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 Chorlton PLU/RegD Hulme SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 390 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 97 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 38 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. - 1 Show data context
  Police 201 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 48 Show data context -
  Other Local or County Official 6 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 411 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 355 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 33 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 6 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). 950 Show data context 654 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 12 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 5 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 22 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 30 Show data context -
  Law Student 3 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 167 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dentist 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 11 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 10 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 119 Show data context 327 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 15 Show data context 71 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 21 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 7 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 2 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 25 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 21 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 42 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 49 Show data context -
  Sculptor 5 Show data context -
  Architect 34 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 114 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Art Student 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Photographer 37 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Actor 15 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 261 Show data context 4,912 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 11 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 10 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 62 Show data context 3,865 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 136 Show data context 197 Show data context
  College, Club Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 2 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 14 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Charwoman 3 Show data context 445 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 11 Show data context 327 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 5 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 3,137 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Merchant 81 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 245 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 70 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Accountant 38 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 225 Show data context 62 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 387 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 1,882 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 5 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 81 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 6 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 116 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 3,506 Show data context 98 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 23 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 10 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 10 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 261 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 256 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 796 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 54 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 4 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 113 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 6 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 46 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 9 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 1,231 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 633 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 30 Show data context 44 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 190 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 1 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 6 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 45 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 2 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 118 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 171 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 136 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 3 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 2 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Vermin Destroyer 3 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 661 Show data context 168 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 52 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 62 Show data context 88 Show data context
  Printer 411 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 21 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 103 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Copper Plate and Steel Plate Printer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 975 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 159 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Millwright 41 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 331 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 138 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 75 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tool Maker, Dealer 13 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 6 Show data context -
  File Maker 16 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 6 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 6 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 6 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 4 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 4 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 72 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 5 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 7 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 3,656 Show data context 176 Show data context
  Builder 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,041 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Bricklayer 321 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 273 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 142 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plumber 341 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 625 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 465 Show data context 91 Show data context
  French Polisher 98 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 43 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 11 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 22 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Carver 36 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 62 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 2 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker - 29 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 196 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coachmaker 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 60 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 42 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 33 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 19 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 12 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 142 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 11 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 82 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Drysalter 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 35 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 34 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,823 Show data context 549 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 70 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 116 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 12 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Maltster 3 Show data context -
  Brewer 92 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 201 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Cellarman 29 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 106 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 4 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 289 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 131 Show data context 87 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 42 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Baker 261 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 61 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 102 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 318 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 1,646 Show data context 2,954 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 11 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 10 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 95 Show data context 344 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Ribbon Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 355 Show data context 1,252 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 226 Show data context 55 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 123 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 11 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 68 Show data context 69 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 21 Show data context
  [Others] 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context -
  Net Maker - 5 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 15 Show data context 174 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 274 Show data context 64 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 44 Show data context 261 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 11 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 36 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 240 Show data context 153 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 304 Show data context
  Embroiderer 1 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Others 8 Show data context 16 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,065 Show data context 2,708 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 29 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tailor 475 Show data context 248 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 38 Show data context 1,798 Show data context
  Shawl Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 18 Show data context 469 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 23 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 2 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 333 Show data context 52 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 68 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 27 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 100 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 7 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 1 Show data context -
  Currier 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 19 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 3 Show data context 11 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 624 Show data context 274 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 2 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Japanner 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 80 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 34 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sawyer 102 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 46 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 45 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 26 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Envelope Maker - 6 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 77 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 104 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 5 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Others 22 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 2,007 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Coal Miner 4 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 72 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Coalheaver 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 163 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 99 Show data context -
  Paviour 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Road Labourer 11 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 2 Show data context -
  Platelayer 14 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 46 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 106 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 18 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 11 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 10 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 574 Show data context 6 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 3 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 255 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 24 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 54 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 54 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 93 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 162 Show data context 7 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 4 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 24 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,601 Show data context 1,090 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 103 Show data context 249 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 64 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 60 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 60 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 13 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,172 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 155 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 435 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 69 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 441 Show data context 150 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 29 Show data context 534 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 7 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 11 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 12 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 357 Show data context 2,147 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 357 Show data context 2,147 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 415 Show data context 12,508 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 88 Show data context 47 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 327 Show data context 12,461 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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