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 Bromley PLU/RegD Bromley SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 161 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 37 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 77 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 10 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 5 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 34 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 20 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 2 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 3 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 2 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 3 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 3 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 389 Show data context 325 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 26 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 6 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 91 Show data context -
  Law Student 6 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 31 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 29 Show data context -
  Dentist 2 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 11 Show data context -
  Midwife - 2 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 2 Show data context 58 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 58 Show data context 122 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 4 Show data context 110 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 2 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 3 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 2 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 28 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 11 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 16 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 7 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Art Student 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Photographer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 4 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 630 Show data context 3,904 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 197 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Domestic Gardener 226 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 144 Show data context 3,341 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 40 Show data context 28 Show data context
  College, Club Service 3 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Charwoman - 55 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 8 Show data context 465 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 656 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Merchant 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Broker, Agent, Factor 121 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Accountant 29 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 2 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 28 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 284 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Banker 5 Show data context -
  Bank Service 38 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent - 1 Show data context
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 569 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 18 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 8 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 133 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 8 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 122 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 161 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 2 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 8 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 14 Show data context -
  Pilot 1 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 7 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 30 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 55 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 1,262 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 47 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 20 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 28 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 520 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Shepherd 12 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 3 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 16 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 588 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 88 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 48 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 11 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 1 Show data context -
  Drover 2 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 20 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 123 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 31 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Printer 68 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 3 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 5 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 73 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 21 Show data context -
  Millwright 1 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 7 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 3 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 3 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 1 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 8 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,423 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Builder 124 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 461 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 322 Show data context -
  Mason 69 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 4 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paperhanger 7 Show data context -
  Plumber 66 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 216 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 41 Show data context 12 Show data context
  French Polisher 7 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 2 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 19 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 2 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist - 1 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker - 2 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coachmaker 25 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 27 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 2 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 2 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 28 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 572 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 52 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 8 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hop - Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Maltster 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 17 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cellarman 2 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 6 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 87 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 22 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 4 Show data context -
  Baker 87 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 9 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 38 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 118 Show data context 11 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 92 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Manchester Warehouseman 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 59 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 177 Show data context 406 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Tailor 62 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 4 Show data context 347 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 3 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 2 Show data context -
  Glover, Glove Maker 2 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 81 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 14 Show data context -
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 9 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 3 Show data context -
  Currier 13 Show data context -
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 83 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 10 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 3 Show data context -
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Thatcher 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Sawyer 18 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 6 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 1 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 19 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 3 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 473 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 15 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 15 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 20 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 2 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 70 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 5 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 8 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 32 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 78 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 6 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 2 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 74 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 33 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 4 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 4 Show data context -
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer - 1 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 2 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 3 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 984 Show data context 55 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 25 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 3 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 16 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 13 Show data context -
  Contractor (undefined) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  General Labourer 833 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 36 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 35 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 21 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 7 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 11 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 3 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 206 Show data context 1,055 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 206 Show data context 1,055 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 180 Show data context 5,005 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 179 Show data context 5,003 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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