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 Wakefield PLU/RegD Stanley Cum Wrenthorpe Tn/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 4 Show data context -
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 6 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Police 6 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 6 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 3 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 2 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 74 Show data context 90 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 4 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 2 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 5 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 18 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 6 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 1 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service 3 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 11 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 1 Show data context -
  Author, Editor, Journalist 2 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 4 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 3 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Architect 2 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 1 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 65 Show data context 575 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 8 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 6 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 10 Show data context 490 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) - 2 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) - 1 Show data context
  Charwoman - 42 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service - 27 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 38 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service - 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 64 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 4 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 1 Show data context -
  Accountant 1 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 3 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 46 Show data context -
  Bank Service 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 7 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 151 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 5 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 3 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 43 Show data context -
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 8 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 26 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 10 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 21 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 2 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 7 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 14 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 1 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 253 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 47 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 10 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 108 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 87 Show data context 4 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 12 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 8 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 3 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 37 Show data context -
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 2 Show data context -
  Printer 27 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 6 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 70 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 11 Show data context -
  Millwright 7 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 25 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 4 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 2 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 264 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Builder 14 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 87 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 50 Show data context -
  Mason 38 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 2 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 12 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 1 Show data context -
  Plumber 18 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 25 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 10 Show data context -
  French Polisher 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 1 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 2 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 16 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 5 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 9 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 17 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 6 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 10 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 14 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 5 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 8 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 1 Show data context -
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker - 1 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 171 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper - 1 Show data context
  Maltster 18 Show data context -
  Brewer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Cellarman 1 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 1 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 2 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 37 Show data context -
  Provision Curer, Dealer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 4 Show data context -
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 5 Show data context -
  Baker 6 Show data context -
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 1 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 185 Show data context 298 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 37 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 23 Show data context 109 Show data context
  Blanket Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Fuller 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 2 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 8 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 2 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 23 Show data context 91 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 19 Show data context -
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 17 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 4 Show data context -
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 112 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Tailor 48 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 100 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 6 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 2 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 2 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 1 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 5 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 1 Show data context -
  Currier 3 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 3 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 25 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 1 Show data context -
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sawyer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 2 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 6 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 2 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 2 Show data context -
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,712 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1,352 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Lead Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 55 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mine Service 10 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 6 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 4 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 14 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 43 Show data context -
  Paviour 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 4 Show data context -
  Platelayer 14 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 17 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 5 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 64 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 76 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 6 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 3 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 4 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 405 Show data context 149 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 9 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 25 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  General Labourer 231 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 70 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 32 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 30 Show data context 91 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 10 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 8 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 130 Show data context 745 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 130 Show data context 745 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 40 Show data context 1,563 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 34 Show data context 1,562 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:

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