Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex

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Data for 1881 Sex
1881 Occupational Orders Male
General/Local Government 99 Show data context
Defence of the country 72 Show data context
Professionals 321 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 486 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 164 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 366 Show data context
Agriculture 4,156 Show data context
Animals 814 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 46 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 109 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 1,035 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 78 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 19 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 13 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Tobacco and Pipes 10 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 692 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 120 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 362 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 19 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 127 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 1,487 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 857 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 8 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 449 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 6,903 Show data context
Date: Source:
1881 1881 Census of Scotland, Ages, Table [32] , 'Occupations of Males and Females at different Ages in each of the Counties of Scotland'

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This data matrix presents simplified version of the 1881 occupational data, using the 24 'Orders' used in the published reports for 1881, plus an 'Unknown' category. Many of these categories combine 'Workers and Dealers' in different commodities, so it is impossible to distinguish workers in manufacturing and services.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, East Lothian ScoCnty through time | Industry Statistics | Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10145995/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 15th October 2021