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 Hendon PLU/RegD Harrow on the Hill 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. 73 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 31 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 3 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 5 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 24 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 12 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 1 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 5 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 1 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 167 Show data context 135 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 12 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 3 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 24 Show data context -
  Law Student 6 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 6 Show data context -
  Dentist 1 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 6 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service - 40 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 51 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 7 Show data context 32 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 1 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 1 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 5 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 2 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 1 Show data context -
  Architect 3 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Art Student 1 Show data context -
  Photographer 3 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 2 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 2 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 153 Show data context 1,021 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 16 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 30 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 85 Show data context 832 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) - 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 14 Show data context 7 Show data context
  College, Club Service 1 Show data context -
  Cook (not domestic) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Charwoman - 18 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 5 Show data context 159 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 3 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 118 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Merchant 5 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 15 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 2 Show data context -
  Accountant 5 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 62 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Bank Service 9 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 8 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 201 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 4 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 7 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 1 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 86 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 40 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 29 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 3 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 22 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 397 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 6 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 10 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 193 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Shepherd 6 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 10 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 142 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 5 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 7 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 2 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 1 Show data context -
  Printer 5 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 2 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 11 Show data context -
  Engine, Machine Maker 3 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 3 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 5 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 331 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Builder 30 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 106 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 97 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 7 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 10 Show data context -
  Plumber 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 38 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 10 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 6 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 2 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 2 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 22 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 5 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 8 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 9 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 1 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 5 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 4 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 197 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 26 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 2 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brewer 2 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cellarman 1 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 2 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 1 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 6 Show data context -
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Baker 39 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 36 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 18 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 14 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 91 Show data context 122 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 6 Show data context
  Tailor 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 96 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 11 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 55 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 5 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 1 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 3 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker - 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sawyer 3 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 1 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 1 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Envelope Maker - 1 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 121 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 8 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 7 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 2 Show data context -
  Platelayer 24 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 20 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 3 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 20 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 4 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 3 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 308 Show data context 24 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 11 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 1 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 3 Show data context -
  General Labourer 273 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 11 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) - 1 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 5 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 4 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 471 Show data context 353 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 471 Show data context 353 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 46 Show data context 1,373 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 2 Show data context -
  [Blank field, or illegible] 44 Show data context 1,373 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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