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1851 Census:

The 1851 Census (links to copies and transcripts below) is the earliest to give detailed information on trades and occupations, both of men and women. These data apply to the Hungerford Census district (including Kintbury and Lambourne):

For men, the commonest occupations were:
- Agricultural Labourer ........................................... 2600 (48.2% of all males aged 20 yrs+)
- Farmer ................................................................. 256
- Labourer ............................................................. 213
- Carpenter, joiner ................................................ 165
- Shoemaker .......................................................... 148
- Farm servant (in-door) ........................................ 140
- Bricklayer ............................................................. 95
- Blacksmith ........................................................... 95
- Woodman ............................................................ 91
- Shepherd ............................................................ 78
- Gardener ............................................................. 68
- Domestic Servant (general) ................................. 62
- Tailor .................................................................. 54
- Miller .................................................................... 52
- Grocer .................................................................. 48
- Pauper of no stated occupation ........................... 44
- Farmer, grazier's son, g-ndson, brother, nephew 40
- Sawyer ................................................................ 40
- Baker .................................................................. 37
- Chelsea Pensioner .............................................. 36
- Groom, horsekeeper, jockey ............................... 36
- Innkeeper ........................................................... 35
- Clergyman ........................................................... 34
- Butcher ................................................................ 31

There are also records of Brickmaker, Maltster, Draper, Gamekeeper, Carman & Carrier, Saddler, Wheelwright, Licensed Victualler, Schoolmaster, Basket-maker, Boat and Bargeman, Shopkeeper, Tanner, Cooper, Post office, Police, Surgeon, Thatcher, Brewer,, Coal merchant,Watchmaker, Coachmaker, Mason or Pavier, Coachman, Chairmaker, Drover, Fellmonger,Glover, Cabinet maker, Turner, Whitesmith, Ropemaker, as well as one "Lunatic of no stated occupation".

For women, the commonest occupations were:
- Wife (of no specified occupation) ........................ 2438 (45.2% of all females aged 20 yrs+)
- Agricultural Laboure r........................................... 621
- Daughter, grand-daughter, sister, niece ............. 334
- Widow (of no specified occupation) ..................... 266
- Domestic Servant (General) ................................. 201
- Farmer's, Grazier's Wife ....................................... 154
- Farm Servant (in-door) ......................................... 134
- Milliner .................................................................. 97
- Washerwoman, Mangier, Laundry-keeper ........... 86
- Farmer's, Grazier's Dtr, grand-dtr, sister, niece ... 86
- Annuitant ............................................................. 82
- Shoemaker's wife ................................................. 79
- Other Worker in Flax, Cotton ............................... 61
- Seamstress .......................................................... 48
- Person of no stated occupation living on alms ..... 47
- Charwoman .......................................................... 45
- Persons of no stated occupations or conditions ... 45
- Pauper of no stated occupation ........................... 44
- Schoolmistress ..................................................... 42
- Domestic Servant (Housekeeper) ........................ 40
- Dependent on Relatives ....................................... 32
- Domestic Servant (Housemaid) ............................. 31
- Domestic Servant (Cook) ...................................... 30

There are also records of Nurse (27), Straw Hat & Bonnet Maker, Shoemaker, Midwife, Furrier, Baker, Staymaker, Button maker, Brush & Broom maker, Confectioner, and even one Blacksmith!

See also:

- Trades & Occupations in 16th Century Hungerford

- Trades & Occupations in 17th Century Hungerford

- Trades & Occupations in 18th Century Hungerford

- Trades & Occupations in 19th Century Hungerford

- Trade & Industry in 20th Century Hungeford

- Trade Directories

- Trades and Occupations in Elizabethan Hungerford

- Constables Accounts

- Probate Inventories

- Population and Censuses

- 1841 Census for High Street Hungerford (East and West), listing Heads of Households (but omitting the many "Agricultural labourers"!):

- 1851 Census - Occupation of the People (photocopy of Hungerford and other towns)

- 1851 Census - Occupation of the People - All Males (Transcription)

- 1851 Census - Occupation of the People - Males (Transcription, sorted by frequency)

- 1851 Census - Occupation of the People - All Females (Transcription)

- 1851 Census - Occupation of the People - Females (Transcription, sorted by frequency)