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 Barton Regis PLU/RegD Clifton AP/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 168 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 51 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Police 61 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 5 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 136 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 24 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 9 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 15 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 18 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 11 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 559 Show data context 464 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 59 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 7 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 13 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 2 Show data context
  Theological Student 2 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 74 Show data context -
  Law Student 4 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 48 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dentist 13 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 16 Show data context -
  Midwife - 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 2 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 93 Show data context 178 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 25 Show data context 129 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 8 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 2 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 5 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 19 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 7 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 22 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 4 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 12 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 28 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Art Student 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Photographer 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Actor 3 Show data context -
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 2 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 10 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 450 Show data context 4,584 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 175 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 103 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 130 Show data context 4,101 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 35 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 1 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Charwoman - 129 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 2 Show data context 282 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 9 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 467 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Merchant 21 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 43 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 18 Show data context -
  Accountant 45 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) - 1 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 47 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 209 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 3 Show data context -
  Banker 8 Show data context -
  Bank Service 45 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 28 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 647 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 1 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 3 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 80 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 2 Show data context -
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 190 Show data context -
  Pilot 2 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 44 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 10 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 150 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 78 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 1 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 1 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 11 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 50 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 22 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 7 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper - 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 3 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 59 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 9 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 3 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Printer 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 136 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 21 Show data context -
  Millwright 2 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 35 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 23 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 1 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker - 1 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 691 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Builder 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 190 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 3 Show data context -
  Mason 170 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 1 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 33 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 1 Show data context -
  Plumber 56 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 114 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 39 Show data context 17 Show data context
  French Polisher 8 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 2 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 14 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 3 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 6 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coachmaker 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 4 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 10 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 103 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 22 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 2 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 4 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 4 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 48 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 37 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 573 Show data context 280 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 42 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 46 Show data context 174 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 4 Show data context -
  Brewer 21 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 14 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cellarman 5 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 42 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 50 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 60 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fishmonger 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 79 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 31 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 4 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 103 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 70 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 55 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 9 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 184 Show data context 757 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tailor 57 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 7 Show data context 558 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 75 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 98 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 1 Show data context -
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 3 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 1 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Currier 8 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 3 Show data context -
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 2 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 84 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 4 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 26 Show data context -
  Sawyer 14 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 2 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 7 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 305 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2 Show data context -
  Copper Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 2 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 28 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 15 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 27 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 58 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 2 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 2 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 7 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 7 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 21 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 41 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 2 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 33 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 6 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 425 Show data context 51 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 17 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller - 1 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  General Labourer 363 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 22 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 6 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 5 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 689 Show data context 1,915 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 689 Show data context 1,915 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 82 Show data context 3,315 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 76 Show data context 3,314 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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