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									        BIRMINGHAM IN 1818: TOP 20 OCCUPATIONS BY NO. OF ENTRIES IN WRIGHTSON'S DIRECTORY


Occupation                                    No. of                           Manufacturing                      Service
                                              entries                Metal                     Other              sector
                                                                     working

Victualler                                              408                                                                 1
Jeweller & goldsmith & silversmith                      124                     1
Butcher                                                 121                                                                 1
Toy maker                                               120                     1
Gun maker                                               108                     1
Grocer                                                  105                                                                 1
Button maker                                            100                 0.5                        0.5
Tailor                                                   96                                                                 1
School                                                   91                                                                 1
Merchant                                                 89                                                                 1
Boot & shoe maker                                        84                                             1
Founder                                                  82                     1
Factor                                                   78                                                                 1
Warehouse                                                72                                                                 1
Baker                                                    58                                             1
Maltster                                                 57                                             1
Draper                                                   56                                             1
Smith                                                    54                     1
Surgeon                                                  54                                                                 1
Cabinet maker                                            53                                             1

Totals                                             2010                     5.5                        5.5
Sector totals                                                                            11                                 9

Total number of firms                                                       538                        358
Sector totals                                                                           896                            1114

The top 20 occupations represent about 2% of the total number of occupations listed.

The 2010 firms engaged in the top 20 occupations represent about 44% of the total number of firms listed.

The top 20 occupations (as defined by the number of firms involved in them) split roughly equally between
manufacturing and services, although thanks to the dominance of victuallers, there are more firms on
the service side. But many of the victuallers were probably no more than little corner shops, and manufacturing
firms were probably bigger on average than those in the service sector.
THE 'CITY OF 1000 TRADES'

An analysis of the trades listed in Wrightson's Directory
reveals a town with a very diversified economy. Whilst the actual
number of trades listed in Column H (1030) is of no particular
interest (since some overlap or subsume others, whilst some
may be the same as other trades but differently described),
it is clear that the number of occupations was very large, and
in the region of 1000.

Between them, they made just about everything you could think of.
Indeed, they made a lot of things not listed here. For example, an
advert in the directory for George Jones's Phoenix Foundry (which
appears as just 'foundry') shows that they made garden rollers,
iron railings, lamp posts, gear wheels, safes, fire backs, fire irons,
window frames and cooking pots, none of which appear in the
list alongside.

ACCOUNTANT
ACCOUTREMENT MKRS TO H M PRINCE REGENT &C
AGENT
AGENT TO GLOBE INSURANCE OFFICE
ALE & PORTER BREWER
AMERICAN MERCHANT
AMULETS (ORIENTAL) MFR
ANGLE ROD & STICK MFR
ANVIL MKR
APOTHECARY
APPRAISER
AQUAFORTIS MKR
AQUA FORTIS & OIL OF VITRIOL MFR
ARCHITECT
ARMY ACCOUTREMENT & TRUNK MKR
ARTIST
ARTISTS' REPOSITORY
ATTORNEY
AUCTIONEER
AUGER MKR
AWL BLADE MFR
BACON HAM BUTTER & CHEESE FACTOR
BAILIFF OF THE HUNDRED OF HEMLINGFORD
BAKER
BANKER
BASKET MKR
BATH CHAIR & CHILDREN'S CARRIAGE MFR
BATH METAL SOLDER MKR
BAYONET MKR
BEAD MFR (PLATED ORIGINAL)
BEAD MKR (STEEL & GILT)
BEADLE TO THE COURT OF REQUESTS
BED SCREW MKR
BEDSTEAD MKR
BELL FOUNDER
BELL HANGER
