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 Middlesex RegC Mile End Old Town PLPar/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 889 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 380 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 219 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Police 233 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 52 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 4 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 20 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 10 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 757 Show data context 730 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 27 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 6 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 18 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 35 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 18 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 10 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 110 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 47 Show data context -
  Dentist 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 9 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 11 Show data context 206 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 122 Show data context 351 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 12 Show data context 17 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 15 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 3 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 15 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 6 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 16 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 10 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 107 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Art Student 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Photographer 23 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Actor 16 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 14 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 643 Show data context 3,966 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 19 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 118 Show data context 2,715 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 18 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 387 Show data context 132 Show data context
  College, Club Service 4 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 14 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 29 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Charwoman 2 Show data context 340 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 18 Show data context 723 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 18 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 2,116 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Merchant 17 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 105 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 29 Show data context -
  Accountant 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 388 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,446 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 3 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 51 Show data context 5 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 4,936 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 10 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 35 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 10 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 331 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 356 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,256 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 5 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 10 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 226 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 364 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Pilot 10 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 846 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 352 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 21 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 1,000 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 34 Show data context 13 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 87 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 1 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 47 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 13 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 297 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 163 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 70 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 6 Show data context -
  Drover 23 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Fisherman 2 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 15 Show data context 6 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 909 Show data context 277 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 162 Show data context 239 Show data context
  Printer 601 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 24 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 70 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 5 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 673 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 91 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Millwright 8 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 173 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 72 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 8 Show data context -
  File Maker 3 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 3 Show data context -
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 71 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 14 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 21 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 38 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 8 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 12 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 29 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 3,438 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Builder 132 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 911 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bricklayer 543 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Mason 107 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 30 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 75 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 146 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 595 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 452 Show data context 48 Show data context
  French Polisher 60 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 57 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 14 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 99 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 22 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 14 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 95 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 2 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 5 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 32 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 239 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Coachmaker 66 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 63 Show data context 5 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 250 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 59 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 79 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 19 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 36 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 57 Show data context 3 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 164 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 5 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 70 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 46 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 608 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 565 Show data context 113 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 43 Show data context 27 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 3,052 Show data context 326 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 161 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 7 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 50 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Maltster 3 Show data context -
  Brewer 205 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 124 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Cellarman 190 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 91 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 114 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 66 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 453 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 70 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 31 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 225 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 48 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 2 Show data context -
  Baker 430 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 142 Show data context 76 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 136 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 103 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 350 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 41 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others Dealing in Food - 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 733 Show data context 401 Show data context
  Woolstapler 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 33 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 162 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Net Maker 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 5 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 28 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 5 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 334 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 24 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 89 Show data context
  Embroiderer 2 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 2,268 Show data context 4,798 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 81 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 6 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tailor 844 Show data context 1,924 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 31 Show data context 1,601 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 36 Show data context 707 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 39 Show data context 109 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer - 6 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 1,008 Show data context 257 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 97 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 108 Show data context 109 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 2 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 522 Show data context 310 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 6 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Comb Maker 10 Show data context -
  Others 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 141 Show data context 87 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Currier 85 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 55 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 151 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 11 Show data context 83 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 1,302 Show data context 332 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 101 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Japanner 5 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 26 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 34 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 80 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sawyer 91 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 8 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 45 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 465 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 72 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 36 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 3 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 188 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 46 Show data context 139 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 8 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,331 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner - 15 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 47 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 66 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 149 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Paviour 9 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 10 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 3 Show data context -
  Platelayer 7 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 27 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 53 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 33 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 8 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 98 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 131 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 175 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 19 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 55 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 24 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 114 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 103 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 3 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 16 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 28 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,842 Show data context 874 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 329 Show data context 120 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 69 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 114 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 48 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 10 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,716 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 198 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 199 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 129 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 13 Show data context 610 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 10 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 19 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 16 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 284 Show data context 2,486 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 284 Show data context 2,486 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 596 Show data context 16,295 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 34 Show data context 13 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 562 Show data context 16,282 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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Acknowledgments:

We are grateful to the following contributors. If you make use of the data in your own work, please follow any instructions given here on acknowledgment and re-use.

(1) Kevin Schurer (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)

(2) Matthew Woollard (UK Data Service, University of Essex). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)