Variable : 1881 Occupational Orders

Variables serve as the dimensions of nCubes, and are generally based on the questions on forms such as the census schedule. However, in the aggregate data held in the Vision of Britain system we do not store the individual responses but counts of the number of each kind of response, so variables are made up of categories, such as age groups.

1881 Occupational Orders
Variable (V)
This variable contains the 24 occupational orders used in reporting on the 1881 census, into which the 414 occupation titles listed in the most detailed tabulations were grouped. Note that fifteen of these titles were 'Workers and Dealers in ...', so this classification explicitly mingles workers in manufacturing and in services. We have added a twenty-fifth order, 'Unknown', to cover persons in the enumerators' book data who had an occupation listed but it was either illegible or too obscure to be assigned to any broader category.

Variable " 1881 Occupational Orders " is contained within:

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data:

Entity ID Entity Name
N_OCC_ORDER1881 Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex

Variable Groups, bringing together related variables:

Entity ID Entity Name
VG_OCC Occupation

Variable " 1881 Occupational Orders " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_OCC_RAW1881 1881 Occupational Titles

Categories, defining the values available for each variable :

Entity ID Entity Name
C_OCC_ORDER1881_1 General/Local Government
C_OCC_ORDER1881_2 Defence of the country
C_OCC_ORDER1881_3 Professionals
C_OCC_ORDER1881_4 Domestic Service or Offices
C_OCC_ORDER1881_5 Commercial Occupations
C_OCC_ORDER1881_6 Conveyance of men, goods & messages
C_OCC_ORDER1881_7 Agriculture
C_OCC_ORDER1881_8 Animals
C_OCC_ORDER1881_9 Workers & Dealers in Books, Prints & Maps
C_OCC_ORDER1881_10 Workers & Dealers in Machines & Implements
C_OCC_ORDER1881_11 Workers & Dealers in House, Furniture & Decorations
C_OCC_ORDER1881_12 Workers & Dealers in Carriages & Harnesses
C_OCC_ORDER1881_13 Workers & Dealers in Ships & Boats
C_OCC_ORDER1881_14 Workers & Dealers in Chemicals & Compounds
C_OCC_ORDER1881_15 Workers & Dealers in Tobacco & Pipes
C_OCC_ORDER1881_16 Workers & Dealers in Food & Lodging
C_OCC_ORDER1881_17 Workers & Dealers in Textile Fabrics
C_OCC_ORDER1881_18 Workers & Dealers in Dress
C_OCC_ORDER1881_19 Workers & Dealers in Various Animal Substances
C_OCC_ORDER1881_20 Workers & Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances
C_OCC_ORDER1881_21 Workers & Dealers in Various Mineral Substances
C_OCC_ORDER1881_22 Workers & Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities
C_OCC_ORDER1881_23 Workers & Dealers in Refuse Matters
C_OCC_ORDER1881_24 Persons without Specified Occupations
C_OCC_ORDER1881_25 Unknown Occupation