BELL MFR (HOUSE CLOCK & TEA)
BELLOWS MKR
BELLOWS PIPE MKR
BELLS (COW & SHIP)
BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE OFFICE
BIT MKR
BIT STIRRUP SPUR & SNUFFER MKR &C
BITT & STIRRUP MKR
BLACKING MFR
BLACKSMITH
BLANK TRAY MKR
BLEEDER WITH LEECHES
BOARDING HOUSE
BOAT BUILDER
BODKIN & PACKING NEEDLE MKR
BOLT MKR
BOLT MFR (RACK- & LEVER) &C
BONE IVORY & HARDWOOD TURNER
BONE MERCHANT
BONE MOULD MFR
BONE TURNER
BONNET MKR (STRAW)
BOOK & SECOND HAND BOOK SELLER
BOOK BINDER
BOOKBINDER & STATIONER
BOOKSELLER
BOOT & SHOE MKR
BOOT & SHOE WAREHOUSE
BOOT CLOSER
BOOT MFR
BOTTLE STAND MFR
BOX & CASE MFR (LEATHER)
BOX MFR (IVORY TORTOISESHELL & TURTLESHELL)
BOX MKR (PAPER)
BRACE & BIT MKR
BRACE BIT & GIMBLET MKR
BRACELET MFR (GILT & BLACK)
BRACE WEBBING DEALER
BRANDY MERCHANT
BRASS & PLATED FIRE IRONS (MFR OF)
BRASS & COCK FOUNDER
BRASS & IRON FOUNDER
BRASS & PRINCE'S METAL MFR
BRASS COMPASS MFR
BRASS LOCKSMITH (CABINET)
BRASS MOULDING MFR
BRASS STAIR ROD MFR
BRASS WIRE WORKS &C
BRAZIER
BRAZIER & TINMAN
BRAZIERS'FURNITURE
BREECHES MKR
BREWER
BRICK MKR
BRICKLAYER
BRIDLE & BRACE MFR
BRIDLE BIT & STIRRUP MKR
BRIDLE BIT MFR
BRIDLE BUCKLE MAKER
BRIDLE CUTTER
BRITANNIA METAL MFR
BRITISH LACE WAREHOUSE
BROKER
BRONZE LUSTRE & LAMP MFR
BRUSH MKR
BUCKLE & LATCHET MKR
BUCKLE MFR
BUCKLE RING FORGER
BUILDER
BUILDING SURVEYOR
BULLET & SHOT MOULD MKR
BULLION DEALER
BUSK MKR (STEEL)
BUTCHER
BUTTER MERCHANT
BUTTON & MEDAL MFR
BUTTON CARD MFR
BUTTON MFR
BUTTON MFR & FACTOR
BUTTON MFR (GILT & PLATED)
BUTTON MFR (GILT PLATED MILITARY & TIN) &C
BUTTON MFR (PEARL)
BUTTON MFR (STEEL)
BUTTON SHANK MKR
BUTTONS & SNUFFERS
CABINET BRASS FOUNDER
CABINET CASE MKR
CABINET CHAIR MKR
CABINET FOUNDER (BRASS)
CABINET FURNITURE MFR (GILT & BRASS)
CABINET LOCK MKR
CABINET MKR
CADDEE & CHEST MFR
CADDEE SHELL MFR
CAKE COLOUR MFR
CANAL OFFICE
CANDLESTICK MFR
CANDLESTICK MFR (BRASS & IRON)
CANDLESTICK MFR (IRON) &C
CANDLESTICK MKR (SHEET BRASS)
CANE WORKER
CARPENTER
CARRIAGE LAMP & LANTHORN MFR
CARRIER
CARVER
CARVER & GILDER
CARVER GILDER PICTURE-FRAME & LOOKING GLASS MFR &C
CASE & RAZOR STRAP MKR
CASE MKR (SHAGREEN & MOROCCO)
CASTER
CASTER & PLATER
CASTER & SNUFFER MKR
CAST IRON GOODS
CASTER IN SILVER & OTHER METALS
CASTING MOULD MKR
CASTING POT MFR
CAT GUT FOR MUSIC MFR
CHAFING DISH MKR
CHAIN & TRACE MKR
CHAIN MKR
CHAIR MKR
CHAIR MOULDING MFR
CHANDELIER FURNITURE (GLASS) MFR
CHANDELIER MFR
CHANDLER
CHANDLER & CHEESE FACTOR
CHAPE MKR
CHARGER MKR
CHASER
CHEESE FACTOR
CHEMIST
CHEST & CUPBOARD MFR
CHIEF CONSTABLE
CHIMNEY MOULDNG MFR
CHINA & EARTHENWARE DEALER
CHINA PAINTER
CHRONICLE OFFICE
