Occupational Statistics (Before 1914)

While data on demographic variables appears in remarkably similar form in successive censuses, occupational data varied greatly both in terms of reporting units and in how occupations were classified. This explains the number of separate tables listed here.

Because of the large number of occupational tables, they are divided between two sections. This section holds data for the pre-World War I period, when the same table attempted to cover both occupations, meaning what individual workers did, and industries, defined in terms of what business a worker's employer was in.


Tables within section:

TableTypeContents
occ_1841 Raw Data 1841 occupational statistics for counties, selected towns and county residuals.
occ_1841_codebook Codebook Applies various classifications to 1841 occupation data, including Booth-Armstrong, RG Social Class and SIC2007
occ_1851_ew Raw Data 1851 occupational statistics for registration counties in England and Wales.
occ_1861_codebook Codebook Codebook organising 1861 occupations into classes and orders, and mapping to SIC2007
occ_1861_ew Raw Data 1861 occupational statistics for males and females over 20 in Registration Districts in England and Wales.
occ_1861_s Raw Data 1861 occupational statistics for the counties and towns of Scotland.
occ_1861_s_codebook Codebook Codebook organising 1861 Scottish occupations into classes and orders, and mapping to SIC2007
occ_1871_ew Raw Data 1871 occupational statistics for registration districts in England and Wales.
occ_1881 Raw Data 1881 occupational/age data for parishes and sub-districts, from microdata.
occ_1881_age_groups Codebook Definitions of the age groups appearing in occ_1881.
occ_1881_codebook Codebook Occupational categories appearing in occ_1881.
occ_1881_ew_cnty Raw Data 1881 occupational statistics for the counties of England and Wales.
occ_1881_no_age Raw Data 1881 occupational data for parishes and sub-districts, from microdata.
occ_1881_places Gazetteer Names of Districts, sub-Districts and parishes appearing in occ_1881.
occ_1881_regc_codes Gazetteer Names of Registration Counties appearing in occ_1881.
occ_1881_s Raw Data 1881 occupational statistics for the counties and burghs of Scotland.
occ_1881_s_codebook Codebook Occupational categories appearing in occ_1881_s (Scotland).
occ_1891 Raw Data 1891 occupational statistics for counties in England and Wales.
occ_1911_codebook Codebook Codebook mapping categories used in the 1911 Occupation Tables to other classifications.
occ_1911_lg_t Raw Data Occupational statistics for counties and large towns in 1911
occ_1911_s Raw Data Occupational statistics for Scottish counties and large towns in 1911
occ_1911_s_codebook Codebook Codebook mapping categories used in the Scottish 1911 Occupation Tables to other classifications.
occ_1911_sic2007 Derived 1911 Occupation Statistics reorganised to 2007 Standard Industrial Classification
occ_1911_sm_f Raw Data 1911 Female occupational statistics for local government districts
occ_1911_sm_m Raw Data 1911 Male Occupational Statistics for towns over 5,000 population