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 Wandsworth RegD Battersea AP/CP
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 727 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) - 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 300 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 213 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 155 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 40 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 9 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 1 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 176 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 67 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 5 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 59 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 9 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 15 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,188 Show data context 851 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 36 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 4 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 16 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 23 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 2 Show data context
  Theological Student 2 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 43 Show data context -
  Law Student 8 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 222 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 45 Show data context -
  Dentist 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 32 Show data context -
  Midwife - 6 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 14 Show data context 208 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 166 Show data context 417 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 26 Show data context 55 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 24 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 29 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 9 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 12 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 50 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 34 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 48 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 28 Show data context -
  Sculptor 12 Show data context -
  Architect 59 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 93 Show data context 82 Show data context
  Art Student 12 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Photographer 24 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Actor 17 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 22 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 934 Show data context 5,435 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 102 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 86 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 262 Show data context 3,325 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 289 Show data context 105 Show data context
  College, Club Service 27 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 33 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 265 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 75 Show data context 1,717 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 16 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,870 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Merchant 8 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 98 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 14 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 234 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,245 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 3 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 93 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 6 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 3,659 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 445 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 247 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 16 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 1,037 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 28 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 206 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 642 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 20 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 155 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 5 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 97 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 7 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 113 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 560 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 36 Show data context 9 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 240 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 10 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 2 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 40 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 15 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 149 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 175 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 89 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 57 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 8 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fisherman 2 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 712 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 105 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 14 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 61 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Printer 467 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 25 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 5 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,136 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 251 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 17 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 437 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 79 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tool Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 11 Show data context -
  File Maker 3 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 3 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker - 1 Show data context
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 11 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 59 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 25 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 18 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 20 Show data context -
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 111 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 16 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 5,905 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Builder 291 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,739 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Bricklayer 1,048 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Mason 444 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 32 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 404 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paperhanger 50 Show data context -
  Plumber 316 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 984 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 223 Show data context 33 Show data context
  French Polisher 50 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 14 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 132 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 14 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 31 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 48 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 5 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 4 Show data context 14 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 422 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coachmaker 179 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 42 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 117 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 77 Show data context 2 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 140 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 109 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 21 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 8 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 184 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 17 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 61 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 99 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 2 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 83 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 74 Show data context 113 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,954 Show data context 285 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 114 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 2 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 39 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Maltster 14 Show data context -
  Brewer 38 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 59 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cellarman 52 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 58 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 113 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 93 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 276 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 42 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 58 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 47 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Baker 315 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 60 Show data context 109 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 142 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 8 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 373 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 25 Show data context 3 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 338 Show data context 218 Show data context
  Woolstapler 2 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 28 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 2 Show data context -
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) - 5 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 33 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 2 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 208 Show data context 117 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,213 Show data context 2,100 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 45 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 4 Show data context
  Tailor 483 Show data context 258 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 13 Show data context 1,425 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 20 Show data context 273 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 30 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 54 Show data context 82 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 464 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 84 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 7 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 324 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 178 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Others - 1 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Currier 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 61 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 6 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 586 Show data context 141 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 79 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Japanner 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 18 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 69 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Sawyer 112 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 27 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 31 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 67 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 6 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 3 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 70 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 3 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 9 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 2,099 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Coal Miner 4 Show data context -
  Copper Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 142 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 284 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 40 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 24 Show data context -
  Paviour 24 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 5 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 19 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 14 Show data context -
  Platelayer 94 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 189 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 62 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 64 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 13 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 86 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 1 Show data context -
  Lapidary 1 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 248 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 290 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 35 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 4 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 64 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 33 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 86 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 97 Show data context -
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 2 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 6 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 7 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 4 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 10 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,544 Show data context 302 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 197 Show data context 87 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 61 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 55 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 12 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,590 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 209 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 183 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 167 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 18 Show data context 99 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 52 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 17 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 17 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer - 3 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 524 Show data context 2,430 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 524 Show data context 2,430 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 526 Show data context 17,393 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 27 Show data context 12 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 499 Show data context 17,381 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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