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 135 Show data context 11 Show data context
Defence of the country 76 Show data context
Professionals 357 Show data context 302 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 483 Show data context 3,007 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 428 Show data context 13 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 664 Show data context 6 Show data context
Agriculture 2,646 Show data context 184 Show data context
Animals 106 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 73 Show data context 3 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 226 Show data context 7 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 1,145 Show data context 12 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 152 Show data context 10 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 4 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 41 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Tobacco and Pipes 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 947 Show data context 256 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 4,711 Show data context 7,019 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 577 Show data context 771 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 49 Show data context 7 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 155 Show data context 66 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 1,452 Show data context 18 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 1,085 Show data context 141 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 261 Show data context 2,149 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 114 Show data context 5,529 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, Macclesfield 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/10111870/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 06th December 2019