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 49 Show data context 8 Show data context
Defence of the country 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
Professionals 87 Show data context 112 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 120 Show data context 887 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 40 Show data context 5 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 100 Show data context
Agriculture 1,909 Show data context 64 Show data context
Animals 189 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 6 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 95 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 220 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 248 Show data context 39 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 15 Show data context 26 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 105 Show data context 211 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 35 Show data context 143 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 65 Show data context 13 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 234 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 671 Show data context 25 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 9 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 69 Show data context 832 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 71 Show data context 2,205 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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Thetford PLU/RegD 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/10208531/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 28th July 2021