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 Northumberland RegC Newcastle upon Tyne PLPar/PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 571 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 168 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 66 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Police 245 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 62 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 12 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service - 1 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 361 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 280 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 6 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 36 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 4 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 4 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,370 Show data context 1,016 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 32 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 21 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 35 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 23 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 36 Show data context
  Theological Student 4 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 62 Show data context -
  Law Student 8 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 165 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 77 Show data context -
  Dentist 29 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 64 Show data context -
  Midwife - 9 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 13 Show data context 228 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 202 Show data context 503 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 24 Show data context 61 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 12 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 9 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 6 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 81 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 12 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 42 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 14 Show data context -
  Sculptor 4 Show data context -
  Architect 63 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 117 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Art Student 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Photographer 46 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Actor 30 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 941 Show data context 8,394 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 209 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 151 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 144 Show data context 7,170 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 376 Show data context 140 Show data context
  College, Club Service 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 14 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 9 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 508 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 9 Show data context 448 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 7 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 5 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 3,258 Show data context 116 Show data context
  Merchant 97 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 343 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 103 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 11 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 533 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,829 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Banker 6 Show data context -
  Bank Service 114 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 134 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 4,802 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 89 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 137 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 19 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 716 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 32 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 166 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,222 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 24 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 531 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 750 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pilot 4 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 23 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 381 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 136 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 10 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 428 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 65 Show data context 8 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 342 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 7 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 19 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 183 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Shepherd 6 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 4 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 10 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 73 Show data context 5 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 309 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 19 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 157 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drover 27 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 14 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 3 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 770 Show data context 139 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 88 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bookbinder 84 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Printer 487 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 42 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 3,579 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 731 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Millwright 88 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 1,664 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 720 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 5 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 13 Show data context -
  File Maker 20 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 9 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 103 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 21 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 18 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 5 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ordnance Manufacturer 52 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 28 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 5,033 Show data context 108 Show data context
  Builder 162 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,350 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bricklayer 593 Show data context -
  Mason 585 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 150 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 215 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Plumber 424 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 714 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 555 Show data context 73 Show data context
  French Polisher 91 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 14 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Wood Carver 32 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 65 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 8 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 359 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 176 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 8 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 18 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Others 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 97 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 793 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 527 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 178 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 10 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sail Maker 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 272 Show data context 108 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 24 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 142 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 85 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Drysalter 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 124 Show data context 167 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 109 Show data context 161 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 15 Show data context 6 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 3,075 Show data context 1,015 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 306 Show data context 92 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 18 Show data context 265 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 30 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Maltster 8 Show data context -
  Brewer 110 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 58 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Cellarman 53 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 89 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 108 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 590 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 248 Show data context 137 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 14 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Fishmonger 62 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 87 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Corn Miller 76 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Baker 182 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 102 Show data context 116 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 156 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 4 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 703 Show data context 125 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 43 Show data context 5 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 885 Show data context 249 Show data context
  Woolstapler 2 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 58 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 18 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 23 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 2 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 728 Show data context 139 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 2,123 Show data context 2,764 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 52 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 4 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Tailor 926 Show data context 138 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 4 Show data context 2,123 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 319 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 31 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 937 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 21 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 128 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 551 Show data context 94 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 61 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 31 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 92 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Currier 206 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 95 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 5 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 799 Show data context 90 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 2 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Japanner 14 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 44 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sawyer 179 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 14 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 44 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 181 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 45 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 1 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 92 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 22 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 5,850 Show data context 312 Show data context
  Coal Miner 706 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 5 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 2 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 30 Show data context -
  Mine Service 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 119 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coalheaver 29 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 78 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 69 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Limeburner 3 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 20 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 167 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Paviour 62 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 3 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 37 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 5 Show data context -
  Platelayer 90 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 82 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 298 Show data context 209 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 227 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 34 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 14 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 68 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 3 Show data context -
  Lapidary - 2 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 1,499 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 2 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 903 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Whitesmith 120 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 85 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 158 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 122 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 128 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 346 Show data context 1 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 1 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 74 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 16 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 6 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 4,772 Show data context 636 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 93 Show data context 230 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 63 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 157 Show data context 208 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 93 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 33 Show data context -
  General Labourer 3,135 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 444 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 478 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 18 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 178 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 80 Show data context 25 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 55 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 6 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 43 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 2 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context 17 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 568 Show data context 4,008 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 568 Show data context 4,008 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 694 Show data context 24,505 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 69 Show data context 8 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 625 Show data context 24,497 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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The system can only hold statistics for units listed in our administrative gazetteer, so some rows from the original table may be missing. Sometimes big low-level units, like urban parishes, were divided between more than one higher-level units, like Registration sub-Districts. This is why some pages will give a higher figure for a lower-level unit: it covers the whole of the lower-level unit, not just the part within the current higher-level unit.


Acknowledgments:

We are grateful to the following contributors. If you make use of the data in your own work, please follow any instructions given here on acknowledgment and re-use.

(1) Kevin Schurer (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)

(2) Matthew Woollard (UK Data Service, University of Essex). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)