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture - 6 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 33 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 29 Show data context 91 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 4 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 201 Show data context 481 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 194 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 143 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 15 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer - 5 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller - 2 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 83 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 40 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 249 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Embroiderer 3 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Others - 4 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 699 Show data context 1,940 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 24 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tailor 302 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 35 Show data context 1,402 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 8 Show data context 317 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 37 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 184 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 10 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 54 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 22 Show data context 19 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 36 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 3 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 2 Show data context -
  Currier 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context 9 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 328 Show data context 169 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Japanner 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 39 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sawyer 44 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 22 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 16 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 9 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 4 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 37 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 68 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 2 Show data context -
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 10 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 963 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 36 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coalheaver 11 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 36 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 3 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 2 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 25 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 8 Show data context -
  Platelayer 3 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 22 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 35 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 13 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 10 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 1 Show data context -
  Lapidary - 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 275 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 135 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 10 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 8 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 96 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 3 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 8 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others - 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 1,177 Show data context 688 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 53 Show data context 118 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 27 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 55 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 59 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 507 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 95 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 161 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 48 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 145 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 16 Show data context 392 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 15 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 2 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 343 Show data context 1,919 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 343 Show data context 1,919 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 144 Show data context 7,774 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 18 Show data context 6 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 126 Show data context 7,768 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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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.)