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 Cardiff PLU/RegD Cardiff SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 431 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 189 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 51 Show data context -
  Prison Service, &c. 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 128 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 300 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 164 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 34 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 21 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 5 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 49 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 3 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 8 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 773 Show data context 646 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 39 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 8 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 43 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 5 Show data context
  Theological Student 21 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 51 Show data context -
  Law Student 4 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 92 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 43 Show data context -
  Dentist 7 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Midwife - 10 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 10 Show data context 174 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 109 Show data context 344 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 10 Show data context 41 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 14 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 6 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 4 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 3 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 67 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 23 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 19 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 3 Show data context -
  Sculptor 7 Show data context -
  Architect 33 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 42 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Art Student 3 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Photographer 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 13 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 5 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 22 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 405 Show data context 5,287 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 56 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 59 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 176 Show data context 4,252 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 5 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 77 Show data context 182 Show data context
  College, Club Service 7 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 5 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 3 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 254 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 6 Show data context 535 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 5 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,561 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Merchant 25 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 181 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 39 Show data context -
  Accountant 136 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 209 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 851 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 7 Show data context -
  Banker 2 Show data context -
  Bank Service 46 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 3 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 57 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 5,892 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 240 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Guard 150 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 34 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 655 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 36 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 203 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 97 Show data context -
  Tramway Companies' Service 31 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 13 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 136 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 52 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 2,984 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Pilot 176 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 106 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 642 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 61 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 23 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 219 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 32 Show data context 10 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 821 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 101 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 55 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 336 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Shepherd 7 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 8 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 7 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 226 Show data context 9 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 156 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 95 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 15 Show data context -
  Drover 10 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 10 Show data context -
  Fisherman 16 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 275 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 22 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bookbinder 23 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Printer 200 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 13 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,085 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 144 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Millwright 9 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 445 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 364 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 6 Show data context -
  File Maker 9 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 3 Show data context -
  Pin Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 48 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 10 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 16 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 6 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 4 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 3,416 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Builder 120 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 1,209 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Bricklayer 103 Show data context -
  Mason 991 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 5 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 223 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 7 Show data context -
  Plumber 113 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 408 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 95 Show data context 12 Show data context
  French Polisher 18 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 4 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 56 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 8 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 6 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 16 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 3 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 3 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 235 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 57 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 65 Show data context -
  Others 41 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 846 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 108 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 500 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 16 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 143 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sail Maker 79 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 102 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 73 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 13 Show data context -
  Alkali Manufacture 5 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 13 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 13 Show data context 14 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,590 Show data context 395 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 223 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 38 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 20 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Maltster 10 Show data context -
  Brewer 64 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cellarman 28 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 16 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 50 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 6 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 255 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 35 Show data context -
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fishmonger 36 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 28 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Baker 240 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 41 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 90 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 347 Show data context 93 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 357 Show data context 175 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 6 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 4 Show data context 1 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 1 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 15 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 294 Show data context 134 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 756 Show data context 1,639 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Tailor 340 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 1 Show data context 1,328 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 2 Show data context 136 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 327 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 1 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 47 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 2 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 9 Show data context -
  Currier 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 4 Show data context -
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer - 3 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 423 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 1 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Thatcher 3 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 75 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sawyer 115 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 15 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 15 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 74 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 18 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 3,022 Show data context 35 Show data context
  Coal Miner 190 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 2 Show data context -
  Copper Miner 1 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 61 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 193 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 202 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coalheaver 637 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 44 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 8 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 26 Show data context -
  Slate Quarrier 23 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 14 Show data context -
  Limeburner 12 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 55 Show data context -
  Paviour 4 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 4 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 21 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 7 Show data context -
  Platelayer 130 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 129 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 12 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 6 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 18 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 6 Show data context -
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 25 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 286 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 2 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 561 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 100 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 64 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 27 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 68 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 23 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 2 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 24 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 6 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 5,294 Show data context 305 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 100 Show data context 86 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 35 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 60 Show data context 140 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 272 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 25 Show data context -
  General Labourer 3,722 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 590 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 267 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 77 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 123 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 23 Show data context 14 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 7 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 23 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 5 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 525 Show data context 4,296 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 525 Show data context 4,296 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 572 Show data context 13,647 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 50 Show data context 33 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 522 Show data context 13,614 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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