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 2,471 Show data context 210 Show data context
Defence of the country 9,626 Show data context 1 Show data context
Professionals 5,875 Show data context 4,948 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 9,916 Show data context 46,620 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 7,377 Show data context 182 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods & messages 7,839 Show data context 85 Show data context
Agriculture 21,322 Show data context 570 Show data context
Animals 1,728 Show data context 5 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Books, Prints & Maps 1,227 Show data context 93 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Machines & Implements 1,144 Show data context 43 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in House, Furniture & Decorations 17,528 Show data context 214 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Carriages & Harnesses 1,374 Show data context 11 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Ships & Boats 146 Show data context 1 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Chemicals & Compounds 488 Show data context 47 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Tobacco & Pipes 183 Show data context 59 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Food & Lodging 10,445 Show data context 1,472 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Textile Fabrics 1,425 Show data context 939 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Dress 4,029 Show data context 6,798 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Various Animal Substances 686 Show data context 18 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 1,828 Show data context 348 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 6,493 Show data context 129 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 14,635 Show data context 699 Show data context
Workers & Dealers in Refuse Matters 242 Show data context 12 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 90,985 Show data context 178,474 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, Surrey RegC through time | Industry Statistics | Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 'Orders', plus sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10054760/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 21st July 2024