Persons aged 15+ by Sex & Irish 1841/51 Occupational Classification

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Data for 1851 Sex
1841 Irish Occupational Categories Male Female
Food 5,307 Show data context 1,316 Show data context
Clothing 396 Show data context 533 Show data context
Lodging, &c. 553 Show data context 5 Show data context
Health 13 Show data context 20 Show data context
Charity 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
Justice 76 Show data context 0 Show data context
Education 32 Show data context 31 Show data context
Religion 93 Show data context
Unclassified 627 Show data context 1,259 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 1851 Census of Ireland, General, Table 1 , 'General Table.'

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While the 1841 Census of Great Britain made no attempt to classify occupations, and consequently listed occupations for the main towns only, the Irish Census of 1841 constructed a simple 8-way classification organised around different human needs, or "Wants". This enabled the Census to present occupational information for every parish. The same classification was used in 1851.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Coshmore and Coshbride IrlBarony through time | Industry Statistics | Persons aged 15+ by Sex & Irish 1841/51 Occupational Classification, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 14th July 2024