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".

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OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 115 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 24 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 9 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 49 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Police 16 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 15 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 2 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 17 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 4 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 4 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 5 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 1 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 177 Show data context 174 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 9 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 7 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 9 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher - 2 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 13 Show data context
  Theological Student 2 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 10 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 28 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 14 Show data context -
  Dentist 1 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 2 Show data context -
  Midwife - 4 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 1 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 25 Show data context 68 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 1 Show data context 34 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist - 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 2 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 7 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 5 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 4 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 10 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 8 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Art Student 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Photographer 3 Show data context -
  Actor 2 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 3 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 78 Show data context 1,408 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 16 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 19 Show data context 1,188 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 2 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 22 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context -
  Cook (not domestic) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Charwoman - 118 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 1 Show data context 86 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 1 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 722 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Merchant 23 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 10 Show data context -
  Accountant 22 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 52 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 459 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 2 Show data context -
  Banker 3 Show data context -
  Bank Service 14 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 55 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 779 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 8 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 2 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 16 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 92 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 10 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 50 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 124 Show data context -
  Tramway Companies' Service 9 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 11 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 7 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 202 Show data context -
  Pilot 10 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 124 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 33 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 189 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 5 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 99 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 4 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 67 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 33 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 21 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 1 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 6 Show data context -
  Drover 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 7 Show data context -
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Printer 27 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 3 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 107 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 4 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 37 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 11 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 4 Show data context -
  File Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 21 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 1 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 699 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Builder 65 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 284 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 109 Show data context -
  Mason 64 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 3 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 29 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 6 Show data context -
  Plumber 41 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 62 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 19 Show data context 6 Show data context
  French Polisher 3 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 5 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carver, Gilder 4 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 51 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 11 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 26 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 14 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 16 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 9 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 6 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 19 Show data context -
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 13 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 2 Show data context -
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 9 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 9 Show data context 13 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 343 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 6 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brewer 13 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Cellarman 2 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 31 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 17 Show data context -
  Baker 27 Show data context -
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 3 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 21 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 6 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 72 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 101 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 30 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher - 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 34 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 97 Show data context 262 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Tailor 41 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 201 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context -
  Currier 3 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker - 1 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 60 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 24 Show data context -
  Sawyer 3 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 1 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 12 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 386 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coal Miner 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tin Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 6 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 11 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 7 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 8 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 87 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 12 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 3 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 16 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 43 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 2 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 8 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 27 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 44 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 6 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 5 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 4 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 508 Show data context 112 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 13 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 3 Show data context 62 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 7 Show data context -
  Contractor (undefined) 5 Show data context -
  General Labourer 391 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 33 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 1 Show data context 12 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 4 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 1 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 2 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 100 Show data context 856 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 100 Show data context 856 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 87 Show data context 2,852 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 5 Show data context -
  [Blank field, or illegible] 82 Show data context 2,852 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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