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Census of England and Wales


This space to filled up by the Enumerator.
Number of Registration District
Number of Registration Sub-District
Number of Enumeration District

Name of the Head of the Family or Separate Occupier
Postal Address

This Schedule must be filled up and signed by, or on behalf of, the Head of the Family or other person in occupation, or in charge of the dwelling (home, tenement or apartment).
If a house be let or sublet to two or more occupiers each occupier of a part of the house must fill up a Schedule for his part of the house. Boarders are not considerate as separate occupiers.
In the case of Hotels, Boarding Houses, Clubs and other similar establishments, the Keeper, Manager or other person in charge must fill up a Schedule with respect to all the inmates.

The Schedule will be called for on Monday, April 3rd, by the appointed enumerator; in order that he may not be delayed it must be ready with the answers written in the proper columns early on the morning of that day.

If the answers are incomplete or inaccurate, the Enumerator may ask any questions necessary to enable him to correct the Schedule.
If any person whose duty it is to give information refuses to do so, or willfully gives false information as to any of the required particulars, he will be liable of conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds.
If the Head of the Family or other person responsible is unable to deliver the Schedule personally to the Enumerator, he may instruct another person to do so. If desired it may be put under cover.
The contents of this Schedule will be treated as strictly confidential.
Bernard Mallet

Approved by the local Government Board
John Burns


For filling up the columns headed 'Profession or Occupation'

Column 10

1. Description of personal occupation. Describe the occupation fully in Column 10. If more than one occupation is followed, state that by which living is mainly earned.

2. Dealers, shopkeepers or shop assistants as distinct from makers, producers or repairers. All such persons should be so described as to leave with no doubt whether they are Dealers or Makers. In many cases 'Tailors,' 'Bootmakers,' 'Hatters,' 'Watchmakers,' 'Goldsmiths,' 'Silversmiths,' 'Jewellers,' 'Chemists,' 'Bakers,' 'Seedmen,' 'Florists,' etc. and their Assistants are not Makers or Producers: in such cases the word 'Dealer,' 'Shopkeeper' or 'Shop Assistant' should be added to the occupational name. A person who both makes and deals should be described as Maker, if chiefly Maker or Dealer if chiefly Dealer.

3. Out of work. If out of work or disengaged at the time of the Census, the usual occupation must be stated.

4. The occupations of women engaged in any business or profession, including women regularly engaged in assisting relatives in trade or business, must be fully stated. No entry should be made in the case of wives, daughters, or other female relatives wholly engaged in domestic duties at home.

5. Children at school and students. For all persons over ten years of age attending school, write 'School' and for those attending colleges, evening schools or other instructional classes, or receiving instruction privately, write 'Student.' If studying for any profession, state the profession as 'Law Student,' 'Medical Student.'
If attending school or other classes half time or part time only, write 'School part time' or 'Student part time.'
If also engaged in any employment state the employment, as 'School Newsboy'; 'School Grocer's Errand Boy'; 'School part time, Cotton Riving Frame Doffer.'

6. Retired or Pensioned. If retired or pensioned stated the fact and add former Occupation as 'Retired Farmer,' 'Retired Butcher,' 'Police Pensioner,' etc. The present occupation, if any, of pensioners should also be stated in all cases, as 'Army Pensioner, Bank Porter,' etc.

7. Private means. For persons neither following nor having followed a profession or occupation, but deriving their income from private source or allowances, write 'Private Means.'

8. Vague or indefinite terms must not be used alone, such for example as Apprentice, Assistant, Canvasser, Collector, Contractor, Foreman, Inspector, Labourer, Machinist, Manager, Manufacturer, Mechanic, Millhand, Overlooker, Superintendent (see also paragraphs a to r below). Care should be taken that no occupational name common to different industries is used without a full and distinctive description; an Enameller should be described as a 'Pottery Enameller,' 'Watch-dial Enameller,' 'Cycle Enameller,' etc; a Painter is a 'Painter (Artist),' 'Ship Painter,' 'House Painter,' etc; a Rivetter, as a 'Boiler Rivetter,' 'Ship Plate Rivetter,' 'Boot Rivetter,' etc.

