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 Somerset RegC Bath PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 290 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 66 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 72 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Police 102 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 26 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 19 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 230 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 97 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 47 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 44 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 9 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 1 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 4 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 10 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 798 Show data context 882 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 82 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 13 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 25 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity 1 Show data context -
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 8 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 63 Show data context -
  Law Student 9 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 88 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 51 Show data context -
  Dentist 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 20 Show data context -
  Midwife - 5 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 6 Show data context 241 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 117 Show data context 296 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 36 Show data context 177 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 6 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 5 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 2 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 18 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 15 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 22 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 6 Show data context -
  Sculptor 4 Show data context -
  Architect 12 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 76 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Art Student 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Photographer 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Actor 11 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 3 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 11 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 810 Show data context 8,482 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 203 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 229 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 251 Show data context 6,607 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 77 Show data context 97 Show data context
  College, Club Service 8 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman - 363 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 18 Show data context 1,355 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 10 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 617 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Merchant 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 36 Show data context -
  Accountant 76 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 122 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 243 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Banker 8 Show data context -
  Bank Service 48 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 29 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,518 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 74 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 27 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 7 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 245 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 4 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 229 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 224 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 12 Show data context -
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 68 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 9 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 49 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship Steward, Cook 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 8 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 3 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 475 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 5 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 1,376 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 133 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 55 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 14 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 566 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Shepherd 27 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 5 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 1 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 4 Show data context -
  Woodman 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 35 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 529 Show data context 4 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 141 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 87 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 23 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 6 Show data context -
  Drover 4 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fisherman 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 266 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 47 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 6 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Printer 171 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 11 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 5 Show data context -
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 1 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 284 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 9 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 61 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tool Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 5 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 68 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 5 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 1 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 12 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 3 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 40 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 1 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 10 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,736 Show data context 77 Show data context
  Builder 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 567 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bricklayer 25 Show data context -
  Mason 692 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 3 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 112 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 87 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 496 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 382 Show data context 53 Show data context
  French Polisher 83 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 93 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 37 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker - 6 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 231 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coachmaker 150 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 38 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 6 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 5 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 77 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 74 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 24 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 19 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,580 Show data context 462 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 160 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 65 Show data context 273 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 13 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 27 Show data context -
  Brewer 107 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 22 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cellarman 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 83 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 233 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 28 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 39 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 23 Show data context -
  Baker 285 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 55 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 44 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 1 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 263 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 467 Show data context 507 Show data context
  Woolstapler 2 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 119 Show data context 122 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 8 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Crepe, Gauze Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller - 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 42 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 30 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 11 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 25 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 197 Show data context 215 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 6 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 678 Show data context 2,479 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 15 Show data context
  Tailor 299 Show data context 164 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 21 Show data context 1,920 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 296 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 5 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 277 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 38 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 13 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 40 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Currier 11 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 3 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 244 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 6 Show data context -
  Japanner 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 24 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Thatcher 5 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sawyer 62 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 8 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 26 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 16 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 22 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 27 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 3 Show data context -
  Others 8 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,126 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Coal Miner 283 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 4 Show data context -
  Mine Service 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 36 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 70 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coalheaver 20 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 54 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 128 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 28 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Limeburner 4 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 3 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Platelayer 34 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 30 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 51 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 2 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 156 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 4 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 46 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 1 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 23 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 8 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 1,450 Show data context 277 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 81 Show data context 126 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 69 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 4 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,088 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 64 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 67 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 23 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 17 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 5 Show data context 25 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 8 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 782 Show data context 3,797 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 782 Show data context 3,797 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 179 Show data context 7,378 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 10 Show data context 12 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 169 Show data context 7,366 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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