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 Sheffield PLU/RegD Sheffield AP/CP
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 164 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 35 Show data context -
  Police 75 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 24 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 9 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 14 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 3 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Seaman, R.N. 1 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 511 Show data context 347 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 10 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 11 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 12 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 4 Show data context -
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 44 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 21 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 20 Show data context -
  Midwife - 10 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 14 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 70 Show data context 168 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer - 7 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 6 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 8 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 5 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 3 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 8 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 8 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 19 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Sculptor 3 Show data context -
  Architect 11 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 105 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Art Student - 1 Show data context
  Photographer 8 Show data context -
  Actor 19 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 12 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 288 Show data context 3,551 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 46 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 20 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 49 Show data context 2,733 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 145 Show data context 99 Show data context
  College, Club Service 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 10 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman 2 Show data context 540 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 2 Show data context 116 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 3 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 665 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Merchant 11 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 34 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 21 Show data context -
  Accountant 18 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 12 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 117 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 399 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 12 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 2 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 38 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,522 Show data context 335 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 17 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 19 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 11 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 180 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper - 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 117 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 671 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 5 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 5 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 23 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 13 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 2 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 91 Show data context 296 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 342 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 7 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 179 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 7 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 94 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Woodman 5 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 3 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 48 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 118 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 84 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 7 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 6 Show data context -
  Drover 5 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 3 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 235 Show data context 72 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 15 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 19 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Printer 153 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 19 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 28 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 8,471 Show data context 1,249 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 122 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 15 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 184 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 22 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 80 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 722 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 5,051 Show data context 661 Show data context
  File Maker 1,536 Show data context 428 Show data context
  Saw Maker 342 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Needle Maker 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Steel Pen Maker - 1 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 58 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 33 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 14 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 36 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 26 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 27 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 33 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,627 Show data context 223 Show data context
  Builder 48 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 425 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Bricklayer 589 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 414 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 116 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 150 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paperhanger 21 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Plumber 130 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 301 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 250 Show data context 112 Show data context
  French Polisher 38 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 38 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carver, Gilder 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 3 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker - 2 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 244 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coachmaker 59 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 110 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 36 Show data context 3 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 4 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 1 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 85 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 78 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Drysalter 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 41 Show data context 124 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 30 Show data context 117 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 11 Show data context 7 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,652 Show data context 454 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 287 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 5 Show data context 53 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 24 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Maltster 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brewer 94 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 43 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Cellarman 33 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 16 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 42 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 366 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 72 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fishmonger 75 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 13 Show data context -
  Baker 60 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 64 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 83 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 311 Show data context 76 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 321 Show data context 166 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 4 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 5 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) 2 Show data context 8 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 6 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 251 Show data context 100 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 4 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,001 Show data context 1,337 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 18 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Tailor 362 Show data context 141 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 13 Show data context 946 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 2 Show data context 81 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 12 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 448 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 69 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 16 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 6 Show data context 14 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 338 Show data context 230 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 67 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Comb Maker 59 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 10 Show data context -
  Currier 43 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 46 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 47 Show data context 95 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 52 Show data context 15 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 377 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Japanner 5 Show data context 19 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 22 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 44 Show data context -
  Sawyer 68 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 88 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 72 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 6 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 15 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker - 6 Show data context
  Paper Stainer - 1 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Others 16 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 5,014 Show data context 1,191 Show data context
  Coal Miner 549 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 1 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 3 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 5 Show data context -
  Mine Service 6 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 59 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coalheaver 24 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 22 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Well Sinker, Borer 4 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 64 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paviour 17 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 3 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 24 Show data context -
  Platelayer 20 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 55 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 64 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 18 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 16 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 574 Show data context 76 Show data context
  Others 104 Show data context 539 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 771 Show data context 18 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 861 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Blacksmith 370 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nail Manufacture 9 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 54 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 135 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 79 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 124 Show data context 104 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 181 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 4 Show data context 46 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 397 Show data context 213 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 98 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 38 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Others 18 Show data context 10 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,592 Show data context 619 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 65 Show data context 112 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 97 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 208 Show data context 153 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 55 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 9 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,422 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 284 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 311 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 15 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 120 Show data context 253 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 6 Show data context 38 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 68 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 6 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 35 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 22 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 244 Show data context 1,250 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 244 Show data context 1,250 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 341 Show data context 15,089 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 34 Show data context 21 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 307 Show data context 15,068 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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