CLEANING RODS MKR
CLERGYMAN
CLERK OF ST PHILIP'S
CLERK TO THE BIRMINGHAM STREET ACT COMMISSIONERS
CLOCK & BAROMETER MKR
CLOCK & CLOCK DIAL MKR
CLOCK & WATCH DIAL MFR
CLOCK & WATCH MATERIALS (MFR OF)
CLOCK & WATCH MKR
CLOCK HAND MFR
CLOCK MKR
CLOCK MOVEMENT MFR
CLOSET PUMP (SELF ACTING) MFR
CLOTHES DEALER
COACH & HARNESS & COACH SPRING MKR
COACH & SADDLERS' FOUNDER (BRASS)
COACH BRASS FOUNDER
COACH FOUNDER
COACH FURNITURE MFR
COACH HARNESS & SADDLERY FURNITURE MFR
COACH KEEPER
COACH LACE & FRINGE MFR
COACH MFR (MAIL- POST- & )
COACH MKR
COACH OFFICE
COACH PLATER
COACH PROPRIETOR
COACH SMITH
COACH SPRING MFR
COACH STEP & IRON BRACE MKR &C
COAL & BRICK WHARF
COAL & COKE DEALER
COAL DEALER
COCK FOUNDER
COCK SCREW MKR
COFFEE HOUSE
COFFEE MILL MKR
COFFIN FURNITURE MFR
COFFIN MKR
COFFIN NAIL MFR
COFFIN PLATE MKR
COLLAR & HARNESS MKR
COLLAR MKR
COLLAR MFR (PLATED & BRASS)
COLLECTOR OF POST HORSE DUTIES
COLOUR MKR
COMB ENGINE MFR
COMB MFR (HORN IVORY & TORTOISE-SHELL &C)
COMMERCIAL AGENT
COMMISSION AGENT
COMMISSIONER FOR TAKING SPECIAL BAIL
COMPASS & PINCER MKR
COMPOSITION ORNAMENT MFR
CONFECTIONER
COOK SHOP
COOPER
COPPER & BRASS CO
COPPER COMPANY
COPPER PLATE ENGRAVER
COPYNG MACHINE MKR
CORK CUTTER
CORK SCREW MFR
CORN & CHAFF MACHINE MKR
CORN CHANDLER
CORN FACTOR
CORONER
COTTAGE OF CONTENT COFFEE HOUSE
COTTON DEALER &C
COW KEEPER
CRANES & STEAM ENGINES
CREST MFR
CROWN GLASS MFR
CRUET FRAME & INKSTAND MFR
CURB MKR
CURRIER
CURRY COMB MKR
CURTAIN & UMBRELLA RING MKR
CURTAIN RING MKR
CUT GLASS MFR
CUT GLASS MOROCCO & JAPANNED CRUET INK STAND MFR
CUT SPRIG & MOUSE TRAP MKR
CUTLER
CUTLER & IRONMONGER
CUTLERY SHOP
DANCING MASTER
DEALER (CLOTHES)
DEALER (EARTHENWARE)
DEALER (EARTHENWARE)
DEALER IN ALL METALS
DEALER IN BIRDS & PIGEONS &C
DEALER IN CORNELIANS & OTHER STONES
DEALER IN CUTLERY
DEALER IN FEATHERS
DEALER IN HORSES
DEALER IN IRON
DEALER IN MANCHESTER SMALLWARES &C
DEALER IN METALS & AGENT TO JOHN FREEMAN & COPPER CO
DEALER IN PENCILS RUBBER SLATES &C
DEALER IN QUILLS
DECEPTION FRUIT MFR
DENTIST
DERBYSHIRE SPARS MFR
DERBYSIRE OATMEAL DEALER
DEVICE WORKER
DIE SINKER
DIE STOCK MFR
DIE TURNER
DISPENSARY
DISTILLER
DISTILLER OF FOREIGN SPIRITS
DOG COLLAR MKR
DRAPER
DRAWING & WRITING MESTER
DRAWING MASTER
DRESS MKR
DRESS WAREHOUSE
DRESSER
DRESSING CASE MFR
DRINKING HORN MFR
DRUGGIST
DYER
EAGLE ASSURANCE OFFICE
EARTHENWARE DEALER
EATING HOUSE
ENGINE CUTTER
ENGINE MKR
ENGINEER
ENGINEER TO BIRMINGHAM CANAL CO
ENGLISH WINE MKR
ENGRAVER
ENGRAVER & TYPOGRAPHICAL LETTER INLAYER &C
ETCHED & PAINTED GLASS MFR
ETWEE & BOTTLE CASE MFR
EXCISE OFFICE
EXHIBITION OF PICTURES
FACTOR
