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Occupation codes

A list of the occupation codes as used in the 1911 census.

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Code No. Occupation(s)
000Schoolmasters, Teachers, Professors, Lecturers
010 Other Domestic Indoor Servants
020 Charwomen
030 Laundry Workers
040 Washers, Ironers, Manglers(not in Laundries)
050 Commercial or Business Clerks
060 Coachmen (not Domestic); Cabmen
061 Horsekeepers, Grooms, Stablemen (not Dom.)
070 Carmen, Carriers, Carters, Wgnrs. (not Farm)
080 Dock Labourers, Wharf Labourers
090 Messengers, Prtrs, Watchmen (not Rly on Govt.)
100 Famers, Graziers
110 Farmers, Graziers
120 Agricultural Labourers, Farm Servants
130 Agricultural Labourers, Farm Servants
140 Agricultural Labourers, Farm Servants
150 Coal and Shale Mine
160 Coal and Shale Mine
170 Coal and Shale Mine
172 Coal and Shale Mine
180 Ironfounders Moulders, Core Makers
181 Ironfounders Foundry Labourers
182 Ironfounders Fettlers
183 Ironfounders Cupola, Oven
184 Ironfounders others
190 Blacksmiths, Strikers
200 Erectors, Fitters, Turners
201 Erectors, Fitters, Turners
210 Carpenters, Jioners
211 Carpenters, Jioners
220 Bricklayers
230 Bricklayers Labuorers
240 Painters, Decorators
250 Weaving Processes
260 Drapers, Linen Drapers, Mercers
270 Tailors
280 Dressmakers
290 Shirt Makers ; Seamstresses
300 Boot, Shoe
310 Butchers, Meat Salesmen
320 Grocers ; Tea, Coffee, Chocolate
330 General Labourers
340 Engine
350 Retired from Business (not Army or Navy)
360 Pensioners
361 Old Age Pensioners (Occupation or former Occupation not stated).
370 Private Means
380 Students
390 Scholar
401 Post Office
402 Other Post Office Officers and Clerks
403 Postmen
404 Post Office Messengers.
405 Other Civil Service Officers and Clerks
406 Other Cvil Service Messengers.
407 Police
408 Poor Law Service
409 Munic., Parish, and other Local or County Offices
411 Army Officers (Effective)
412 Army Officers (Retired)
413 Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers
414 Officers of the Navy(Effective)
415 Officers of the Navy(Retired)
416 Men of the Navy
417 Officers of the Marines (Effective)
418 Officers of the Marines (Retired)
419 Men of the Marines
421 Clergymen (Established Church)
422 Roman Catholic Priests
423 Ministers, Priests, of other Religious Bodies
424 City Missionaries, Scripture Rdrs, Itin. Preachers
425 Monks, Nuns, Sisters of Charity
426 Church, Chapel, Cemetery
427 Barristers
428 Solicitors
429 Law Clerks
431 Physicians, Surgeons, Registered Practitionerse
432 Dentists (including Assistants)
433 Veterinary Surgeons
434 Midwives
435 Sick Nurses, Invalid Attendants
436 Sick Nurses, Invalid Attendants
437 Sick Nurses, Invalid Attendants
438 Subordinate Medical Service
441 Schoolmasters, Teachers, Professors, Lecturers
442 Schoolmasters, Teachers, Professors, Lecturers
443 Schoolmasters, Teachers, Professors, Lecturers
444 Ohers connected with Education under Local Authorities
445 Ohers connected with Education Schools under Local Authorities
445 Others connected with Education School, Govt. (Army, Navy)
445 Others connected with Education School, Private
445 Others connected with Education Schools, undefined
451 Authors, Editors, Journalists, Reporters
452 Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits
453 Others Connected with Literature
454 Others connected with Literature
456 Civil, Mining
457 Land, House, Ship
458 Professl, Engnrs., Professl. Surveyors
461 Painters, Sculptors, Artists
462 Architects
463 Engravers
464 Photographers
465 Musicians, Music Masters, Singers
466 Actors
467 Actors Theatres
467 Art, Music, Theatre
467 Art, Music, Theatre
467 Art, Music Theatre
469 Performers, Showman; Exhibtn., Games
469 Performers, Showman; Exhibtn., Games
