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 Birmingham PLU/Inc/RegD St Martin SubD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 44 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 12 Show data context -
  Police 19 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 5 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 2 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 5 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 1 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 174 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 1 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 1 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 1 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 1 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 12 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 5 Show data context -
  Dentist 3 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 5 Show data context -
  Subordinate Medical Service 4 Show data context 27 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 18 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 4 Show data context 8 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 2 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 1 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 8 Show data context -
  Engraver (artist) 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sculptor 1 Show data context -
  Architect 1 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 52 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Photographer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 7 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 1 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 208 Show data context 1,570 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 20 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 13 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 32 Show data context 1,043 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 125 Show data context 105 Show data context
  College, Club Service 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 215 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 2 Show data context 198 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 2 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 6 Show data context -
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 326 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Merchant 6 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 4 Show data context -
  Accountant 1 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 102 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 175 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Bank Service 2 Show data context -
  Bill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance Agent 1 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 5 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 750 Show data context 120 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 7 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 5 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 4 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 111 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 87 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 182 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 6 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 6 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 26 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 4 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 51 Show data context 111 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 245 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 6 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 78 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Farm Bailiff 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Woodman 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 2 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 42 Show data context 2 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 180 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 10 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 111 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 8 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 19 Show data context -
  Drover 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 222 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 27 Show data context 38 Show data context
  Printer 137 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 740 Show data context 235 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 62 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Millwright 3 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 84 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 5 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 108 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  File Maker 17 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 9 Show data context -
  Pin Maker 3 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Needle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Steel Pen Maker 5 Show data context 109 Show data context
  Pencil Maker (Wood) 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Domestic Implement Maker 26 Show data context 49 Show data context
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 69 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 31 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 10 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Surgical Instrument Maker 4 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 180 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Sword, Bayonet - Maker, Cutler 4 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 3 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 15 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Fishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,519 Show data context 211 Show data context
  Builder 35 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 185 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 378 Show data context -
  Mason 40 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 56 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 10 Show data context -
  Plumber 39 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 232 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 230 Show data context 25 Show data context
  French Polisher 20 Show data context 155 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 14 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 74 Show data context 1 Show data context
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Funeral Furniture Maker, Undertaker 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Wood Carver 18 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 94 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dealer in Works of Art 3 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 370 Show data context 85 Show data context
  Coachmaker 127 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 8 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bicycle, Tricycle - Maker, Dealer 11 Show data context -
  Others 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 187 Show data context 83 Show data context
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sail Maker 2 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 43 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 34 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 33 Show data context 70 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 30 Show data context 66 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,168 Show data context 278 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 128 Show data context 24 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 11 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 25 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Maltster 8 Show data context -
  Brewer 66 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 49 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Cellarman 9 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Milkseller, Dairyman 23 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 1 Show data context -
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 250 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 44 Show data context 33 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 16 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Fishmonger 75 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 5 Show data context -
  Baker 139 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 49 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 91 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Sugar Refiner 4 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 136 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 107 Show data context 119 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer - 4 Show data context
  Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre Manufacture 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Mat Maker, Seller - 2 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 74 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer - 4 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 1 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,007 Show data context 1,465 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 14 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 3 Show data context
  Tailor 242 Show data context 238 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 5 Show data context 492 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 4 Show data context 114 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 12 Show data context 34 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 5 Show data context
  Button Maker, Dealer 79 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 559 Show data context 170 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 46 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 27 Show data context 220 Show data context
  Accoutrement Maker 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 7 Show data context 17 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 251 Show data context 120 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 12 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 39 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 18 Show data context -
  Currier 45 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 21 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 88 Show data context 84 Show data context
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 254 Show data context 234 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 4 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Japanner 17 Show data context 56 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others 3 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 40 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Sawyer 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 4 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 60 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 12 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Stainer - 9 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker - 98 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Others 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 3,268 Show data context 955 Show data context
  Coal Miner 4 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 3 Show data context -
  Mine Service 1 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 3 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 45 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Coalheaver 24 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 2 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Slate Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 7 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Paviour 8 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Platelayer 5 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 9 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Glass Manufacture 57 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 9 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 1 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 138 Show data context 51 Show data context
  Gold, Silver, Beater 6 Show data context -
  Lapidary 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Others 6 Show data context 9 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 340 Show data context 42 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 55 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Blacksmith 217 Show data context -
  Whitesmith 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Nail Manufacture 97 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 11 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 37 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 134 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Copper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 26 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 168 Show data context 134 Show data context
  Zinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 76 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 1,020 Show data context 92 Show data context
  Metal Burnisher, Lacquerer 49 Show data context 164 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 107 Show data context 75 Show data context
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 129 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 45 Show data context 158 Show data context
  Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick Maker 138 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Clasp, Buckle, Hinge Maker 29 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Fancy Chain, Gilt Toy Maker 13 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Others 90 Show data context 7 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 1,084 Show data context 590 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 76 Show data context 90 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 27 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 183 Show data context 167 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 2 Show data context -
  General Labourer 471 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 67 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 154 Show data context 120 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 6 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 62 Show data context 112 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 24 Show data context 67 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 3 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 20 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 3 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 174 Show data context 553 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 174 Show data context 553 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 176 Show data context 5,440 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 20 Show data context 8 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 156 Show data context 5,432 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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