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 Lincolnshire RegC Caistor PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 208 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 87 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 37 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Police 61 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 9 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 65 Show data context -
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 7 Show data context -
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 1 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 3 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 2 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 37 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 2 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 11 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 393 Show data context 428 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 52 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 4 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 20 Show data context -
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 35 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 18 Show data context -
  Dentist 10 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 8 Show data context -
  Midwife - 2 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 5 Show data context 97 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 78 Show data context 228 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 4 Show data context 45 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 4 Show data context -
  Author, Editor, Journalist 4 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 2 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 1 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 14 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 2 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 1 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Architect 10 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 38 Show data context 26 Show data context
  Art Student - 1 Show data context
  Photographer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 13 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 2 Show data context -
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 4 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 6 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 594 Show data context 3,249 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 197 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 83 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 259 Show data context 2,890 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context -
  Inn, Hotel Servant 44 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Charwoman - 147 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service - 148 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service - 9 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 481 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Merchant 7 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 32 Show data context -
  Accountant 9 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 31 Show data context -
  Commercial Clerk 314 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 2 Show data context -
  Bank Service 14 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 25 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 2,379 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 36 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 18 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 31 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 224 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 14 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 29 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 182 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 1 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 25 Show data context -
  Navigation Service (on shore) 68 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 1,326 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Pilot 30 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 29 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 268 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 8 Show data context -
  Meter, Weigher 1 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 79 Show data context -
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 9 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 3,864 Show data context 67 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 508 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 161 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 140 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 2,757 Show data context 46 Show data context
  Shepherd 140 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 25 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 3 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 3 Show data context -
  Woodman 35 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 82 Show data context -
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 2,632 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 130 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 9 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 31 Show data context -
  Drover 5 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 16 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 2 Show data context -
  Fisherman 2,432 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 1 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 79 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 3 Show data context -
  Printer 62 Show data context -
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 7 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 222 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 16 Show data context -
  Millwright 13 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 88 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 39 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 3 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 2 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 4 Show data context -
  Domestic Implement Maker 1 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 35 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 1 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 4 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 3 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 3 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 1,420 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Builder 58 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 544 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bricklayer 311 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 75 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Slater, Tiler 23 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 23 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 1 Show data context -
  Plumber 71 Show data context -
  Painter, Glazier 190 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 90 Show data context 1 Show data context
  French Polisher 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 1 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 17 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 4 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 3 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 136 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coachmaker 21 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 6 Show data context -
  Wheelwright 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 37 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 510 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 83 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 249 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 48 Show data context -
  Ship Rigger, Chandler, Fitter 16 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 114 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 71 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 68 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 3 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,399 Show data context 219 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 89 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 6 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Maltster 67 Show data context -
  Brewer 32 Show data context -
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cellarman 2 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 10 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman - 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 240 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 23 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 8 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 327 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 25 Show data context -
  Corn Miller 75 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Baker 67 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 25 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 48 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 267 Show data context 59 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 16 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 264 Show data context 63 Show data context
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Silk Dyer, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 104 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Net Maker 2 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Weaver (undefined) - 1 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 133 Show data context 28 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 569 Show data context 942 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 7 Show data context
  Tailor 221 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 1 Show data context 861 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture - 2 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker - 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 286 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 50 Show data context -
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 2 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 30 Show data context -
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 5 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 8 Show data context -
  Currier 9 Show data context -
  Brush, Broom, Maker 3 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 445 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 1 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 89 Show data context -
  Sawyer 140 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 21 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 7 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 86 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Stationer, Law Stationer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Paper Stainer 1 Show data context -
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 824 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Coal Miner 5 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 35 Show data context -
  Mine Service 2 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 61 Show data context -
  Coalheaver 41 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Limeburner 2 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 117 Show data context -
  Paviour 7 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 4 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 11 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 2 Show data context -
  Platelayer 52 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 49 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Waterworks Service 2 Show data context -
  Others 13 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 6 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 31 Show data context -
  [Steel Manufacture] 1 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 234 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Whitesmith 6 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 47 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Coppersmith] 3 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 42 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 1 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 2,833 Show data context 112 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 64 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 15 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 72 Show data context 25 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 392 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 3 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,593 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 195 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 80 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 389 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 23 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 7 Show data context 27 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 24 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 19 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 1 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 4 Show data context -
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 284 Show data context 2,550 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 284 Show data context 2,550 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 350 Show data context 9,866 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 28 Show data context 10 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 322 Show data context 9,856 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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