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 Leicester PLPar/PLU/RegD East Leicester SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 191 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 46 Show data context -
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 33 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 4 Show data context -
  Police 73 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 26 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 9 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 10 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 16 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 6 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 495 Show data context 547 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 22 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 2 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 20 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 7 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 15 Show data context -
  Law Student 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 64 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 21 Show data context -
  Dentist 12 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 9 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 8 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 90 Show data context 319 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 1 Show data context 23 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 2 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 2 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 4 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 3 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 1 Show data context -
  Sculptor 2 Show data context -
  Architect 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 83 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Art Student 7 Show data context -
  Photographer 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Actor 10 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 5 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 14 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 220 Show data context 2,841 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 16 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 22 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 83 Show data context 2,118 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 69 Show data context 117 Show data context
  College, Club Service 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 1 Show data context -
  Charwoman - 261 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 2 Show data context 332 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 898 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Merchant 3 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 89 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Accountant 32 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 180 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 474 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 4 Show data context -
  Bank Service 32 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,402 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 90 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 36 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 26 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 426 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 85 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 268 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 23 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 4 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 5 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 146 Show data context 83 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 241 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 340 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 37 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 5 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 174 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 2 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 109 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 206 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 157 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 7 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 16 Show data context -
  Drover 10 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 296 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 38 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer - 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 33 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Printer 187 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 32 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 584 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 5 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 156 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 43 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 129 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 8 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 18 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Saw Maker 5 Show data context -
  Needle Maker 55 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 3 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 6 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 4 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 3 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 5 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,269 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Builder 88 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 622 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 580 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mason 135 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 37 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 100 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 78 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 306 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 168 Show data context 19 Show data context
  French Polisher 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 5 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 71 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 12 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 18 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 3 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 201 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coachmaker 92 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 51 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sail Maker - 1 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 82 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 70 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 4 Show data context -
  Drysalter 3 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 127 Show data context 322 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 127 Show data context 322 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,557 Show data context 319 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 156 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 4 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 23 Show data context -
  Brewer 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 61 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cellarman 22 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 42 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 5 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 292 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 72 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 67 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 24 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 12 Show data context -
  Baker 244 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 95 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 58 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 7 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 268 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 544 Show data context 985 Show data context
  Woolstapler 10 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 88 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 10 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 44 Show data context 224 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 12 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 24 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 13 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Net Maker - 1 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 2 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 37 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 81 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 17 Show data context 204 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 119 Show data context 61 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context 187 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 5 Show data context
  Others 6 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 7,736 Show data context 7,527 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 53 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 12 Show data context
  Tailor 355 Show data context 350 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 7 Show data context 1,191 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 6 Show data context 278 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1,635 Show data context 3,006 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 212 Show data context 142 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 49 Show data context 126 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 5,341 Show data context 2,392 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 64 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 155 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 14 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 9 Show data context -
  Currier 88 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 651 Show data context 248 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Japanner - 2 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 363 Show data context 103 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 38 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sawyer 58 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 3 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 73 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 15 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 3 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 18 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 16 Show data context 106 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 3 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,010 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Coal Miner 9 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 5 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 55 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coalheaver 27 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 4 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 27 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Platelayer 18 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 80 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 8 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 18 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 204 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Blacksmith 133 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 14 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 52 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 17 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 3 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 32 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 20 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 1,635 Show data context 659 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 106 Show data context 117 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 101 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 37 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 5 Show data context -
  General Labourer 868 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 148 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 227 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 21 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 72 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 8 Show data context 353 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 1 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 5 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 7 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 220 Show data context 2,641 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 220 Show data context 2,641 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 171 Show data context 7,536 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 24 Show data context 22 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 147 Show data context 7,514 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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