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 Kent RegC Woolwich PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 646 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 330 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 78 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Police 197 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 30 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 6 Show data context -
  East Indian and Colonial Service 4 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 4,527 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 530 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 3,732 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 8 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 164 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman, R.N. 19 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 640 Show data context 689 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 27 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 2 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 13 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 9 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 2 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 50 Show data context -
  Law Student 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 52 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 42 Show data context -
  Dentist 6 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 29 Show data context -
  Midwife - 20 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 6 Show data context 160 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 139 Show data context 334 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 18 Show data context 55 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 8 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 15 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 2 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 36 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 16 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 12 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Architect 17 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 54 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Art Student 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Photographer 24 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Actor 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 5 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 426 Show data context 4,548 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 79 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 56 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 144 Show data context 3,639 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 127 Show data context 91 Show data context
  College, Club Service 1 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Charwoman - 155 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 6 Show data context 635 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 726 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Merchant 22 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 15 Show data context -
  Accountant 24 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 5 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 463 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 5 Show data context -
  Banker 3 Show data context -
  Bank Service 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 40 Show data context 3 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,421 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 44 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 23 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 6 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 122 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 60 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 167 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 214 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 7 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 395 Show data context -
  Pilot 2 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 63 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 189 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 39 Show data context 4 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 320 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 13 Show data context -
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 7 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 155 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Shepherd 2 Show data context -
  [Farm Servant Indoor - prob. combined with 103] - 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 115 Show data context 17 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 102 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 71 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 19 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 2 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Fisherman 4 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 128 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 17 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Printer 77 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 5 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,840 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 183 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Millwright 8 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 819 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 82 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 4 Show data context -
  File Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saw Maker 6 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 39 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 67 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 431 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  [Others] 2 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 53 Show data context -
  Ordnance Manufacturer 30 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker - 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 85 Show data context 22 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,038 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Builder 106 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 719 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 423 Show data context -
  Mason 34 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 3 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 58 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 114 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 396 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 66 Show data context 15 Show data context
  French Polisher 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 16 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 4 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 10 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker - 3 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 266 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coachmaker 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 8 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 128 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 92 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 194 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 84 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 103 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 2 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 3 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 1,096 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 10 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1,017 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 16 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 29 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 20 Show data context 7 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. 1,244 Show data context 154 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 118 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 4 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 22 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Maltster 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 18 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 38 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cellarman 14 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 62 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 25 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 163 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Corn Miller 7 Show data context -
  Baker 243 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 43 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 86 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 66 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 233 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 151 Show data context 132 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 5 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 2 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp - 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 2 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 118 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 3 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 655 Show data context 1,569 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 5 Show data context
  Tailor 271 Show data context 131 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 8 Show data context 1,023 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 6 Show data context 367 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 11 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context -
  Button Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 278 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 30 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 1 Show data context -
  Currier 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 3 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 367 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 49 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 36 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 40 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sawyer 120 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 41 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 34 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker - 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 1,825 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Coal Miner 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 3 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coalheaver 40 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 92 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 4 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 34 Show data context -
  Paviour 12 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 7 Show data context -
  Platelayer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 26 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 5 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lapidary 1 Show data context -
  Others - 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 562 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 5 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 519 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 8 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 38 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 10 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 97 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 99 Show data context 1 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 3 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 32 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 3 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 4,309 Show data context 302 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 109 Show data context 83 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 47 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 116 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 7 Show data context -
  General Labourer 3,258 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 298 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 234 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 86 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 77 Show data context 137 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 5 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 17 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 4 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 715 Show data context 2,806 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 715 Show data context 2,806 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 326 Show data context 12,002 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 27 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 299 Show data context 11,999 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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