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 3,298 Show data context
Defence of the country 1,498 Show data context
Professionals 9,507 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 3,463 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 17,265 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 29,031 Show data context
Agriculture 7,869 Show data context
Animals 1,118 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 3,989 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 17,330 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 27,865 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 1,677 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 7,538 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 1,996 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Tobacco and Pipes 761 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 19,017 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 14,773 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 12,863 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 1,674 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 5,493 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 80,237 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 27,838 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 389 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 6,604 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 164,200 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, Lanarkshire 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/10204859/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 16th October 2021