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 Ormskirk PLU/RegD Lathom CP/Ch  
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) - 1 Show data context
  Police 3 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 17 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 3 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 3 Show data context -
  Law Student 1 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 1 Show data context -
  Midwife - 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service - 5 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 6 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer - 1 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 1 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 22 Show data context 173 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 13 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 6 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 3 Show data context 161 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant - 5 Show data context
  Charwoman - 5 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service - 2 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 17 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 2 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 1 Show data context -
  Accountant 1 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 2 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 9 Show data context -
  Bank Service 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 1 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 152 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 1 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 1 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 6 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 26 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 1 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 4 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 10 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 94 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 2 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 2 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 436 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 91 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 73 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 252 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Woodman 1 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 16 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 9 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 8 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 40 Show data context -
  Builder 2 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 31 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 1 Show data context -
  Mason 2 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 1 Show data context -
  Plumber 2 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 20 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 19 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 1 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 9 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 4 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 5 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 1 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 1 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 32 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brewer 2 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 10 Show data context -
  Baker 1 Show data context -
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 22 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Tailor 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 23 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 1 Show data context -
  Currier 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 12 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 9 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Sawyer 2 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 237 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coal Miner 159 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 2 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 1 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Paviour 8 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 3 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 2 Show data context -
  Platelayer 15 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 5 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Blacksmith 21 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 87 Show data context 7 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  General Labourer 38 Show data context -
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 15 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 3 Show data context -
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 1 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 9 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 9 Show data context 80 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 14 Show data context 760 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 1 Show data context -
  [Blank field, or illegible] 13 Show data context 760 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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