a. Army, Navy, Civil Service, Municipal Service, etc. State the service and rank or grade.
b. Clergyman, Priest, Minister. State whether 'Clergyman (Established Church),' 'Roman Catholic Priest,' 'Wesleyan Methodist Minister,' etc. Clergyman who are also Schoolmasters should be returned as Schoolmasters. In case of Local or Occasional Preachers, the ordinary occupation should be given.
c. Legal Profession. State 'Barrister,' 'Solicitor,' 'Solicitor's Articled Clerk,' 'Law Clerk.'
d. Agent, Broker, Buyer, Merchant, Salesman, Commercial Traveller. State particular kind of business and trade as 'Cycle Agent,' 'Sugar Broker,' 'Coal Merchant,' 'Commercial Traveller, Millinery.'
e. Clerk. State whether 'Bank Clerk,' 'Insurance Clerk,' 'Law Clerk,' 'Bookstall Clerk,' 'Hotel Clerk,' 'Railway Clerk,' 'Theatre Clerk,' etc.
f. Engineering and Metal Trades. State precise branch of trade and nature of operation as 'Engineer's Pattern Maker,' 'Ship Platter's Helper,' 'Iron Worker' is too indefinite; state whether employed at Blast Furnace, Puddling Furnace, Iron Foundry, etc.
g. Engineman, Engine-driver, Stoker, Fireman. State whether 'Railway Engine Stoker,' 'Traction Engine Driver,' 'Stationary Engineman,' 'Gas Stoker,' 'Furnace Stock at Potteries,' etc.
h. Cotton, Wool, Silk or other textile operate dyer, bleacher, etc. State the material and the precise occupation as 'Bobbin Carrier in Cotton Spinning Room,' 'Silk Thrower's ?,' 'Plaiter in Cotton Finishing Works.'
j. Miner, Quarryman. State kind of mine or quarry and nature of work, as 'Coal Miner, Hewer,' 'Colliery Horsekeeper (below ground),' 'Colliery Lamp Examiner (above ground),' 'Colliery Labourer (above ground),' 'Cager-on in Ironstone Mine,' 'Delver in Stone Quarry,' 'Rockman in Slate Quarry.'
h. Farmer. State whether "farmer,' 'Grazier,' or 'Farm Bailiff.' Farmers' sons or other relatives assisting in the work of the farm should be returned as 'Farmer's Son working on farm,' 'Farmer's Brother working on farm,' 'Farmer's Daughter, Dairy work,' etc.
l. Farm Servant. State nature of work and indicate if mainly in charge of horses, cattle, etc., as 'Horseman on Farm,' 'Waggoner on Farm,' 'Cowman on Farm,' 'Shepherd.' A Labourer on a Farm whose work is of a general character should be described as 'Farm Labourer,' not simply a Labourer.
m. Labourer, Porter, etc. State nature of employment, as 'Bricklayer's Labourer,' 'Dock Labourer,' 'Railway Contractor's Labourer,' 'Farm Labourer,' 'General Labourer,' 'Coal Porter,' 'Railway Porter,' etc. The terms 'Labourer,' 'Porter,' should never be used alone.
n. Domestic Service. State nature of service, as 'Cook (domestic),' 'Housemaid (domestic),' 'Gardener (domestic),' 'Coachman (domestic),' 'Nursery Governess.'
o. Servants, waiters, etc., in hotels, clubs, restaurants and boarding houses. State the nature of employment and service in which engaged, as 'Hotel Cook,' 'Hall Porter at Club,' 'Hotel Waiter,' 'Restaurant Waitress.'
p. Nurse. State whether 'Nurse (Domestic),' 'Monthly Nurse,' 'Sick Nurse,' etc.
q. Gardener. State whether 'Gardener (domestic),' 'Market Gardener,' 'Jobbing Gardener,' 'Nurseryman,' etc.
r. Coachman, groom, motor-car driver. State whether employed in Cab, Omnibus, Domestic or other service, as 'Coachman (Domestic),' 'Chauffer (Domestic),' 'Motor-Bus Driver,' 'Tramway Motor Man.'

Column 11
9. Industry or Service with which connected. The information asked for in this column is required in order to ascertain for each industry or service how many persons are employed therein, or in connection therewith, although following a distinct occupation. Thus, for instance, for breweries it is desired to know how many coopers, blacksmiths, bricklayers, etc. are in the direct employment of the brewery, as well as the numbers actually engaged in brewing processes. Further, it is desired to ascertain the number of persons directly employed by central or local government authorities, whether in administration or in undertakings such as tramways, gasworks, etc. Following the examples of cases in which entries should be made in Column 11 as well as in Column 10.