FARRIER
FEATHER BEDS MKR &C
FELLMONGER
FELONS' IRONS MFR
FENDER MKR
FILE & TOOL MAKER
FILE CUTTER
FILE MFR
FILLAGREE & BUTTON MKR
FILLIGREE WORKER
FIRE BRASS MKR
FIRE IRON MKR
FIREWORKS MFR
FISH HOOK MFR
FISHING REEL MFR
FISHING TACKLE MKR
FISHMONGER
FLAX DRESSER
FLOOR CLOTH MFR
FLOUR MERCHANT
FLOUR MILL
FORGE
FORK & SPOON FORGER
FOUNDER (BRASS & IRON)
FOWLING PIECES &C
FRAME MKR
FRINGES LACE BELL ROPES & TASSLES (MFR OF) &C
FRUITERER
FRYING PAN MKR
FURNISHING IRONMONGER
FURNITURE MFR
FURRIER
GARDENER
GAS LIGHT APPARATUS MFR
GATE LOCK MFR
GIG MKR
GILDER
GILDER ON GLASS
GILT & PLATED BALL MFR
GILT & PLATED BUTTON MFR
GILT CHAIN COCK SPUR & TOY MKR
GILT INK STAND MFR
GILT PLATED & STEEL BEAD & BALL MKR
GILT RING MKR
GIMBLET & BIT MKR
GIMBLET BIT & SADDLERS' TOOL MFR
GIMBLET MFR
GLASS & EARTHENWARE DEALER
GLASS BEAD MKR
GLASS BUTTON MKR
GLASS CUTTER
GLASS GRINDER & POLISHER
GLASS ICICLE SPANGLE BUTTON & BEAD MFR
GLASS MERCHANT
GLASS MFR
GLASS PAINTER
GLASS PAINTER & STAINER TO DUKE OF SUSSEX
GLASS QUICKER
GLASS STAINER
GLASS WORKS
GLAZIER
GLAZIERS' VICE MKR
GLOVER
GOLD & SILVER BEATER
GOLD & SILVER CUTTER & POLISHER
GOLD & SILVER FURNITURE FORGER
GOLD & SILVER SMITH
GOLD BEATER
GOLD PANS MKR
GOLDSMITH
GOLDSMITH & JEWELLER
GOLDSMITH & SILVERSMITH
GOOSE FEATHER IMPORTER
GRAFTER &C OF SILK & COTTON STOCKINGS
GRECIAN WINDSOR & CHAIR MKR &C
GROCER
GROCER & DRUGGIST
GROCER & TEA DEALER
GUN & PISTOL MFR
GUN (FOWLING) & RIFLE MFR
GUN BARREL FILER
GUN BARREL MKR
GUN CHARGER MKR
GUN CHEST TOOLS MKR
GUN ENGRAVER
GUN FACTOR
GUN FINISHER
GUN FURNITURE MKR
GUN LOCK MKR
GUN MFR
GUN MKR (AIR)
GUN PIPE MKR
GUN PISTOL SWORD & BAYONET MFR
GUN TIP MKR (METAL &HORN)
GUN WORMS MKR
HABERDASHER
HABIT MKR
HAIRDRESSER
HAMMER MKR
HAMMERS PINCERS TOOL CHESTS EDGE TOOLS &C (MFR OF)
HARDWARE & SALE SHOP
HARDWOOD BONE & IVORY TURNER
HARD WOOD DEALER
HARNESS & SADDLERY FURNITURE &C
HARNESS MFR
HAT & PLATT (STRAW) MFR
HAT (STRAW) AND OSTRICH FEATHER MFR
HAT LINING MFR
HAT MFR
HAY & STRAW DEALER
HEARTH BRUSH (JAPANNED) MFR
HERRING MERCHANT
HINGE MKR
HIS MAJESTY'S STAMP OFFICE
HOP MERCHANT
HORN MFR (POWDER DRINKING & SHOE) & C
HORSE & DOG COLLAR MKR
HORSE DEALER
HOSIER
HOSIER & GLOVER
HOSIERY & LACE MFR
HOT HOUSE MFR (PATENT METALLIC)
HOTELIER (ROYAL HOTEL)
HOUSE AGENT
HURDLE & GATE MFR
IMPORTER OF FOREIGN WINES & SPIRITS
IMPORTER OF IRISH LINENS
INDIAN INK (PROPRIETOR & VENDOR OF ORIGINAL)
INK & CRUET FRAME MKR
INK STANDS RICHLY GILT (MFR OF)
INLAYER OF GOLD &C
INSTRUMENTS FOR DISTORTED LIMBS &C
INSTRUMENT MKR (MATHEMATICAL)
INSURANCE AGENT
INVENTOR
IRISH LINEN MERCHANT
IRON & STEEL DEALER
