Persons aged 15+ by Sex & Irish 1841/51 Occupational Classification

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Data for 1851 Sex
1841 Irish Occupational Categories Male Female
Food 1,269,841 Show data context 174,993 Show data context
Clothing 164,511 Show data context 372,485 Show data context
Lodging, &c. 136,993 Show data context 6,032 Show data context
Health 3,714 Show data context 3,419 Show data context
Charity 982 Show data context 916 Show data context
Justice 26,723 Show data context 130 Show data context
Education 10,402 Show data context 6,960 Show data context
Religion 6,994 Show data context
Unclassified 179,033 Show data context 279,211 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 1851 Census of Ireland, General, Table 1 , 'General Table.'

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While the 1841 Census of Great Britain made no attempt to classify occupations, and consequently listed occupations for the main towns only, the Irish Census of 1841 constructed a simple 8-way classification organised around different human needs, or "Wants". This enabled the Census to present occupational information for every parish. The same classification was used in 1851.

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Date accessed: 30th May 2024