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 60 Show data context 13 Show data context
Defence of the country 79 Show data context
Professionals 162 Show data context 170 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 81 Show data context 1,543 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 107 Show data context 4 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 579 Show data context 3 Show data context
Agriculture 1,421 Show data context 95 Show data context
Animals 288 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 58 Show data context 3 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 521 Show data context 2 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 46 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 66 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 10 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 275 Show data context 109 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 77 Show data context 117 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 215 Show data context 637 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 36 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 105 Show data context 3 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 2,420 Show data context 63 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 529 Show data context 50 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 134 Show data context 1,027 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 147 Show data context 4,734 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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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, St Austell PLU/RegD 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/10085834/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 27th January 2020