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 Salford PLU/RegD Salford CP/Ch  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 299 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 48 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 139 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 49 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 12 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 754 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 13 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 668 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 6 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 63 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 473 Show data context 384 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 11 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 13 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 6 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 12 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 6 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 53 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 25 Show data context -
  Dentist 19 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 18 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 18 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 86 Show data context 239 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 4 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 6 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 3 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 12 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 11 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 12 Show data context -
  Sculptor 2 Show data context -
  Architect 11 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 62 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Art Student 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Photographer 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Actor 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 10 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 314 Show data context 3,615 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 39 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 41 Show data context 2,499 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 148 Show data context 144 Show data context
  College, Club Service 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 2 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 8 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Charwoman 5 Show data context 548 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 7 Show data context 316 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 7 Show data context 10 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,435 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Merchant 9 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 112 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 23 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 77 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 148 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 966 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 4 Show data context -
  Bank Service 13 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 3 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 3,927 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 163 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 72 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 56 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 735 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 8 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 64 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,266 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 31 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 10 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 92 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 3 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 12 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 744 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 4 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 644 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 21 Show data context 12 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 57 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 10 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 3 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 33 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Shepherd 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 1 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 5 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 232 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 102 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 13 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 59 Show data context -
  Drover 42 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 594 Show data context 195 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 34 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Bookbinder 76 Show data context 116 Show data context
  Printer 393 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 14 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 77 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer - 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,303 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 250 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Millwright 76 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 492 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 85 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 162 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 4 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 35 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 7 Show data context -
  File Maker 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Saw Maker 9 Show data context -
  Needle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker - 1 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 4 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 3 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 9 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 3,033 Show data context 142 Show data context
  Builder 51 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 874 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bricklayer 395 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 227 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 84 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 143 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paperhanger 47 Show data context -
  Plumber 226 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 525 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 213 Show data context 58 Show data context
  French Polisher 60 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 31 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 8 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 22 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Wood Carver 9 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 77 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 3 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker - 32 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 230 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 85 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 87 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 48 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 6 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 3 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 151 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 55 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 40 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Drysalter 9 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 34 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 31 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 3 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,860 Show data context 423 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 118 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 4 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 15 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Brewer 125 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 139 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Cellarman 29 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 77 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 5 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 326 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 158 Show data context 101 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 82 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 33 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Baker 253 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 61 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 81 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 245 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 3,404 Show data context 6,872 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 17 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 8 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 23 Show data context 122 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 84 Show data context 382 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ribbon Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 714 Show data context 3,699 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 647 Show data context 169 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 32 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 131 Show data context 602 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 225 Show data context 358 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 23 Show data context
  [Others] - 6 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 83 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller - 2 Show data context
  Net Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 18 Show data context 293 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 1,082 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 153 Show data context 545 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 6 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 82 Show data context 84 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 22 Show data context 321 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 23 Show data context
  Others 10 Show data context 60 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 975 Show data context 1,856 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 37 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tailor 352 Show data context 250 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 10 Show data context 1,035 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 10 Show data context 352 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context -
  Button Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 375 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 81 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 61 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 32 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 191 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others - 1 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 24 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 23 Show data context -
  Currier 36 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 47 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 619 Show data context 271 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 17 Show data context -
  Japanner 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 25 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 37 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 15 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sawyer 108 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 7 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 63 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 48 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 80 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 13 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 47 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 61 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 11 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 7 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 3,764 Show data context 73 Show data context
  Coal Miner 39 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 2 Show data context -
  Copper Miner 2 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mine Service 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 95 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Coalheaver 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 207 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 9 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 183 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paviour 61 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 42 Show data context -
  Platelayer 24 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 125 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 115 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 18 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 10 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 19 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 1,689 Show data context 12 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 5 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 312 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 25 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 19 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 15 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 40 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 107 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 29 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 89 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 26 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 187 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 53 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 37 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,922 Show data context 861 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 95 Show data context 197 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 75 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 201 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 45 Show data context -
  Contractor (undefined) 12 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,171 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 335 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 522 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 412 Show data context 217 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 42 Show data context 274 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 79 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 24 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 11 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 42 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 513 Show data context 2,339 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 513 Show data context 2,339 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 215 Show data context 12,368 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 72 Show data context 50 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 143 Show data context 12,318 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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