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 Shardlow PLU/RegD Stapleford SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 12 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 2 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 5 Show data context 3 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 -
  Navy Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 68 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 7 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 5 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 1 Show data context -
  Theological Student 7 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 2 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 6 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 2 Show data context -
  Midwife - 3 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service - 12 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 24 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching - 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 3 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 1 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 1 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 3 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 78 Show data context 516 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 13 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 30 Show data context 427 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman - 24 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 1 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Merchant 1 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 5 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 6 Show data context -
  Accountant 1 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 12 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 3 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 1 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 610 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 122 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 71 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 283 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 6 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 33 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 3 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 21 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 3 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 8 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 6 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 504 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 89 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 39 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 5 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 295 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 2 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 21 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 13 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 1 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 5 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Printer 4 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 2 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 131 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 1 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 90 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 8 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 13 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 2 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 287 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Builder 19 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 106 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 71 Show data context -
  Mason 19 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 6 Show data context -
  Plumber 11 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 48 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 4 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 156 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 3 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 111 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wheelwright 20 Show data context -
  Others 14 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 8 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 7 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 2 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 4 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 16 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 5 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 11 Show data context 15 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 1 Show data context -
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 1 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 160 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 5 Show data context -
  Brewer 2 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Baker 23 Show data context -
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 8 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 39 Show data context 14 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 840 Show data context 703 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 11 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 25 Show data context 113 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 781 Show data context 453 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 12 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 88 Show data context 200 Show data context
  Tailor 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 140 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 16 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 40 Show data context 3 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 74 Show data context 3 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 50 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Sawyer 15 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 2 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 1 Show data context -
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 632 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Coal Miner 123 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 18 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 6 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 19 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 2 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 8 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 29 Show data context -
  Paviour 1 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 57 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 72 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller - 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 176 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 100 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 1 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 557 Show data context 32 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 9 Show data context -
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  General Labourer 337 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 93 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 52 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 48 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) - 5 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 8 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 1 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 6 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 63 Show data context 305 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 63 Show data context 305 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 108 Show data context 2,422 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 102 Show data context 2,420 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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