471 Dom, Indoor Servts. In Htls., Ldg. Hs.
475 Day Girls, Day Servants (so returned)
476 Domestic
477 Domestic
478 Domestic Gardeners
479 Gamekeepers
481 College, Club
481 College, Club
482 Hosptl., Institution, Benevolent Socy.
483 Hosptl., Institution, Benevolent Socy.
484 Park, Lodge, Gate
485 Caretakers, Office Keepers (not Government)
486 Cooks (not Domestic)
487 Bath and Wash-house Service
488 Bath and Wash-house Service
489 Others engaged in Service
491 Merchants (commodity undefined)
492 Brokers, Agents, Factors
493 Salesmen, Buyers (not otherwise described)
494 Commercial Travellers
495 Accountants
496 Auctioners, Appraisers, Valuers, House Agents
497 Officers of Commercial Guilds, Societies
501 Bankers; Bank
502 Bill
505 Life, House, Ship, Insurance
506 Insurance Agents
510 Railway
511 Railway Ticket
513 Railway Guards
514 Signalmen
515 Pointsmen, Level Crossing Men
516 Platelayers, Gangers, Packers
517 Railway Labourers (not Rly. Contractors Labs.)
518 Railway Porters
519 Other Railway Servants
521 Livery Stable Keepers; Coach, Cab
522 Motor Garage
523 Motor Car Drivers (not Dom.); Motor Cab Drivers
524 Motor Van Drivers
526 Others Connected with Carrying or Cartage
527 Omnibus Service
528 Omnibus Service
529 Omnibus Service
530 Omnibus Service
531 Local Authority Tramway Service
532 Local Authority Tramway Service
533 Local Authority Tramway Service
534 Other Tramway Service
535 Other Tramway Service
536 Other Tramway Service
537 Other on Roads
541 Merchant Service; Seamen
542 Merchant Service; Seamen
543 Merchant Service; Seamen
544 Pilots; Boatmen on Seas
545 Bargemen, Lightermen, Watermen
546 Navigation Service (on Shore)
547 Navigation Service (on Shore)
551 Harb., Dock, Wharf, Lightho.
552 Harb., Dock, Wharf, Lightho.
554 Harb., Dock, Wharf, Lightho.
556 Warehousemen
557 Coalheavers; Coal
558 Telegraph, Telephone
561 Farm
562 Shepherds
563 Woodmen
564 Nurserymen, Seedsmen, Florists
565 Market Gardeners (including Labourers)
566 Other Gardeners (not Domestic)
568 Othes engaged in or connected with Agric.
571 Fishermen
581 Coke Burners
582 Patent Fuel Manufacture
583 Iron
584 Copper Miners
585 Tin Miners
586 Lead Miners
587 Miners in other Minerals
588 Mettalliferous Mine
589 Mettalliferous Mine
590 Stone, Slate, Mine or Quarry Owners, Agents, Managers
591 Sone
592 Stone
593 Slate
594 Slate Workers
595 Limeburners
596 Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk
597 Other Workers in Products of Quarries
598 Coal, Coke
599 Dealers in Stone, Slate
601 Pig Iron manufacture (Blast Furnaces)
602 Puddling Furnaces; Iron and Steel Rolling Mills
603 Tube Manufacture
604 Steel
610 Galvanized Sheet Manufacture
611 Tinplate Manufacture
612 Copper Manufacture
613 Lead Manufacture
614 Zinc Manufacture
615 Brass, Bronze
616 Manufacture of other or unspecified Metals
620 Patternmakers
621 Millwrights
622 Brassfounders
623 Brass Finishers
624 Coppersmiths
625 Metal Machinist
626 Labourers (undefined) in Engineering Works
627 Boilers Makers
628 Other or undef. Wkrs. In Engine and Machine Mkg. In Textile Machinery Fittings
629 Other or undef. Wkrs. In Engine and Machine Mkg. In Textile Machinery Fittings, Engineering Works ( Government )
629 Other or undef. Wkrs. In Engine and Machine Mkg. In Textile Machinery Fittings, Engineering Works (not Rly. Or Govt. )
629 Other or undef. Wkrs. In Engine and Machine Mkg. In Textile Machinery Fittings, Engineering Works ( Railway )
629 Other or undef. Wkrs. In Engine and Machine Mkg. In Textile Machinery Fittings, Others
633 Electrical Cable Manufacture
634 Electric Lamp Manufacture
635 Other Electrical Apparatus Makers; Elec. Fitters
636 Other Electrical Apparatus Makers; Elec. Fitters
637 Electricians (undefined)
644 Tool Makers
645 File Makers
646 Saw Makers
