1881 Census of England and Wales, Tables: Ages, Condition as to Marriage, Occupations and Birthplaces of people, Table 10 : " Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties".

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OCCUPATIONS. Males.
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Females.
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1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 1,276 Show data context 105 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 150 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 405 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 232 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 17 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Police 327 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 21 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 112 Show data context 1 Show data context
  East Indian and Colonial Service 12 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 652 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 304 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 187 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 45 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 40 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 6 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,787 Show data context 1,388 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 79 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 10 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 8 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Theological Student 8 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 16 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 398 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Law Student 64 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 193 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 196 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dentist 39 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 90 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 4 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 13 Show data context 556 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 56 Show data context 208 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 32 Show data context 350 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 31 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 10 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 78 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mining Engineer 4 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 25 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 48 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 14 Show data context -
  Sculptor 19 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Architect 43 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 161 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Art Student 19 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Photographer 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Actor 28 Show data context 62 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 6,206 Show data context 15,773 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 1,036 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 8 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 4,217 Show data context 14,596 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 11 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 672 Show data context 257 Show data context
  College, Club Service 76 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 52 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 70 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Charwoman - 314 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 29 Show data context 501 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 11 Show data context 77 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 24 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,921 Show data context 139 Show data context
  Merchant 150 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 179 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 35 Show data context -
  Accountant 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 12 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 135 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 1,169 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Banker 35 Show data context -
  Bank Service 96 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 6 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,666 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 3 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 12 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 2 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 169 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 56 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 1,064 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 262 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 2 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 4 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 27 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 62 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 27 Show data context -
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 96 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 836 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 24 Show data context 13 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 125 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 4 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 8 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 32 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 5 Show data context -
  Woodman 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 14 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 33 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 680 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 569 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 88 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 324 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 67 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 8 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 30 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Printer 183 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 13 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 1 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 3 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 421 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 77 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 1 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 73 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 3 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 70 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 12 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 6 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 8 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 26 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 114 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,458 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Builder 122 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 741 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bricklayer 192 Show data context -
  Mason 184 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 15 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 79 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 17 Show data context -
  Plumber 133 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 499 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 219 Show data context 64 Show data context
  French Polisher 47 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 6 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 22 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carver, Gilder 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 20 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 5 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 10 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 290 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coachmaker 143 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 50 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 94 Show data context 2 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 13 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 9 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 3 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 187 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 163 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 44 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 43 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 1 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,892 Show data context 598 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 196 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 138 Show data context 394 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 56 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Maltster 2 Show data context -
  Brewer 93 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cellarman 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 81 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 101 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 83 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 238 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 35 Show data context -
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 70 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 6 Show data context -
  Baker 233 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 35 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 116 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 256 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 12 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 425 Show data context 386 Show data context
  Woolstapler 2 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 26 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 2 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 343 Show data context 276 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Embroiderer 3 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,111 Show data context 3,620 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 33 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tailor 620 Show data context 503 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 36 Show data context 2,641 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 9 Show data context 374 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 48 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 259 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 71 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 3 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 5 Show data context 13 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 78 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 10 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Currier 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 34 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 232 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Japanner 2 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sawyer 36 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 8 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 13 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 13 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 3 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 72 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 635 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 3 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 13 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 33 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 41 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 2 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 3 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 14 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 5 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 5 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 25 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 13 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 91 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Lapidary - 1 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 104 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 15 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 53 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 5 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer - 1 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 1 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 955 Show data context 331 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 118 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 29 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 20 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 35 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 518 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 56 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 96 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 13 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 56 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 9 Show data context 125 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 45 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 3 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 843 Show data context 3,603 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 843 Show data context 3,603 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 425 Show data context 10,890 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 21 Show data context 15 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 404 Show data context 10,875 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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