Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex

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Data for 1881 Sex
1881 Occupational Orders Male Female
General/Local Government 2,014 Show data context 200 Show data context
Defence of the country 1,679 Show data context 0 Show data context
Professionals 5,076 Show data context 5,058 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 6,099 Show data context 40,178 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 5,914 Show data context 147 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 12,089 Show data context 162 Show data context
Agriculture 27,243 Show data context 1,580 Show data context
Animals 1,790 Show data context 7 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 1,633 Show data context 258 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 2,857 Show data context 171 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 17,098 Show data context 404 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 1,886 Show data context 34 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 501 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 695 Show data context 118 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Tobacco and Pipes 193 Show data context 359 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 11,285 Show data context 3,220 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 3,691 Show data context 6,005 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 9,371 Show data context 17,961 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 1,164 Show data context 150 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 3,214 Show data context 871 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 13,931 Show data context 342 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 16,935 Show data context 1,406 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 261 Show data context 117 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 99,017 Show data context 200,791 Show data context
Date: Source:
1881 1881 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 10 , 'Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties'

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This data matrix presents simplified version of the 1881 occupational data, using the 24 'Orders' used in the published reports for 1881, plus an 'Unknown' category. Many of these categories combine 'Workers and Dealers' in different commodities, so it is impossible to distinguish workers in manufacturing and services.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Gloucestershire RegC through time | Industry Statistics | Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10024912/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 06th July 2020