647 Cutlers ; Scissors Makers
648 Needle, Pin
649 Steel Pen Makers
650 Roller Engrvrs., Block Cutters (for Text, Prntg)
651 Type
652 Die, Seal, Coin, Medal
652 Die, Seal, Coin, Medal
653 Gunsmiths, Gun Manufacturers
654 Gunsmiths, Gun Manufacturers
655 Sword, Bayonet
661 Nail Manufacture
662 Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple
663 Anchor, Chain
664 Stove, Grate, Range, Fire Iron
665 Bedstead Makers (Iron or Brass)
666 Wire
667 Lock, Key
668 Gas Fittings Makers
669 Lamp, Lantern, Candlestick
671 White Metal, Plated
672 Tinplate Goods Makers
673 Copper Workers
674 Leaden Goods Makers
675 Zinc Workers
676 Brass, Bronze
677 Other Iron Goods Makers
678 Iron Workers (undefined)
679 Other Metal Workers
680 Ship Painters
681 Ship
682 Ship
683 Shipwrights
684 Ship
685 Shipyard Labourers (undefined)
686 Others in Ship and Boat Building
686 Others in Ship and Boat Building Ship and Boat (Government)
691 Railway
692 Railway
693 Tram Car Makers
694 Cycle Makers
695 Motor Car Chassis Makers
696 Motor Car Body Makers
698 Wheelwirghts
699 Others in Constraction of Vehicles
701 Iron Mongers; Hardware
702 Other Dealers in Metals, Machines
711 Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers
712 Lapidaries and other Workers
713 Watchmakers, Clockmakers
714 Scientific Instrument Makers; Opticians
715 Photographic Apparatus Makers
716 Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Makers
717 Surgical Dental Instrument Apparatus Makers
721 Piano, Organ
722 Other Musical Instrument Makers
723 Fishing Tackle, Toy, Game Apparatus
726 Dealers in Precious Metals, Jewellery, Watches
727 Dealers in Instrument, Toys
730 Architectural, Monumental
731 Builders
732 Builders Labourers
733 Masons
734 Masons Labourers
735 Slaters, Tilers
736 Plasterers
737 Plasterers Labourers
738 Paperhangers, Whitewashers
739 Monumental Masons
740 Glaziers
741 Plumbers
742 Gasfitters
743 Locksmiths, Bellhangers
744 Railway, Canal, Harbour
745 Navvies; Railway, Contractors Labourers
746 Well, Mine
747 Road
748 Paviours : Road Labourers
749 Paviours : Road Labourers
751 Cabinet Makers
752 French Polishers
753 Upholsterers
754 House and Shop Fittings Makers
755 Undertakers ; Funeral Furniture Makers
756 Wood Carvers ; Carvers and Gilders
757 Willow Carvers, Rush
758 Dealers in Works of Art
759 Furniture Dealers
761 Sawyers ; Wood Cutting Machinists
762 Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle
763 Wood Turners
764 Wooden Box, Packing Case
765 Coopers; Hoop
766 Cork, Bark
767 Other Workers in Wood
768 Timber, Wood, Cork, Bark
771 Brick, Paint Tile, Terra-Cotta
772 Plaster, Cement
773 Earthenware, China, Porcelain
774 Sheet, Plate
775 Glass Bottle Manufacture
776 Other Workers in Glass Manufacture
777 Brick, Cement
778 Earthenware, China, Glass
780 Dye, Paint, Ink, Blacking
781 Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance
782 Gunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance
783 Cartridge, Fireworks, Explosive Article
784 Cartridge, Fireworks, Explosive Article
785 Lucifer Match Manufacture
786 Salt Makers
787 Manufacturing Chemists
788 Alkali Manufacture
789 Chemist, Druggists
791 Oil
792 Candle, Grease
793 Soap
794 Manure Manufacture
795 India Rubber, Gutta Percha _ Workers
796 Waterproof Goods Makers
797 Glue, Size, Varnish
798 Oil and Colourmen
799 Other Dealers of Order 15
801 Furriers, Skinners
802 Tanners
803 Curriers
804 Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap, Makers
805 Saddlers; Harness, Whip
807 Brush, Broom
808 Quill, Feather
809 Dealers in Skins, Leather, Hair, and Feathers
810 Paper Manufacture
811 Paper Manufacture
812 Paper Stainers
813 Stationery Manufacture
814 Envelope Makers
815 Paper Bag Makers
816 Cardboard Box Makers
817 Other workers in Paper
818 Stationers, Law Stationers
