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 Middlesex RegC Poplar PLPar/PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 841 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 316 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 154 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 280 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 77 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 7 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 553 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 12 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 387 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 27 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 8 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 73 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 7 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 881 Show data context 923 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 31 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 6 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 34 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 27 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 3 Show data context
  Theological Student 60 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 7 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 27 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 97 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 56 Show data context -
  Dentist 7 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 36 Show data context -
  Midwife - 15 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 10 Show data context 291 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 213 Show data context 431 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 7 Show data context 39 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 23 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 8 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 5 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 7 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 48 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 18 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 7 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 13 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 45 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Art Student 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Photographer 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Actor 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 5 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 727 Show data context 5,048 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 38 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 8 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 167 Show data context 3,599 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 45 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 388 Show data context 170 Show data context
  College, Club Service 3 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 25 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Charwoman 2 Show data context 386 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 12 Show data context 845 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 24 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 11 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 2,346 Show data context 61 Show data context
  Merchant 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 104 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 47 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 12 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 245 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,796 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 3 Show data context -
  Bank Service 32 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 66 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 8,885 Show data context 99 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 183 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 94 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 24 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 722 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 17 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 211 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 949 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 35 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 28 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 873 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 9 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 2,213 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Pilot 33 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 177 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 2,261 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 253 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 7 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 764 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 27 Show data context 21 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 192 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 13 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 3 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 38 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 65 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 52 Show data context 5 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 205 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 136 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 44 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Drover 4 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper - 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 9 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 566 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Bookbinder 87 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Printer 384 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 17 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 34 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 4 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 2 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 2,524 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 517 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 35 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 807 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 750 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 4 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 9 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 11 Show data context -
  Pin Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 56 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 27 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 22 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 86 Show data context -
  Ordnance Manufacturer 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 43 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 18 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 22 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 4,565 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Builder 159 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,435 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Bricklayer 737 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Mason 181 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 34 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 132 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 61 Show data context -
  Plumber 261 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 857 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 370 Show data context 14 Show data context
  French Polisher 59 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 7 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 90 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 25 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 58 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 2 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 12 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker 8 Show data context 16 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 254 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Coachmaker 74 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 15 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 90 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 63 Show data context 9 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 2,097 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 793 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 893 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 60 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 216 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sail Maker 135 Show data context 2 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 396 Show data context 312 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 24 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 64 Show data context 252 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 189 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Drysalter 5 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 151 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 120 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 31 Show data context 6 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 2,827 Show data context 588 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 198 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 12 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 82 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Maltster 22 Show data context -
  Brewer 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 123 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Cellarman 81 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 59 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 152 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 73 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 411 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 48 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 140 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 110 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Corn Miller 70 Show data context -
  Baker 421 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 104 Show data context 177 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 209 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 45 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 384 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others Dealing in Food - 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 581 Show data context 484 Show data context
  Woolstapler 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 26 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 35 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 18 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 141 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Net Maker - 3 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 5 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 36 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 5 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 198 Show data context 156 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 17 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 84 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 17 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,312 Show data context 3,606 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 30 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 2 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Tailor 326 Show data context 791 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 30 Show data context 1,835 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 20 Show data context 633 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 26 Show data context 73 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 682 Show data context 159 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 96 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 73 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 5 Show data context 9 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 411 Show data context 175 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 28 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 9 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 29 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Comb Maker - 2 Show data context
  Others 8 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 36 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Currier 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 31 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 178 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 6 Show data context 20 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 1,538 Show data context 392 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 121 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 130 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Japanner 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 28 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 43 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Others 17 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 20 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 132 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Sawyer 252 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 10 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 76 Show data context 86 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 394 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 28 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 3 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 92 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 3 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 74 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 34 Show data context 150 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 9 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 3,173 Show data context 77 Show data context
  Coal Miner 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner - 5 Show data context
  Copper Miner 1 Show data context -
  Tin Miner 1 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 10 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 40 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coalheaver 89 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 304 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 20 Show data context -
  Slate Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Limeburner 5 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 5 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 10 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 36 Show data context -
  Paviour 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 10 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 9 Show data context -
  Platelayer 62 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 139 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 47 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 29 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 15 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 58 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 5 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 813 Show data context 6 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 687 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 14 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 56 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 146 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 26 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 61 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 147 Show data context 4 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 8 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 60 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 18 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 8,248 Show data context 1,183 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 232 Show data context 155 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 96 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 74 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 196 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 6,190 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 887 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 283 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 202 Show data context 123 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 32 Show data context 781 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 77 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 8 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 29 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 554 Show data context 3,671 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 554 Show data context 3,671 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 763 Show data context 25,516 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 39 Show data context 14 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 724 Show data context 25,502 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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This website does not try to provide an exact replica of the original printed census tables, which often had thousands of rows and far more columns than will fit on our web pages. Instead, we let you drill down from national totals to the most detailed data available. The column headings are those that appeared in the original printed report. The numbers presented here, which are the same ones we use to create statistical maps and graphs, come from the census table and have usually been carefully checked.

The system can only hold statistics for units listed in our administrative gazetteer, so some rows from the original table may be missing. Sometimes big low-level units, like urban parishes, were divided between more than one higher-level units, like Registration sub-Districts. This is why some pages will give a higher figure for a lower-level unit: it covers the whole of the lower-level unit, not just the part within the current higher-level unit.


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.)