Occupations - All
Occupations - Male
Occupations - Female
Occupations of Males in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, June 1841
|Industry Group||Occupation Group||Males Analysed by Age|
|All Ages||Under 6||6-10||11-15||16-20||21-30||31-50||51-70||>70|
|Manufacture||Mfr/W-sale - Food/drink||5||0||0||0||0||0||5||0||0|
|Mfr/W-sale - Other||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0|
|Labour - General||14||0||0||1||0||6||6||1||0|
|Trade||Retail - food/drink||23||0||0||1||1||7||10||4||0|
|Retail - other||12||0||0||0||4||3||4||1||0|
The above table sets out our analysis of the male population of Beeston in June 1841, by industry/occupation and by age band. A similar table for the female
population can be seen by clicking here. Each of these tables have been prepared based on the principles
described in connection with the overall population table which can be seen here.
The table can be used to observe and quantify certain characteristics and trends within the population and, in particular, within the working population:
The employment rate amongst the over 15 male population is just under 92% of all such males.
Average ages calculated from the 1841 census can be distorted because stated adult ages were usually rounded down to a multiple of 5. Therefore individuals may be up to five years older
that their stated age. Nevertheless, we have attempted to allow for this anomaly when calculating the following average ages.
The average age of the overall male population is 24.2 years
The average age of all male workers is 37.0 years; however, this varies considerable between industries and/or occupations
The average age of a male lace industry worker is 35.1 years
It is suggested that the relatively high average age of workers on the land and of frame knitters, reflects their diminishing status in the community and the decline of these industries. This
trend will be seen to become more marked in future decades. Conversely, the lace industry was tending to attract those who were starting their working life. The low average age for male silk
workers (found also within female workers in that industry) appears to reflect its deliberate targeting of younger, low paid workers - a phenomenon which was to become even more marked in later decades.
The average age of a male hosiery worker is 38.7 years
The average age of a male silk worker is 27.1 years
The average age of a male worker on the land is 42.8 years
Click to view our analysis of the Female Population by Age and Occupational Groupings
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