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 Glamorgan RegC Swansea PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 269 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 2 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 97 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 10 Show data context -
  Police 82 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 30 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 12 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 55 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 4 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 14 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 13 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 10 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 11 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 667 Show data context 475 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 26 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 5 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 76 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 14 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 4 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Law Student 5 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 81 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 11 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 18 Show data context -
  Midwife - 4 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 3 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 139 Show data context 319 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 6 Show data context 39 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 5 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 3 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 20 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 36 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 25 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 17 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 4 Show data context -
  Architect 4 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 36 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Art Student - 2 Show data context
  Photographer 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Actor 9 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 4 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 264 Show data context 4,683 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 55 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 45 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 92 Show data context 3,942 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 41 Show data context 138 Show data context
  College, Club Service 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman - 204 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 11 Show data context 351 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,096 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Merchant 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 95 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 27 Show data context -
  Accountant 118 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 1 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 145 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 576 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 34 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 7 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 68 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,690 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 161 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 68 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 37 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 364 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 18 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 75 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 188 Show data context -
  Tramway Companies' Service 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 6 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 38 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 21 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 953 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Pilot 45 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship Steward, Cook 17 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 458 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 31 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 20 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 143 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 618 Show data context 94 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 156 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 84 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 27 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 239 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Shepherd 1 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant - 1 Show data context
  Woodman 5 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 102 Show data context 11 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 95 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 45 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 11 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 12 Show data context -
  Drover - 1 Show data context
  Gamekeeper 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Fisherman 15 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 144 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 29 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 3 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 11 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Printer 86 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 11 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 2 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 2 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 655 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 84 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 12 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 334 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 159 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Pin Maker - 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 4 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 7 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 5 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer - 4 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,111 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Builder 55 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 690 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bricklayer 22 Show data context -
  Mason 775 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 74 Show data context -
  Plumber 123 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 242 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 68 Show data context 20 Show data context
  French Polisher 12 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 15 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 8 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 3 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 10 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 155 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 37 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 35 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 51 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 26 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 454 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 33 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 258 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 23 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 77 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sail Maker 63 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 159 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 21 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 12 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 9 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,193 Show data context 500 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 251 Show data context 78 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 4 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 5 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Maltster 17 Show data context -
  Brewer 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cellarman 13 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 22 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 161 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fishmonger 14 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 11 Show data context -
  Baker 119 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 47 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 56 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 362 Show data context 133 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 346 Show data context 150 Show data context
  Woolstapler 1 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 48 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Flannel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context -
  Net Maker - 1 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 240 Show data context 128 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 646 Show data context 1,673 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Tailor 295 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 1 Show data context 1,507 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 68 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 5 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 273 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 55 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 4 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 18 Show data context -
  Currier 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 1 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 312 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman - 1 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 39 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 28 Show data context -
  Sawyer 127 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 9 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 9 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 44 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 13 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context -
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 9,450 Show data context 638 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2,194 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 6 Show data context -
  Copper Miner 15 Show data context -
  Tin Miner 11 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mine Service 60 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 224 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 136 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coalheaver 90 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 39 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 35 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Quarrier 17 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 3 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 3 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 42 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 6 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 17 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 6 Show data context -
  Platelayer 85 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 113 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 4 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 22 Show data context -
  Others 84 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 565 Show data context 7 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 509 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Blacksmith 556 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 1 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 72 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1,300 Show data context 10 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Tin Manufacture] 8 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2,325 Show data context 584 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 579 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 51 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 76 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 18 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 17 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 3 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 10 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 4,146 Show data context 163 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 70 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 37 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 41 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 119 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 23 Show data context -
  General Labourer 3,006 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 676 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 105 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 6 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 61 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 2 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 9 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 2 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 481 Show data context 5,765 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 481 Show data context 5,765 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 347 Show data context 11,959 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 27 Show data context 9 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 320 Show data context 11,950 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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