1881 Census of England and Wales, Tables: Ages, Condition as to Marriage, Occupations and Birthplaces of people, Table 10 : " Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties".

List Nottinghamshire RegC Worksop PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 60 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 2 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 22 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 6 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 6 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 4 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 139 Show data context 163 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 24 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 2 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 6 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 3 Show data context -
  Theological Student 1 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 3 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 5 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 9 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 13 Show data context -
  Dentist 1 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 3 Show data context -
  Midwife - 2 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service - 29 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 32 Show data context 105 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 1 Show data context 17 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 5 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 2 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 7 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Architect 2 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Photographer 2 Show data context -
  Actor 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 1 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 1 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 212 Show data context 1,274 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 87 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 50 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 68 Show data context 1,133 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) - 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 7 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) - 1 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) - 1 Show data context
  Charwoman - 59 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service - 67 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Merchant 1 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 10 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 14 Show data context -
  Accountant 4 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 10 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 49 Show data context -
  Bank Service 6 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 229 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 4 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 1 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 6 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper - 2 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 2 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 31 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 62 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 8 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 16 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 2 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) - 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 20 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 3 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 1,848 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 251 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 105 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 46 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 1,188 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Shepherd 56 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 3 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 9 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 2 Show data context -
  Woodman 60 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 6 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 122 Show data context 1 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 153 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 87 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 4 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 7 Show data context -
  Drover 1 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 53 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Printer 10 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 1 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 9 Show data context -
  Millwright 8 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 20 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 15 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 11 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 5 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 1 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 654 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Builder 14 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 214 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 78 Show data context -
  Mason 174 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 1 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 9 Show data context -
  Plumber 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 74 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 46 Show data context 3 Show data context
  French Polisher 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 12 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 3 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 83 Show data context -
  Coachmaker 17 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 3 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 38 Show data context -
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 23 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 1 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 27 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 17 Show data context -
  Manufacturing Chemist 10 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 1 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 445 Show data context 54 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 51 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper - 3 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Maltster 87 Show data context -
  Brewer 15 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cellarman 2 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 1 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 93 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Fishmonger 7 Show data context -
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Corn Miller 30 Show data context -
  Baker 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 101 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 37 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 27 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 176 Show data context 325 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Tailor 82 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker - 294 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 13 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 86 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 5 Show data context -
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 5 Show data context -
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Currier 2 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 166 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 5 Show data context -
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Sawyer 79 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 44 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 8 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 2,556 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Coal Miner 2,020 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 17 Show data context -
  Mine Service 14 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 11 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 17 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 15 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 121 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Limeburner 8 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 40 Show data context -
  Paviour 3 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 7 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 1 Show data context -
  Platelayer 28 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 26 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 26 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 3 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 143 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 2 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 665 Show data context 24 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 15 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 18 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 3 Show data context -
  Contractor (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  General Labourer 518 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 86 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 3 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 2 Show data context -
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 1 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 1 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 69 Show data context 1,026 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 69 Show data context 1,026 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 77 Show data context 4,180 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 6 Show data context -
  [Blank field, or illegible] 71 Show data context 4,180 Show data context

Notes:

The following notes to the table appeared in the original report.

1 This table is a very special case: The original Table 10 as published by Division in the 1881 census reports was limited to data for Registration Divisions, their component Registration Counties, and just those Urban Sanitary Districts with populations of over 50,000. Data presented here for counties and higher-level units are taken from the published reports, as usual, but we also include in A Vision of Britain through Time data for Registration Districts, sub-Districts and Civil Parishes which never appeared in the original reports. These were specially created for us by the History Data Service at the University of Essex and derive from the complete transcription of the individual-level Enumerators Book data coordinated by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
2 In creating these data, each occupation listed in the enumerators books has been assigned as far as possible to the relevant category used in the published reports, but some additional categories with labels in square brackets unavoidably appear. Unlike the published statistics for higher-level units, these specially-calculated data for districts and parishes include persons under 15 or over 65. For these and other reasons, no attempt has been made to ensure that county totals for the districts or parishes match the published county totals. The remaining notes are those that appeared below the original published table.
3 NOTE.--Persons returned as engaged in more than one occupation have been referred to the one that appeared to be of most importance; or if there was no difference in this respect, to the one first given by the person in his or her return. In some cases special rules have been followed: e.g. "Clergyman and Schoolmaster" in combination has always been referred to "Schoolmaster"; a Member of Parliament or Peer engaged in any branch of commerce or industry has always been referred to this latter, not to "Peer, M.P.".
4 The numbers returned under any heading include Labourers, Apprentices, and Assistants, as well as Masters, but not Clerks, Messengers, Errand boys, Porters, or Watchmen, for which occupations there are special headings. Civil, Military, and Naval Clerks, Law, Bank, Insurance, and Railway Clerks, and Government and Railway Porters, are, however, exceptions to this rule. Many young persons, being Apprentices or Assistants, have therefore been referred to occupations usually followed by adults. Women also, chiefly widows or orphans carrying on the business of their deceased husbands or fathers, will sometimes be found under occupations commonly followed by men only.
5 Persons returned as retired from any business have not been referred to that business. Inmates of workhouses have been referred to their trades, unless their age or infirmities showed that they were past work. But persons who might be supposed to be only temporarily separated from their usual employment, such as Prisoners, and Patients in General Hospitals, have been classed under their usual occupations.
6 In some cases, for convenience of space, the male designation, e.g. "Schoolmaster", alone is given, instead of "Schoolmaster, Schoolmistress".

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Acknowledgments:

We are grateful to the following contributors. If you make use of the data in your own work, please follow any instructions given here on acknowledgment and re-use.

(1) Kevin Schurer (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)

(2) Matthew Woollard (UK Data Service, University of Essex). Role: editor. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)