Occupations 1841 - 1911

The area covered by each enumerator also varied slightly year on year: while Hulverstone was consistently included in Brook, parts of Mottistone were at times included in Brighstone. People took on a variety of jobs to make ends meet but could only choose one for the purpose of the census. Mottistone in 1891 and 1901 are where we know the numbers printed here are unreliable.

 

BROOK CENSUS
1841
1851
1861
1871
1881
1891
1901
1911
Coastguards
4
5
6
6
5
5
5
5
Blacksmiths
4
3
3
2
2
3
4
4
Agricultural labourers
11
15
14
17
12
13
24
10
Shoemakers/binder
3
3
1
1
Carriers
3
1
2
2
2
1
3
3
Carters
1
2
4
2
5
3
Carpenters + apprentices
3
2
7
7
3+4
3
6
8
Masons/builders
1
3
1
Female servants
6
6
7
8
14
6
12
7
Male servants
3
1
1
3
6
1
Gardeners
2
2
6
6
6
7
8
Clergyman
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Inn keeper
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Farmers
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
3
Fishermen
1
2
2
8
5
6
4
Saddler/harness man
1
1
Grocers/assistant
1
1
1
3
1
Decorators
2
Governess
1
Shepherds/cattlemen
1
1
1
2
Dairymen/women
1
1
1
2
Seamstress/dressmaker
1
Land agent/farm bailiff
2
1
Teacher
1
3
2
Clerk  
1 -
Laundress
1
1
3
Postmistress
1
1
Basket maker
1
1
1
No. OF HOUSEHOLDS
31
28
32
37
33
41
54
57
POPULATION
150
141
161
171
209
214
221
220
                 

 

MOTTISTONE CENSUS

N.B.. the 1891 and 1901 Census is incomplete, likely numbers in brackets

 
1841
1851
1861
1871
1881
1891
1901
1911
Blacksmith      
1
       
Miller
1
             
Agricultural labourers
25
45
45
32
31
12
10
19
Stone mason    
1
1
       
Gamekeeper
1
       
1
 
4
Chauffeur      
1
       
Carpenter    
1
       
1
Assurance agent            
1
 
Gardener  
2
   
2
3
 
3
Almsman    
1
         
Farmer son/daughter  
4
6
5
6
3
 
1
Female servants
3
           
10
Male servant/groom  
1
1
1
3
1
   
Mariners    
1
1
 
1
   
Fishermen    
5
5
2
     
Tailor
1
1
           
Seamstress/dressmaker    
4
 
1
 
1
 
Nurse/midwife
1
1
   
4
 
1
4
Shepherd
1
 
2
 
4
 
1
3
Dairywoman          
1
 
1
Land agent/bailiff  
1
1
1
1
   
1
Fund holder    
1
         
Sexton              
1
Chelsea pensioner    
1
         
Maltster
1
             
POPULATION
151
156
160
170
143
59 (97)
17 (89)
100