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 Camberwell PLPar/RegD Camberwell CP/AP/Vest  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 1,261 Show data context 77 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 3 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 621 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 288 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 2 Show data context -
  Police 232 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 84 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 27 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 185 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 54 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 24 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 27 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 36 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 20 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 6 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 2,712 Show data context 1,944 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Roman Catholic Priest 12 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 27 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity 3 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Theological Student 21 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 30 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 154 Show data context -
  Law Student 25 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 697 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 109 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dentist 36 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 95 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Midwife - 10 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 22 Show data context 458 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 295 Show data context 867 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 53 Show data context 190 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 38 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 104 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 77 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 143 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Mining Engineer 4 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 70 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 123 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 65 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 11 Show data context -
  Architect 72 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musician, Music Master 117 Show data context 201 Show data context
  Art Student 19 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Photographer 68 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Actor 28 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 12 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 35 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 1,277 Show data context 11,717 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 116 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 94 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 267 Show data context 8,715 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 530 Show data context 227 Show data context
  College, Club Service 11 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 68 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Charwoman 2 Show data context 509 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 99 Show data context 2,139 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 47 Show data context 113 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 14 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 7,014 Show data context 188 Show data context
  Merchant 148 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 430 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 98 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Accountant 232 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 39 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 1,047 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 4,236 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 12 Show data context -
  Banker 7 Show data context -
  Bank Service 384 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 13 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 368 Show data context 16 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 4,894 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 13 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 637 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 50 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 583 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,187 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 110 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 6 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 56 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 13 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 179 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Pilot 2 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 127 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 560 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 7 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 1,114 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 93 Show data context 27 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 573 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 27 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 3 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 98 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Agricultural Student 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woodman 40 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 43 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 357 Show data context 9 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 381 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 256 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 85 Show data context -
  Drover 3 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 2 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
  Fisherman 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 2,342 Show data context 320 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 199 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 18 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 384 Show data context 275 Show data context
  Printer 1,500 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 59 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 154 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 5 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,146 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 270 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Millwright 12 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 265 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 41 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 20 Show data context -
  File Maker 1 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pin Maker 2 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 134 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 74 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 50 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 30 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 18 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 34 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 65 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 10 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 25 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 7,317 Show data context 146 Show data context
  Builder 473 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,962 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Bricklayer 1,373 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Mason 325 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 55 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 435 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paperhanger 112 Show data context -
  Plumber 360 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 1,246 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 333 Show data context 50 Show data context
  French Polisher 70 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 60 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 30 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 217 Show data context 1 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 13 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 87 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 23 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker 15 Show data context 51 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 437 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Coachmaker 152 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 5 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 122 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Others 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 133 Show data context 33 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 20 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 10 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 281 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 24 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 19 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 167 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 45 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 10 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 176 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 163 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 4,240 Show data context 472 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 272 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 5 Show data context 82 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 72 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 40 Show data context -
  Maltster 6 Show data context -
  Brewer 142 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 110 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Cellarman 124 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 101 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 292 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 132 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 543 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 98 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 23 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 274 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 116 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Corn Miller 8 Show data context -
  Baker 595 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 157 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 336 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 20 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 21 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 664 Show data context 61 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 89 Show data context 5 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 869 Show data context 587 Show data context
  Woolstapler 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others - 2 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 21 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 20 Show data context 32 Show data context
  [Others] 1 Show data context -
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 3 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 96 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 36 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 25 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 412 Show data context 323 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 30 Show data context 62 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,980 Show data context 3,960 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 220 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tailor 452 Show data context 186 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 113 Show data context 2,673 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 91 Show data context 763 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 93 Show data context 95 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 806 Show data context 113 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 125 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 27 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 10 Show data context 16 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 853 Show data context 161 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Comb Maker 9 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 115 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 60 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Currier 330 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 97 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 107 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 12 Show data context 31 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 1,558 Show data context 279 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 186 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 71 Show data context -
  Japanner 39 Show data context 2 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 18 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 16 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 154 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 127 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Sawyer 139 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 18 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 67 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 153 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 48 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 6 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 52 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 6 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 307 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 54 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 2,305 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 3 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 61 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coalheaver 63 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 272 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slate Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Limeburner 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Well Sinker, Borer 4 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 26 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 106 Show data context -
  Paviour 39 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 20 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 11 Show data context -
  Platelayer 43 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 94 Show data context -
  Others 19 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 90 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 82 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 59 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 18 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 165 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 3 Show data context -
  Lapidary 5 Show data context -
  Others 22 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 104 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 246 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 41 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 156 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 43 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 23 Show data context -
  [Tin Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 140 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 35 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 145 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 7 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 8 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,639 Show data context 896 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 307 Show data context 181 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 89 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 140 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 88 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 2,264 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 213 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 299 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 39 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 161 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 16 Show data context 562 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 97 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 11 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 52 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 1,350 Show data context 4,111 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 1,350 Show data context 4,111 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 988 Show data context 31,926 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 44 Show data context 11 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 944 Show data context 31,915 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.)