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 903 Show data context 34 Show data context
Defence of the country 8,833 Show data context 51 Show data context
Professionals 909 Show data context 982 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 689 Show data context 7,428 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 815 Show data context 34 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 6,040 Show data context 28 Show data context
Agriculture 452 Show data context 13 Show data context
Animals 235 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 301 Show data context 31 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 1,274 Show data context 21 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 4,178 Show data context 59 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 217 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 3,181 Show data context 11 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 112 Show data context 3 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Tobacco and Pipes 54 Show data context 22 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 2,698 Show data context 694 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 335 Show data context 294 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 1,383 Show data context 4,418 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 82 Show data context 18 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 385 Show data context 94 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 1,907 Show data context 36 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 3,615 Show data context 203 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 40 Show data context 5 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 851 Show data context 5,988 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 343 Show data context 17,770 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.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PLU/PLPar/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/10154984/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 22nd November 2019