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 Greenwich PLU/RegD Deptford St Paul CP/ParPart  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 428 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 191 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 78 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 2 Show data context -
  Police 119 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 29 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 6 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 114 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 19 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 4 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 16 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 31 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 9 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 711 Show data context 746 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 18 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 4 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 14 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 5 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 99 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 43 Show data context -
  Dentist 14 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 7 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 5 Show data context 172 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 105 Show data context 367 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 18 Show data context 78 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 13 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 11 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 13 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 30 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 4 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 21 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 15 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 10 Show data context -
  Architect 36 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 53 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Art Student 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Photographer 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Actor 10 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 8 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 337 Show data context 4,498 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 27 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 19 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 77 Show data context 3,523 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 7 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 156 Show data context 91 Show data context
  College, Club Service 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Charwoman - 216 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 13 Show data context 611 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 6 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 2,145 Show data context 61 Show data context
  Merchant 57 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 148 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 35 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Accountant 67 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 254 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,342 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 5 Show data context -
  Banker 2 Show data context -
  Bank Service 126 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 87 Show data context 5 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,745 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 195 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 129 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 15 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 617 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 5 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 89 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 454 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 31 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 189 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 255 Show data context -
  Pilot 2 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 269 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 165 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 6 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 271 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 26 Show data context 5 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 261 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 3 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 76 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 38 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 121 Show data context 16 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 164 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 66 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 24 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 5 Show data context -
  Drover 46 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Fisherman 5 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 484 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 45 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 5 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 66 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Printer 295 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 44 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 1 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Others] 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,123 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 301 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 19 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 387 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 268 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 6 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 4 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 44 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 10 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 36 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 7 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 4 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 5 Show data context -
  Ordnance Manufacturer 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 6 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. 2,430 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Builder 118 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 724 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Bricklayer 509 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mason 106 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 13 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 116 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paperhanger 28 Show data context -
  Plumber 155 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 386 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 88 Show data context 9 Show data context
  French Polisher 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 7 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 80 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 29 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 14 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 2 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 2 Show data context 13 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 164 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Coachmaker 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 13 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 63 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 325 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 118 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 164 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 10 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sail Maker 26 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 131 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 16 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Drysalter 2 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 45 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 38 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,558 Show data context 166 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 114 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 5 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 21 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Maltster 2 Show data context -
  Brewer 27 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 44 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cellarman 26 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 41 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 54 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 330 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 35 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 67 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 24 Show data context -
  Baker 253 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 29 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 114 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 5 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 194 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 290 Show data context 157 Show data context
  Woolstapler 5 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 3 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 3 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 2 Show data context -
  Net Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 6 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 6 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 180 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 2 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 582 Show data context 1,375 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 37 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Tailor 164 Show data context 62 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 17 Show data context 987 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 18 Show data context 265 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 22 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 249 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 44 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 154 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 17 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 9 Show data context -
  Currier 56 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 11 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context 9 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 634 Show data context 97 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 53 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Japanner 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 47 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 165 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Sawyer 87 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 17 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 97 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 1 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 70 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker - 2 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,604 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Coal Miner 5 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 2 Show data context -
  Tin Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 4 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 90 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 43 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Well Sinker, Borer 2 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 9 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 27 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Contractor 14 Show data context -
  Platelayer 66 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 82 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 31 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 14 Show data context -
  Others - 1 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 1 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context 14 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 332 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Blacksmith 280 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 25 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 60 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 21 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 120 Show data context 2 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 5 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 2 Show data context -
  Others - 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,199 Show data context 424 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 162 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 47 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 137 Show data context 101 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 46 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 10 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,276 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 175 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 213 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 36 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 78 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 19 Show data context 190 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 39 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 6 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 8 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 473 Show data context 2,292 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 473 Show data context 2,292 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 464 Show data context 12,769 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 24 Show data context 9 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 440 Show data context 12,760 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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