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 Leeds PLPar/PLPar/PLU/RegD Leeds CP/AP
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 536 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 1 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 129 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 79 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. - 1 Show data context
  Police 227 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 92 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 8 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 442 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 11 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 361 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 10 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 4 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 6 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 1,328 Show data context 975 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Roman Catholic Priest 17 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 29 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 18 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 15 Show data context
  Theological Student 38 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 24 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 47 Show data context -
  Law Student 4 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 132 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 72 Show data context -
  Dentist 37 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 50 Show data context -
  Midwife - 8 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 21 Show data context 118 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 214 Show data context 583 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 25 Show data context 32 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 17 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 5 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 7 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 47 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 4 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 23 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 39 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 16 Show data context -
  Sculptor 10 Show data context -
  Architect 42 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 145 Show data context 103 Show data context
  Art Student 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Photographer 44 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Actor 25 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 22 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 14 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 768 Show data context 6,685 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 214 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 75 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 90 Show data context 5,217 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 6 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 265 Show data context 217 Show data context
  College, Club Service 24 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 34 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 10 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Charwoman 3 Show data context 707 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 17 Show data context 423 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 8 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 2,392 Show data context 94 Show data context
  Merchant 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 178 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 58 Show data context -
  Accountant 46 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 46 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 590 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,217 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 3 Show data context -
  Banker 2 Show data context -
  Bank Service 69 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 6 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 161 Show data context 4 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,847 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 44 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 50 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 19 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 501 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 46 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 202 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 947 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 29 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 15 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 135 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 36 Show data context -
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 275 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 6 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 515 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 19 Show data context 10 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 445 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 2 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 5 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 208 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Shepherd 2 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 4 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 6 Show data context -
  Woodman 8 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 156 Show data context 5 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 245 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 35 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 159 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drover 10 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Fisherman 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 984 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 75 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bookbinder 122 Show data context 100 Show data context
  Printer 577 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 51 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 144 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 3 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 2 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 2,279 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 483 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Millwright 88 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 754 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 111 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 391 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 13 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 60 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 24 Show data context -
  File Maker 29 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Saw Maker 10 Show data context -
  Pin Maker 4 Show data context -
  Needle Maker - 1 Show data context
  Steel Pen Maker - 1 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker - 1 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 97 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 14 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 35 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 8 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 74 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 4 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 20 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 5,229 Show data context 320 Show data context
  Builder 93 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,080 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Bricklayer 1,086 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 624 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 76 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 217 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paperhanger 25 Show data context -
  Plumber 377 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 749 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 528 Show data context 100 Show data context
  French Polisher 68 Show data context 107 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 67 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 8 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 21 Show data context 64 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 3 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carver, Gilder 108 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 5 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 435 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Coachmaker 183 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wheelwright 102 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Others 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 106 Show data context 7 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 4 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 11 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 356 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 35 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 20 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 193 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 65 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 178 Show data context 143 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 158 Show data context 136 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 20 Show data context 7 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 3,382 Show data context 785 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 303 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 30 Show data context 158 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 39 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Maltster 74 Show data context -
  Brewer 246 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 90 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Cellarman 51 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 32 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 162 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 640 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 154 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 38 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Fishmonger 136 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 41 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Corn Miller 99 Show data context -
  Baker 128 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 134 Show data context 167 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 264 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 665 Show data context 147 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 4,637 Show data context 4,546 Show data context
  Woolstapler 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 1,590 Show data context 1,442 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 130 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 295 Show data context 182 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Blanket Manufacture 9 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Fuller 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 387 Show data context 72 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 15 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 28 Show data context 100 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 3 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 245 Show data context 1,132 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer - 10 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 24 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture - 19 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp - 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 31 Show data context 802 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 581 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 612 Show data context 443 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 41 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 58 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 6 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 479 Show data context 173 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 9 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 3 Show data context
  Others 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 4,660 Show data context 5,805 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 116 Show data context 359 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 4 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Tailor 1,490 Show data context 1,743 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 19 Show data context 2,236 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 4 Show data context 624 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 42 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 2,759 Show data context 767 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 45 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 159 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 7 Show data context 28 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 1,812 Show data context 242 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 9 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 34 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Comb Maker 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 124 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 358 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Currier 1,065 Show data context 116 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 25 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 171 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 3 Show data context 23 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 927 Show data context 240 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 50 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Japanner 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 34 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 43 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 87 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sawyer 135 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 102 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 99 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 52 Show data context 61 Show data context
  Envelope Maker 1 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 85 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 2 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer 163 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 6 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 24 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 5,859 Show data context 245 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1,290 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 91 Show data context -
  Copper Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 31 Show data context -
  Mine Service 7 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 122 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coalheaver 103 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 147 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 97 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 44 Show data context -
  Slate Quarrier 2 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Well Sinker, Borer 8 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 10 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 197 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paviour 129 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 41 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 156 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 70 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 64 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 35 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 96 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 6 Show data context -
  Lapidary 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others - 5 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 1,758 Show data context 4 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 18 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 468 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 133 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 102 Show data context 160 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 126 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 14 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 152 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 144 Show data context 5 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 4 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 44 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 39 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 4,051 Show data context 755 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 133 Show data context 182 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 109 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 310 Show data context 208 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 58 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 21 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,223 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 406 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 635 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 26 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 91 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 39 Show data context 225 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 188 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 53 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 63 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 40 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 32 Show data context 18 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 594 Show data context 2,607 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 594 Show data context 2,607 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 536 Show data context 24,637 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 16 Show data context 18 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 520 Show data context 24,619 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.)