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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 41


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19. The occupations are classified at the census under a great number of heads. Like the nationalities and religions, they have been brought on by estimates to the past year, and may be arranged in the following groups:—Ministering to Government, 5000; ministering to religion, 1000; ministering to health, 3000; ministering to law, 1400; ministering to education, 7000; ministering to art, science, and literature, 2300; traders, 13,000; assisting in exchange of money or goods, 9500; ministering to entertaining or clothing, 33,000; domestic servants, 28,000; contractors, artisans, and mechanics, 51,000; engaged in mining, 39,000; engaged in pastoral pursuits and agriculture, 110,000; engaged in land carriage, 15,000; engaged in sea navigation, 3000; dealing in food, 17,000; labourers, 34,000; wives, widows, children, &c., 500,000; following other pursuits or no occupation, about 20,000.