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 St Georges PLU/RegD Westminster St Margaret CP/AP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
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Females.
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1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 990 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 44 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 140 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 180 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 60 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Police 496 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 40 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 26 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 4 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 1,899 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 84 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 1,706 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Pensioner 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 12 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 5 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 23 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 3 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 811 Show data context 523 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 35 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 7 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 3 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 3 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 18 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 83 Show data context -
  Law Student 22 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 117 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 44 Show data context -
  Dentist 3 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 27 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Midwife - 5 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 6 Show data context 162 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 57 Show data context 135 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 14 Show data context 97 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 24 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 4 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 8 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 59 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 2 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 11 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 26 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 4 Show data context -
  Architect 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 121 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Art Student 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Photographer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Actor 11 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 19 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 2,072 Show data context 6,080 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 280 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 7 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 1,140 Show data context 4,291 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 22 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 444 Show data context 129 Show data context
  College, Club Service 34 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 55 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Charwoman 3 Show data context 585 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 28 Show data context 988 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 39 Show data context 3 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,009 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Merchant 41 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 68 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 17 Show data context -
  Accountant 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 75 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 688 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Banker 11 Show data context -
  Bank Service 34 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 27 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,124 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 2 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 5 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 3 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 90 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 41 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 486 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 462 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 4 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 53 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 3 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Steward, Cook 4 Show data context -
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 23 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 75 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 813 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 17 Show data context 7 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 174 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 3 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 84 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 35 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 433 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 344 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 65 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drover 3 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 3 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 445 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bookbinder 55 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Printer 298 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 396 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 43 Show data context -
  Millwright 10 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 69 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 6 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  File Maker 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 28 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 10 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 30 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 125 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 2 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 1 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 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. 2,319 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Builder 97 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 502 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 356 Show data context -
  Mason 282 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 20 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 107 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 23 Show data context -
  Plumber 117 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 441 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 106 Show data context 29 Show data context
  French Polisher 43 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 12 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 116 Show data context 1 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 8 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 12 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 25 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 6 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 7 Show data context 19 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 231 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Coachmaker 108 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 47 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 74 Show data context 4 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 16 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 6 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 7 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 3 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 64 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 38 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 36 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 2 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,241 Show data context 197 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 127 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 17 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 53 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Maltster 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 113 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cellarman 42 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 71 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 36 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 153 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 25 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 79 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 1 Show data context -
  Baker 179 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 49 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 86 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 130 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 259 Show data context 145 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 3 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp - 1 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 11 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 205 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer - 4 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 24 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 797 Show data context 2,130 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 23 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Tailor 370 Show data context 470 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 6 Show data context 1,106 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 3 Show data context 459 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 13 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 2 Show data context -
  Button Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 281 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 55 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 25 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 75 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 1 Show data context -
  Currier 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 290 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 29 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Japanner 2 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 26 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 37 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Sawyer 34 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 49 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 9 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 2 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 53 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer - 3 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 2 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 923 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Coal Miner 20 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 6 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 27 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coalheaver 65 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 124 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 3 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 14 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 7 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 2 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 8 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 9 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 26 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 8 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 1 Show data context -
  Others 11 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Blacksmith 128 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 24 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 42 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 12 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 50 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 83 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 4 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 10 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 2 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 4 Show data context -
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,113 Show data context 493 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 207 Show data context 99 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 23 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 195 Show data context 169 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 34 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 7 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,333 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 107 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 118 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 64 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 15 Show data context 155 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 59 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 6 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 36 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 15 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 436 Show data context 1,319 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 436 Show data context 1,319 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 333 Show data context 8,070 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 327 Show data context 8,067 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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