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 Barton upon Irwell PLU/RegD Worsley Tn/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 4 Show data context -
  Police 11 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 108 Show data context 100 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 10 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 2 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 8 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 1 Show data context -
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 5 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 2 Show data context -
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 6 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 5 Show data context -
  Dentist 2 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 6 Show data context -
  Midwife - 3 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 1 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 29 Show data context 68 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 5 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 9 Show data context -
  Architect 4 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Art Student - 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 1 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 38 Show data context 769 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 10 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 5 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 15 Show data context 642 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) - 1 Show data context
  Charwoman - 31 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 1 Show data context 82 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 176 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Merchant 4 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 13 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 7 Show data context -
  Accountant 4 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 18 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 120 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bank Service 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 8 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 296 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 8 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 2 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 4 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 35 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 19 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 162 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 1 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 31 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 8 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 2 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 305 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 39 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 20 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 6 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 166 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 1 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 1 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 72 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 31 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 19 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 4 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 6 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 9 Show data context -
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 2 Show data context -
  Printer 3 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 4 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 75 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 3 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 16 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 1 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker - 1 Show data context
  Tool Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 7 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 4 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 376 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Builder 2 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 153 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 69 Show data context -
  Mason 45 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 5 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 15 Show data context -
  Plumber 17 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 64 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 2 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 37 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 1 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 27 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 6 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 18 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 12 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 4 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 2 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 17 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 9 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 6 Show data context -
  Drysalter 2 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 202 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Brewer 6 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 6 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 45 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Fishmonger 1 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 5 Show data context -
  Baker 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 63 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 14 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 523 Show data context 1,975 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 2 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 452 Show data context 1,919 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 12 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 23 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 4 Show data context -
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 11 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 9 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 96 Show data context 149 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Tailor 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 1 Show data context 134 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 12 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 34 Show data context -
  Patten, Clog Maker 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 6 Show data context -
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 1 Show data context -
  Currier 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 43 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sawyer 12 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 1 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 2 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 2,638 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2,293 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 6 Show data context -
  Mine Service 5 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 14 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 4 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 30 Show data context -
  Paviour 15 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 7 Show data context -
  Platelayer 12 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 38 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 42 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 96 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 4 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 8 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 426 Show data context 20 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 12 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 3 Show data context -
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 11 Show data context -
  Contractor (undefined) 4 Show data context -
  General Labourer 243 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 107 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 18 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) - 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 43 Show data context 1,255 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 43 Show data context 1,255 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 16 Show data context 1,575 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 15 Show data context 1,574 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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