Variable : 1841 Irish Occupational Categories

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.

1841 Irish Occupational Categories
Variable (V)
This set of nine categories was used in the "General Tables" which presented the main results from the 1841 and 1851 Censuses of Ireland. The Census Commissioners in 1841 justified this classification as follows: "After the fullest consideration we found no classification of persons less objectionable than one which, reverting to the first elements of society, considered every individual as dependent on the mode in which he serves his fellows, or, in other words, as he could minister to the physical or moral wants of others. Thus traders in or manufacturers of food minister to hunger; of clothing, to nakedness; of lodging, &c., to exposure; and of medicine to sickness." The first five categories were grouped as "Ministering to Physical Wants", while Justice, Education and Religion ministered to "Moral Wants".

Variable " 1841 Irish Occupational Categories " is contained within:

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data:

Entity ID Entity Name
N_OCC_IRL1841_SEX Persons aged 15+ by Sex & Irish 1841/51 Occupational Classification

Variable Groups, bringing together related variables:

Entity ID Entity Name
VG_OCC Occupation

Variable " 1841 Irish Occupational Categories " contains:

Categories, defining the values available for each variable :

Entity ID Entity Name
C_OCC_IRL1841_1 Food
C_OCC_IRL1841_2 Clothing
C_OCC_IRL1841_3 Lodging, &c.
C_OCC_IRL1841_4 Health
C_OCC_IRL1841_5 Charity
C_OCC_IRL1841_6 Justice
C_OCC_IRL1841_7 Education
C_OCC_IRL1841_8 Religion
C_OCC_IRL1841_9 Unclassified