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 Barnet PLU/RegD Finchley AP/CP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 69 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 2 Show data context -
  Police 38 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 2 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 1 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 4 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 168 Show data context 189 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 9 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 1 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher - 2 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 30 Show data context
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 23 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 26 Show data context -
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 12 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 11 Show data context -
  Dentist 3 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 2 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service - 36 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 16 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 8 Show data context 44 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 7 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 3 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 8 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 9 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 1 Show data context -
  Architect 7 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 3 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Art Student 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Photographer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 1 Show data context -
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 3 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 106 Show data context 1,219 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 28 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 37 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 26 Show data context 1,036 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 8 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) - 1 Show data context
  Charwoman - 22 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 2 Show data context 142 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 269 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Merchant 23 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 49 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 7 Show data context -
  Accountant 13 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 2 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 24 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 116 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 18 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 16 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 189 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 49 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 10 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 51 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 40 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 5 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 18 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 14 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 352 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 83 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Agricultural Student 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 1 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 228 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 23 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 8 Show data context -
  Drover 2 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Bookbinder - 1 Show data context
  Printer 8 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 3 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 2 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker - 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 6 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 6 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 426 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Builder 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 142 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 94 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 26 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 4 Show data context -
  Plumber 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 47 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 7 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 3 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 16 Show data context -
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 10 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 2 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 1 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 201 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 19 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 1 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 1 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cellarman 1 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 9 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 11 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 34 Show data context -
  Provision Curer, Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Baker 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook - 2 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 43 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 51 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) - 3 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 27 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 70 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tailor 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 97 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 36 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 8 Show data context -
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 7 Show data context -
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 7 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context -
  Currier 4 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 5 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 3 Show data context -
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Sawyer 1 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 3 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 2 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 123 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 8 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 6 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 6 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 2 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 2 Show data context -
  Platelayer 20 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 9 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 22 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 5 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 8 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 1 Show data context -
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker - 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 355 Show data context 26 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 1 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  General Labourer 330 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 4 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 1 Show data context -
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 6 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 6 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 147 Show data context 294 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 147 Show data context 294 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 76 Show data context 1,773 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 1 Show data context -
  [Blank field, or illegible] 75 Show data context 1,773 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.)