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 Birmingham PLU/Inc/RegD St Thomas SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 123 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 49 Show data context -
  Police 32 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 12 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 16 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 1 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 6 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 1 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 5 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 3 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 311 Show data context 194 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 2 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 2 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 36 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 16 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Midwife - 1 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 5 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 30 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 7 Show data context 21 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 6 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 5 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 4 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 17 Show data context -
  Architect 3 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 56 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Art Student 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Photographer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Actor 20 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 13 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 10 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 272 Show data context 2,007 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 19 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 29 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 37 Show data context 1,359 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 151 Show data context 154 Show data context
  College, Club Service 7 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 11 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 6 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Charwoman - 184 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 5 Show data context 245 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 4 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 2 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 477 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Merchant 10 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 3 Show data context -
  Accountant 10 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 7 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 97 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 296 Show data context 40 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 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 788 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 10 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 10 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 5 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 112 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 1 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 13 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 87 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 142 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 1 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 7 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 62 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 3 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 2 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 56 Show data context 102 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 262 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 14 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 74 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 5 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Woodman 2 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 3 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 48 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 62 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 59 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 1 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 219 Show data context 72 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 15 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer - 1 Show data context
  Bookbinder 23 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Printer 131 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 44 Show data context -
  Map and Print - Colourer, Seller 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 662 Show data context 271 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 3 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 109 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 6 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 1 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 101 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 9 Show data context -
  File Maker 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saw Maker 5 Show data context -
  Pin Maker 1 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Steel Pen Maker 8 Show data context 199 Show data context
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 8 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 76 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 48 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 12 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 71 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler 12 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 2 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Toy Maker, Dealer - 2 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,542 Show data context 184 Show data context
  Builder 59 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpenter, Joiner 255 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 262 Show data context -
  Mason 80 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 43 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 50 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 16 Show data context -
  Plumber 75 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 279 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 176 Show data context 32 Show data context
  French Polisher 18 Show data context 129 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 13 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 77 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Wood Carver 17 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 70 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 3 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 6 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker - 1 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 352 Show data context 150 Show data context
  Coachmaker 80 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 28 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 231 Show data context 147 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 53 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 37 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 29 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 25 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 841 Show data context 242 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 87 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 3 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 20 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Maltster 23 Show data context -
  Brewer 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 43 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Cellarman 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 37 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 138 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 40 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 12 Show data context -
  Baker 119 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 33 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 56 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 1 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 129 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 196 Show data context 139 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture - 6 Show data context
  Ribbon Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 6 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller 2 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others working and Dealing in Hemp 1 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 157 Show data context 77 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 8 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 890 Show data context 1,583 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tailor 314 Show data context 272 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 6 Show data context 720 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 2 Show data context 141 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 24 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 1 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 44 Show data context 163 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 417 Show data context 144 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 35 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 19 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 4 Show data context 12 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 198 Show data context 82 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 2 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 2 Show data context -
  Currier 41 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 30 Show data context 31 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 56 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 243 Show data context 211 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 2 Show data context -
  Japanner 22 Show data context 56 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 39 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 17 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Sawyer 20 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 51 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 34 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker - 1 Show data context
  Paper Stainer - 2 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 5 Show data context 96 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 9 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 2,806 Show data context 683 Show data context
  Coal Miner 3 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 1 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 45 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Coalheaver 66 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Works Service 9 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 2 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Limeburner 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 3 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Paviour 9 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 53 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 3 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 9 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 85 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 14 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 7 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 219 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 34 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Lapidary 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context 22 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 321 Show data context 33 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 60 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Blacksmith 129 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 3 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 18 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 52 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 33 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 13 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 148 Show data context 68 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 24 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 65 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 788 Show data context 47 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 43 Show data context 175 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 136 Show data context 60 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 58 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 21 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 188 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker 18 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Others 54 Show data context 11 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 640 Show data context 272 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 37 Show data context 84 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 15 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 59 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 1 Show data context -
  General Labourer 262 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 75 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 120 Show data context 56 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 54 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 41 Show data context -
  Town Drainage Service 9 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 26 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 5 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 108 Show data context 669 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 108 Show data context 669 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 71 Show data context 4,812 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 18 Show data context 10 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 53 Show data context 4,802 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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