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 Aston PLU/RegD Aston CP/AP  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 591 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 112 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 94 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 321 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 57 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 188 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 10 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 129 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 1 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 5 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 5 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,218 Show data context 1,194 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 39 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 20 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 13 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 48 Show data context
  Theological Student 6 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 164 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 52 Show data context -
  Dentist 14 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 28 Show data context -
  Midwife - 16 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 9 Show data context 159 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 295 Show data context 652 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 33 Show data context 119 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 30 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 26 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 12 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 5 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 37 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 4 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 37 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 48 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 49 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sculptor 5 Show data context -
  Architect 39 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 70 Show data context 99 Show data context
  Art Student 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Photographer 40 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Actor 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 24 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 403 Show data context 6,715 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 84 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 110 Show data context 5,199 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 10 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 129 Show data context 198 Show data context
  College, Club Service 1 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 5 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 407 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 12 Show data context 867 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 3,182 Show data context 177 Show data context
  Merchant 29 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 213 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 80 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 13 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 589 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,982 Show data context 152 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 4 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 137 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 4,264 Show data context 666 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 425 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 139 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 74 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 1,277 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 46 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 320 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 940 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 5 Show data context -
  Wheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant &c. 1 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 21 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 174 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 14 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 5 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 293 Show data context 622 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 2 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 482 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 45 Show data context 4 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 796 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 63 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 23 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 14 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 402 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Shepherd 6 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woodman 4 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 269 Show data context 8 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 282 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 236 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 7 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 16 Show data context -
  Drover 4 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 5 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
  Fisherman 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 4 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 738 Show data context 143 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 48 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bookbinder 47 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Printer 511 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 22 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 104 Show data context 3 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. 5,411 Show data context 950 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 343 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Millwright 36 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 654 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 64 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 10 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 182 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 980 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 29 Show data context 6 Show data context
  File Maker 101 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Saw Maker 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pin Maker 46 Show data context 112 Show data context
  Needle Maker - 5 Show data context
  Steel Pen Maker 50 Show data context 530 Show data context
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 101 Show data context 100 Show data context
  [Others] 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 253 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 102 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 29 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 283 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 1,841 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 7 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 144 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 5,653 Show data context 375 Show data context
  Builder 245 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,518 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Bricklayer 1,282 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Mason 258 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 63 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 182 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paperhanger 41 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Plumber 169 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 828 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 421 Show data context 72 Show data context
  French Polisher 39 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 34 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 93 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 217 Show data context 6 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 85 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 60 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Wood Carver 30 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 78 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 1,461 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Coachmaker 383 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 447 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Wheelwright 134 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 80 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Others 69 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 348 Show data context 75 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 45 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 3 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 2 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 276 Show data context 302 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 81 Show data context 282 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 137 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 31 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Drysalter 10 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 78 Show data context 131 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 61 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 17 Show data context 12 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 3,426 Show data context 694 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 291 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 3 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 37 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Maltster 122 Show data context -
  Brewer 234 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 162 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Cellarman 34 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 24 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 147 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 500 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 96 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fishmonger 84 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 67 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Corn Miller 46 Show data context -
  Baker 566 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 109 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 217 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 17 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 605 Show data context 123 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 35 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others Dealing in Food 1 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 460 Show data context 365 Show data context
  Woolstapler 3 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 1 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 2 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 5 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer - 4 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 111 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) - 9 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 12 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 6 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 267 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 10 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 2,075 Show data context 4,609 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 27 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 6 Show data context
  Tailor 431 Show data context 487 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 18 Show data context 2,493 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 11 Show data context 305 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 40 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 498 Show data context 607 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 809 Show data context 225 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 114 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 92 Show data context 395 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 22 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 513 Show data context 256 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manure Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 130 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 12 Show data context -
  Currier 70 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 61 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 176 Show data context 137 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 4 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 999 Show data context 813 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Japanner 86 Show data context 167 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 42 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 94 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Sawyer 183 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 164 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 109 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 100 Show data context 130 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 1 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 69 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 4 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 15 Show data context 338 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 14 Show data context 14 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 15,603 Show data context 3,050 Show data context
  Coal Miner 10 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 3 Show data context -
  Mine Service 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 281 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Coalheaver 101 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 403 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 27 Show data context -
  Slate Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Limeburner 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 14 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 362 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Paviour 48 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 101 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Contractor 4 Show data context -
  Platelayer 90 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 214 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 36 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 532 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 32 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 16 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 1,833 Show data context 273 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lapidary 30 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Others 22 Show data context 65 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 1,467 Show data context 167 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 254 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Blacksmith 910 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Whitesmith 76 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Nail Manufacture 474 Show data context 149 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 13 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 150 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 388 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 93 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 586 Show data context 420 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 98 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 518 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 3,738 Show data context 288 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 178 Show data context 633 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 603 Show data context 159 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 724 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 169 Show data context 268 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 496 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker 81 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker 44 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Others 275 Show data context 40 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 5,219 Show data context 1,434 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 151 Show data context 288 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 67 Show data context 81 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 108 Show data context 72 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 106 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 10 Show data context -
  General Labourer 3,083 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 416 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 787 Show data context 298 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 254 Show data context 478 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 212 Show data context 171 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 100 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 38 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 50 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 770 Show data context 4,207 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 770 Show data context 4,207 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 775 Show data context 30,388 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 110 Show data context 54 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 665 Show data context 30,334 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.)