IRON BRAZIER
IRON CASTER
IRON (MALLEABLE) MFR
IRON MASTER
IRON PLATE WORKER
IRON STEEL CARD & COTTON WIRE MKR &C
IRONMONGER
ITALIAN IRON MKR
IVORY & BONE TURNER
IVORY & BOX RULE MFR
JACKS (SHIP & WAGGON)
JACK MFR (VERTICAL)
JAPANNER
JEWELLER
JEWELLER & FILLIGREE WORKER
JEWELLER & GLASS CUTTER
JEWELLER & GOLD SEAL MAKER
JEWELLER & PEARL SETTER
JEWELLER GOLD & SILVER WATCH MFR
JEWELLERY DEALER
JEWELLERY GOLD SILVER GILT ARTICLES &C (MFR OF)
JOINER
JUVENILE LIBRARY
KEEPER OF THE HOT COLD & PLEASURE SHOWER BATHS
KETTLE MFR (IRON TINNED TEA)
KEY & SEAL MKR
KING EDWARD VI SCHOOL
KITCHEN FURNITURE (IRON) MFR
KITCHEN FURNITURE MFR
KNIFE MFR
KNIVES FORKS &C MKR
LACE & FRINGE MFR (COACH & LIVERY)
LACE MFR
LADIES' HABIT MKR
LADIES' WORK BOX MFR
LAMP & CARRIAGE LANTHORN MFR
LAMP CHANDELIER MFR
LAMP COTTON WICK MFR
LAMP MFR
LANCASHIRE TOOL MKR
LAND AGENT
LAND SURVEYOR
LANDLORD
LANTHORN LEAF MFR
LAPIDARY
LATCH MKR
LATCH (THUMB) MKR
LATCHET MFR (PATENT SHOE)
LATCHET (SOHO) MFR
LATHE MKR
LATHES (ENGINE) & FLATTING MILLS
LAW & GENERAL BOOKSELLER
LAW STATIONER
LEAD MERCHANT
LEATHER CUTTER
LEATHER DEALER (WHOLESALE)
LEATHER DRESSER
LEATHER SELLER
LIBRARY
LIFE INSURANCE & BRITISH FIRE OFFICE AGENT
LIME WHARF
LIQUOR & CRUET STAND (PLATE) MFR
LIQUOR DEALER
LIVERY STABLES
LOCK MFR
LONDON HAT WAREHOUSE
LOOKING GLASS & PICTURE FRAME MFR
LOOKING GLASS MFR
LOTTERY AGENT
LUSTRES & ORNAMENTS &C (MFR OF)
MACHINE CORK SCREW MFR
MACHINE RULER
MAIL CONTRACTOR
MALT MILL & SMITH'S BELLOWS PIPE MFR &C
MALT MILL MKR
MALTSTER
MANGLER
MAN'S MERCER
MANTUA MKR
MANUFACTURING CHEMIST
MARKING MKR
MASON
MASON (MARBLE)
MASTER
MASTER EXTRAORDINARY IN CHANCERY
MATHEMATICAL & SURVEYING INSTRUMENT MKR & REPAIRER
MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENT BOX & IVORY RULE MKR
MEALMAN
MEDAL & TOKEN MKR
MEDECINE VENDOR
MERCER
MERCHANT
MERCHANT & FACTOR
METAL & SILVER FOIL MFR
METAL COMPANY
METAL DEALER
METAL ORNAMENTS (MFR OF)
METAL PLATER
METAL WORKER & BARREL MFR
MFR OF ANVILS HAMMERS VISES TYRES TRACES CHAINS &C
MFR OF COPYING MACHINES
MFR OF GILDING &C
MFR OF JAPANNED &C FRAMES
MFR OF MILITARY STOCKS &C
MFR OF VARIOUS DEVICES IN MARBLE FRAMES
MILITARY CABINET FOUNDER
MILITARY CLASP MKR
MILITARY ORNAMENT & GILT BEAD MFR
MILITARY SWIVEL MKR
MILLER
MILLINER
MILLS FOR GRINDING MALT BARLEY BEANS ETC (MFR OF)
MILLWRIGHT
MINIATURE & TOY MKR
MINIATURE FRAME MFR
MINIATURE GLASS CUTTER
MINIATURE PAINTER
MINIATURE PICTURE FRAME MFR
MINING COMPANY
MINT
MODELLER
MOROCCO CASE MKR
MORTARS & PESTLES &C &C
MOULD MKR (GLASS)
MOULD MKR (JAPANNED BUTTON)
MOULD MKR (TYPE SPOON CORE & GLASSHOUSE)
MOULDING MFR
