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

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Data for 1881 Sex
1881 Occupational Orders Male Female
General/Local Government 74 Show data context 1 Show data context
Defence of the country 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
Professionals 140 Show data context 129 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 226 Show data context 3,281 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 416 Show data context 31 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 8,162 Show data context 89 Show data context
Agriculture 152 Show data context 24 Show data context
Animals 133 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 137 Show data context 103 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 749 Show data context 11 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 1,181 Show data context 56 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 109 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 353 Show data context 3 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 171 Show data context 81 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Tobacco and Pipes 67 Show data context 335 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 1,575 Show data context 461 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 188 Show data context 212 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 506 Show data context 984 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 111 Show data context 98 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 508 Show data context 108 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 1,752 Show data context 35 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 4,582 Show data context 801 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 34 Show data context 3 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 333 Show data context 2,309 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 371 Show data context 10,588 Show data context
Date: Source:
1881 1881 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 10 , 'Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties'

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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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Scotland SubD 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/10545948/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 17th January 2021