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 Nottingham PLPar/PLU/RegD Radford AP/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 2 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 14 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 2 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 2 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 9 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 3 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 1 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 2 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 80 Show data context 92 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 1 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 2 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher - 2 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 3 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 4 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 6 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 3 Show data context -
  Dentist 2 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 1 Show data context -
  Midwife - 4 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service - 27 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 27 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer - 4 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 3 Show data context -
  Author, Editor, Journalist 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 2 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Architect 3 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Art Student 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Photographer 3 Show data context -
  Actor 1 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 1 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 63 Show data context 445 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 15 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 14 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 13 Show data context 282 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 17 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) - 3 Show data context
  Charwoman - 36 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 4 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 113 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 9 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 3 Show data context -
  Accountant 5 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 2 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 14 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 68 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bank Service 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 10 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 198 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 1 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 3 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 1 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 26 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 5 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 13 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 58 Show data context -
  Tramway Companies' Service 9 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 3 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 4 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 2 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 70 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 6 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 3 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 29 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 28 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 26 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 63 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 4 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Printer 34 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 13 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 397 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 33 Show data context -
  Millwright 2 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 125 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 21 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 198 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tool Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saw Maker 2 Show data context -
  Needle Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 11 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker - 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 525 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Builder 15 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 163 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bricklayer 143 Show data context -
  Mason 26 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 4 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 14 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 39 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 75 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  French Polisher 1 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 1 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 2 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 7 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 41 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 16 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 15 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 9 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 12 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 12 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 13 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 12 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 1 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 308 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 1 Show data context
  Maltster 3 Show data context -
  Brewer 22 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Cellarman 4 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 12 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 9 Show data context -
  Baker 55 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 4 Show data context -
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 15 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 54 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 1,855 Show data context 1,876 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 19 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 63 Show data context 137 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 3 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 74 Show data context 443 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 4 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1,612 Show data context 1,151 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context -
  Net Maker - 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 15 Show data context 86 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 4 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 403 Show data context 581 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tailor 39 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 1 Show data context 236 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 94 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 243 Show data context 209 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 25 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 78 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 1 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 41 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 4 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 9 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 2 Show data context -
  Currier 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 64 Show data context 29 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Sawyer 13 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 11 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others - 2 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 819 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Coal Miner 336 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 75 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coalheaver 14 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 32 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Paviour 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 5 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 7 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 11 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 139 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 2 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 66 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 8 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 6 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 69 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 11 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 412 Show data context 79 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 15 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  General Labourer 292 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 56 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 28 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 3 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 1 Show data context 13 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 16 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 4 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 11 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 29 Show data context 413 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 29 Show data context 413 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 61 Show data context 2,632 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 12 Show data context 8 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 49 Show data context 2,624 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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