MOURNING CARRIAGES
MOUSE TRAP MKR
MUSIC MASTER
MUSIC SELLER
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MKR
MUSICIAN
NAIL & HINGE MKR (BRASS)
NAIL CHAIN GATE MFR &C
NAIL MFR
NAVIGATION OFFICE
NECKLACE MFR &C
NEEDLE MFR
NEEDLE & FISH HOOK MFR
NEEDLE CASE MFR
NELSON HOTEL
NOTARY PUBLIC & ACCOUNTANT
NURSERY & SEEDSMAN
OCCULIST
OIL & COLOURMAN
OIL OF VITRIOL & AQUAFORTIS REFINER
OIL OF VITRIOL MFR
OIL THONG MFR
OPTIC GLASS MOUNTER
OPTICIAN
ORANGE MERCHANT
ORGAN BUILDER
ORGANIST
ORMOLU & COLOURS &C
ORNAMENT MFR (MILITARY & HARNESS) &C
ORNAMENT MKR
ORNAMENTAL GLASS PAINTER
OVENS FIRE-BACKS & STANDS &C (MFR OF)
PACKING BOX MKR
PAINTER
PAINTER & GLAZIER
PAINTER (HOUSE & FURNITURE)
PAINTER IN VITRIFIED COLOURS
PAINTER (VENETIAN BLIND CHAIR & FURNITURE)
PAINTER ON GLASS
PAN & SAW MKR
PAN MFR
PANORAMA
PAPER & BUTTON CARD MFR
PAPER BOX MKR
PAPER CASE MKR
PAPER DEALER (WHOLESALE & RETAIL)
PAPER HANGER
PAPER JAPANNER
PAPER MFR (MARBLE COLOURED)
PAPER MILL
PAPER STAINER
PAPER TRAY MFR
PARCHMENT MKR
PASTE ORNAMENT MKR
PASTEBOARD MFR
PASTRY COOK
PATENT & OTHER PUMP MKR
PATENT BRASS ROD COMPANY
PATENT NET WEBBS BRACES & TAPE MFR
PATTEN CARD MKR
PATTEN CLOG MKR
PATTEN DYE CUTTER
PATTEN MKR
PATTEN RING MKR
PATTEN TIE MFR
PAVIOUR
PAWNBROKER
PEARL MFR
PEARL SETTER
PELISSE MKR
PENCIL & BRUSH MFR (CAMEL HAIR)
PENCIL & QUILL MFR
PENCIL CASE MKR (PLATED & BRASS)
PENCIL MKR (BLACK LEAD)
PERFUMER
PICTURE FRAME MFR
PIERCER
PIERCER & STAMPER
PIN & BROOCH MFR
PIN MFR
PINCER & COMPASS MKR
PINION MFR
PIPE & CURRY COMB MKR
PIPE MKR
PISTOL MKR
PLAIN & CUT GLASS MFR
PLAIT MFR
PLANE & SKAITE MFR
PLANE MFR
PLASTERER
PLATE & BANBURY LOCKSMITH &C
PLATED ARTICLE MFR
PLATED CRUET MFR
PLATED SPOON MFR
PLATED WIRE DRAWER &C
PLATER
PLATER (COACH HARNESS)
PLATER (FRENCH)
PLATER (SHEFFIELD)
PLATER (SILVER)
PLUMBER
PLUMBER & GLAZER
POCKET BOOK & PURSE MFR
POCKET BOOK LOCK MKR
POCKET BOOK MFR
POCKET BOOK TIE MKR
POLICE OFFICER
PORK BUTCHER
PORTABLE DESK & CABINET CASE MKR
PORTER CIDER & PERRY DEALER
PORTER MERCHANT
PORTFOLIO LOCK MKR
PORTRAIT PAINTER
POST MISTRESS
POTASH MFR
POULTERER
POWDER FLASK MFR
PRESSES FOR SADDLERS BOOKBINDERS &C
PRINTER
PRINTER & BOOKBINDER
PRINTER & STATIONER
PRINTING INK MFR
PRINTSELLER
PRISON KEEPER
PROFESOR OF MUSIC
PROOF HOUSE FOR THE TOWN OF BIRMINGHAM
PROVISION DEALER
PUBLICAN
PUBLISHER
PUMP MKR
PURSE & LOCK MKR
PURSE MFR
PURSE SPRING MKR
PUTTY MKR
QUILL & PENCIL MKR &C
RAG MERCHANT
RAMROD MKR
REFINER
REFINER & ASSAYER
REFINER & SMELTER OF GOLD SILVER & SWEEP METALS &C
REGISTER OFFICE
REPAIRER
REPOSITORY FOR HORSES & CARRIAGES
RIB FORGER
RIM MORTICE MKR
