Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex

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Data for 1881 Sex
1881 Occupational Orders Male Female
General/Local Government 13 Show data context
Defence of the country 1 Show data context
Professionals 14 Show data context 18 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 26 Show data context 150 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 10 Show data context
Transport & Comm. 32 Show data context 2 Show data context
Agriculture 305 Show data context 7 Show data context
Animals 12 Show data context
Wkrs in Machines & Implements 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Wkrs in House, Furniture & Decorations 47 Show data context
Wkrs in Carriages & Harnesses 15 Show data context
Wkrs in Chemicals & Compounds 1 Show data context
Wkrs in Food & Lodging 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
Wkrs in Textile Fabrics 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
Wkrs in Dress 18 Show data context 25 Show data context
Wkrs in Var. Vegetable Substances 6 Show data context
Wkrs in Var. Mineral Substances 30 Show data context
Wkrs in General or Unspecified Commodities 39 Show data context 3 Show data context
Wkrs in Refuse Matters 2 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 20 Show data context 147 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 2 Show data context 331 Show data context
Date: Source:
1881 1881 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 10, 'Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties'


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1881 Matthew Woollard (History Data Service, UK Data Archive, University of Essex). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: Statistics derived from the 1881 microdata for individual localities may be reproduced provided the contributors are acknowledged.


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This data matrix presents simplified version of the 1881 occupational data, using the 24 'Orders' used in the published reports for 1881, plus an 'Unknown' category. Many of these categories combine 'Workers and Dealers' in different commodities, so it is impossible to distinguish workers in manufacturing and services.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Penkridge Tn/CP/AP/Ch through time | Industry Statistics | Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10291343/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 23rd February 2017