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

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Data for 1881 Sex
1881 Occupational Orders Male
General/Local Government 1,682 Show data context
Defence of the country 939 Show data context
Professionals 7,284 Show data context
Domestic Service or Offices 2,617 Show data context
Commercial Occupations 5,005 Show data context
Conveyance of men, goods and messages 5,945 Show data context
Agriculture 489 Show data context
Animals 552 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Books, Prints and Maps 3,758 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Machines and Implements 2,235 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in House, Furniture and Decorations 11,899 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Carriages and Harnesses 662 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Ships and Boats 63 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Chemicals and Compounds 441 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Tobacco and Pipes 162 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Food and Lodging 6,448 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Textile Fabrics 1,032 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Dress 4,277 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Animal Substances 722 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Vegetable Substances 1,784 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Various Mineral Substances 5,339 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in General or Unspecified Commodities 3,146 Show data context
Workers and Dealers in Refuse Matters 178 Show data context
Persons without Specified Occupations 2,390 Show data context
Unknown Occupation 35,198 Show data context
Date: Source:
1881 1881 Census of Scotland, Ages, Table [32] , 'Occupations of Males and Females at different Ages in each of the Counties of Scotland'

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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, Edinburgh Burgh 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/10359340/cube/OCC_ORDER1881

Date accessed: 19th January 2021