Males aged 20 and over, in 9 occupational categories

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1831 Occupational Categories 1831
Farmers employing Labourers 4,361 Show data context
Farmers not employing Labourers 2,152 Show data context
Agricultural Labourers 36,113 Show data context
Manufacturing 476 Show data context
Retail and Handicrafts 34,257 Show data context
Capitalists, Professionals 5,503 Show data context
Labourers (non-agricultural) 15,245 Show data context
Servants 2,978 Show data context
Other 14,570 Show data context
Date: Source:
1831 1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of answers, Table [1] , 'Population Abstract'


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1831 David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.


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The only information provided by the first three censuses was a three-way categorisation of families. In 1831, this more detailed categorisation was published, although it was limited to males aged 20 and over (although numbers of male servants under 20, and of female servants, were also listed). These are the most detailed parish-level occupational data ever published by the census. Information on the precise occupations of workers in retail trade and handicrafts was also published at county-level.

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Date accessed: 24th September 2023