819 Other Dealers in Paper
820 Printers
821 Printers
822 Printers
823 Printers
824 Printers
825 Lithographers ; Copper;Steel Plate Printers
826 Bookbinders
827 Book, Print
828 Newspaper Publishers
829 Newspaper Agents, News Room Keepers
830 Cotton
831 Cotton
832 Spinning Processes
833 Winding, Warping, Processes
834 Workers in other Processes
835 Workers undefined
836 Fustian Cutting
841 Wool
842 Wool
843 Wool and Worsted
844 Wool and Worsted
845 Wool and Worsted
846 Wool and Worsted
851 Silk
852 Silk
853 Silk
854 Silk
861 Flax, Linen
862 Hemp Manufacture
863 Jute Manufacture
864 Cocoa Fibre Manufacture
865 Rope, Twine, Cord
866 Mat Makers
867 Canvas, Sailcloth, Sacking, Net
870 Thread Manufacture
871 Hosiery Manufacture
872 Lace Manufacture
873 Elastic Web Manufacture
874 Carpet, Rug, Felt
875 Smallware Manufacture
876 Fancy Goods (Textlie), Manufacture
877 Weavers of Sundry Fabrics and undefined
878 Others Workers in Sundry Fabrics and undefined
879 Clothiers, Outfitters
879 Factory Hand (Textile) Undefined
881 Textile Bleachers
882 Textile Printers
883 Textile Dyers
884 Textile
884 Textile
886 Other Dealers in Textile Fabrics
890 Straw Plait Manufacture
891 Straw Hat, Straw Bonnet
892 Felt Hat Manufacture
893 Makers of Cloth Hats and Caps
894 Makers of other Hats and Casps
895 Milliners
896 Hat, Bonnet, Straw Plait
898 Stay, Corset
899 Button Makers
900 Glove Makers
901 Hosiers, Haberdashers
902 Slipper Makers
903 Patten, Clog
904 Boot, Shoe, Patten, Clog
905 Artificial Flower Makers
906 Wig Makers ; Hairdressers
907 Umbrella, Parasol, Stick
908 Other Workers in Dress
909 Other Dealers in Dress
915 Creamery Workers
916 Milksellers, Dairymen
917 Provision Curers
918 Cheesemongers, Buttermen, Provision Dealers
919 Slaughterers
921 Fish Curers
922 Fishmongers, Poulterers, Game Dealers
923 Millers ; Cereal Food Manufacture
924 Corn, Flour, Seed
925 Bread, Biscuit,. Cake
926 Bakers, Confectioners (Dealers)
927 Sugar Refiners
928 Jam, Preserve, Sweet
929 Chocolate, Cocoa
931 Greengrocers, Fruiterers
932 Ginger Beer, Mineral Water
933 Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle
934 Other Dealer in Food
935 Tobacco Manufacture
936 Tobacconists
937 Maltsters
938 Brewers
939 Distillers ; Spirit Manufacture
941 Railway
942 Railway
943 Railway
944 Railway
945 Railway
947 Railway
948 Railway
949 Railway
950 Local Authority Gas Works Service
951 Local Authority Gas Works Service
952 Other Gas Works Service
953 Other Gas Works Service
954 Local Authority Waterworks Service
955 Other Waterworks Service
956 Local Authority Electricity Supply
957 Local Authority Electricity Supply
958 Other Electricity Supply
959 Other Electricity Supply
961 Local Authority Drainage and Sanitary Service
962 Other Drainage and Sanitary Service
963 Local Authy. Scavenging and Disposal of Refuse
964 Other Scavenging and Disposal of refuse
967 Coach, Carriage
970 Circular, Envelope
971 Advertising, Bill Posting
972 Bill Posters
973 Sandwichmen, Bill Distributors
974 Cattle, Sheep, Pig
975 Drovers, Lairmen
976 Dog, Bird, Animal
977 Knackers ; Catsmeat Dealers
980 Celluloid
981 Tobacco Pipe, Snuff-box
982 Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoiseshell
983 Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth
984 Japanners
985 Chimney Sweeps
986 Rag
987 Other Workers in Sundry Industries
988 Other Dealers in Sundry Industries
989 Recvg. Shop, Recvg. Office
990 Multiple Shop, Multiple Store
991 Genrl, or Unclassified Shopkprs,; Genrl. Dealers
992 Pawnbrokers
993 Costermongers, Hawkers, Street Sellers
994 Contrs., Manufrs., Mngrs., Superintndnts. (undf.)
995 News
996 Artizans, Mechanics, Apprentices (undefined)
997 Factory
998 Machinists, Machine Workers (undefined)

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