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 Doncaster PLU/RegD Doncaster Tn/CP/AP
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 69 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 18 Show data context -
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Police 25 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 3 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 12 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 6 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 3 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 3 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 174 Show data context 154 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 7 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 7 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 2 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 5 Show data context -
  Barrister, Solicitor 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 31 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 12 Show data context -
  Dentist 4 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 1 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service 1 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 38 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer - 20 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 4 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 4 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 11 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 4 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Architect 5 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 11 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Art Student 3 Show data context -
  Photographer 4 Show data context -
  Actor - 1 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. 84 Show data context 1,211 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 22 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 6 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 31 Show data context 1,007 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 20 Show data context 27 Show data context
  College, Club Service 1 Show data context -
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) - 1 Show data context
  Charwoman - 80 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 2 Show data context 74 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 9 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context 12 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 162 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Merchant 2 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 11 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 10 Show data context -
  Accountant 6 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) - 4 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 77 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bank Service 14 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 6 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 725 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 145 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 51 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 36 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 257 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 8 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 22 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 65 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 41 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 32 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 1 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 59 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 5 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 235 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 160 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Shepherd 2 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 3 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 3 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 51 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 96 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 60 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 7 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 13 Show data context -
  Drover 4 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 2 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 63 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 8 Show data context -
  Printer 39 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 2 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 436 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 57 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 9 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 253 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 78 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saw Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 21 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 2 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 824 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Builder 25 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 248 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 176 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 65 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 15 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 27 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 2 Show data context -
  Plumber 37 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 132 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 58 Show data context 4 Show data context
  French Polisher 5 Show data context -
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 19 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 4 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 2 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 386 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 164 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 132 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 34 Show data context -
  Others 36 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 20 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 3 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 2 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 25 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 2 Show data context -
  Alkali Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Drysalter 1 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 1 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 515 Show data context 91 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 63 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 2 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Maltster 15 Show data context -
  Brewer 31 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cellarman 4 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 2 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 102 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 31 Show data context -
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 8 Show data context -
  Baker 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 18 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 27 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 111 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 81 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 4 Show data context -
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 48 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 3 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 239 Show data context 445 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 6 Show data context
  Tailor 118 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 1 Show data context 392 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress - 28 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Hosier, Haberdasher 6 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 85 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 2 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 3 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 74 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 1 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 21 Show data context -
  Currier 39 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 6 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 97 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Sawyer 45 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 7 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 2 Show data context -
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others 4 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 668 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coal Miner 7 Show data context -
  Mine Service 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coal Merchant 19 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 7 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 16 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 1 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Paviour 1 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 2 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 3 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 7 Show data context -
  Platelayer 34 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 79 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 6 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 183 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 152 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 21 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 11 Show data context -
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 11 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 20 Show data context -
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 47 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 1 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 831 Show data context 69 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 17 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 4 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 40 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 17 Show data context -
  General Labourer 552 Show data context -
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 67 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 65 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 41 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 17 Show data context 12 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 1 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 13 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 1 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 113 Show data context 603 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 113 Show data context 603 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 106 Show data context 3,500 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 7 Show data context -
  [Blank field, or illegible] 99 Show data context 3,500 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:

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(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.)