RING & BUCKLE MKR
RING & LOCKET MFR
RING & WATCH CHAIN MKR (GILT & STEEL) &C
RING MKR (CURTAIN)
RING MKR (GILT & STEEL)
RINGS (BRASS) FOR CLOCK DIALS (MFR OF)
ROCKING HORSE MFR
ROLLING MILL
ROMAN VITRIOL MFR &C
ROPE & TWINE MFR
ROPE MKR
ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE OFFICE
RULE MKR
SACK COLLECTOR
SACKING MKR (COKE FLOUR & BED)
SADDLE TREE MKR &C
SADDLER
SADDLERS' BRASS FOUNDER
SADDLERS' HARNESS MKR &C
SADDLER'S IRONMONGER
SADDLERS' TOOL MKR
SADDLERY PLATER
SALESMAN
SALT WAREHOUSE
SAND & EMERY PAPER MFR
SAND PAPER MKR
SASH MFR (COPPER)
SAUCEPAN HANDLE MKR &C
SAW & EDGE TOOL MKR
SAW MFR
SAW MILL
SCABBARD MKR (SWORD & BAYONET)
SCALE BEAM & STEELYARD MFR
SCALE MKR
SCHOOL
SCHOOL (NAVIGATION)
SCOURING PAPER MFR
SCREW MKR
SCREW PLATE MKR
SCREW RING MKR
SCRIBE MKR
SEAL & CHAIN MKR (GOLD)
SEAL MFR
SEAL STONE ENGRAVER
SEEDSMAN
SEMILORER
SEWING COTTON DEALER
SEWING COTTON MFR
SHANK MKR
SHAVING CASE MFR
SHEAR & EDGE TOOL MKR
SHEFFIELD & LANCASHIRE FILE & RASP MFR &C
SHERIFF'S OFFICER
SHOE CLASP & SLEEVE LINKS
SHOE LATCHET & PURSE SPRING MKR
SHOE MAKER
SHOE WAREHOUSE
SHOPKEEPER
SHOP TOOLS &C
SHOT BELT MKR
SHOT CHARGER MKR
SHOVEL & TONGS MFR
SHOW ROOMS FOR CHINA GLASS EARTHENWARE &C
SIEVE BOTTOM MKR
SILK & COTTON MFR
SILK DYER
SILK MERCER
SILK MERCHANT & DRAPER
SILK WORKER
SILVER & METAL CASTER
SILVER AND GUN FURNITURE CASTER &C
SILVER BUCKLE MKR &C
SILVER CHAISER
SILVER PLATER
SILVER REPAIRER
SILVERER
SILVERSMITH
SLATER
SLEEVE LINK MKR
SLIDE TOASTING FORK MFR
SMELTER & REFINER OF GOLD SILVER & SWEEP METALS
SMITH
SMOOTHING IRONS (DUTCH &C)
SNUFF BOX MFR (LEATHER SHELL & IVORY)
SNUFFER MFR
SODER MKR
SOFA MKR
SOLDERER
SPADE & FIRE SHOVEL MFR
SPADE MKR &C
SPADE TREE MKR
SPECTACLE BOX & TOBACCO BOX MKR (STEEL)
SPECTACLE CASE MFR
SPECTACLE MKR
SPIRIT MERCHANT
SPIT MFR (PATENT CHANGING)
SPLIT RING MKR
SPOON & LADLE MFR (PLATED)
SPOON (TUTANIA) & BRITANNIA TEA POT MFR
SPOON CURB & SUGAR TONGS (PLATED) MFR
SPOON MFR (TUTANIA)
SPOON MKR
SPOON MKR (IRON TINNED)
SPOONS MFR (TUTANIA & PEWTER) &C
SPRIG CUTTER
SPRING BAYONET MFR
SPRING MKR (CUT)
SPRING MFR (ELASTIC STEEL)
SPUR MFR
STAIR ROD MFR
STAMPED & CABINET FOUNDER (BRASS)
STAMPER
STAMPER & PIERCER
STATIONER
STATIONER & BOOKSELLER
STATUARY
STAY & CORSET MKR
STAY MKR
STEAM ENGINE MFR
STEAM KITCHEN MFR
STEAM MILL
STEAM ROLLING MILL
STEEL & IRON WORKER
STEEL BOX MKR
STEEL DEALER
STEEL MFR
STEEL PURSE SPRING MKR
STEEL STUD MKR
STEEL TOBACCO BOX MFR
STEEL TRAP MKR
STEEL WAREHOUSE
STEEL YARD MKR
STIRRUP & BIT MKR
STIRRUP MKR
STONEMASON
STOVE GRATE ORNAMENT MFR
STRAW ENGINE MKR
SUN DIAL MKR
SURGEON
SURGEON DENTIST
SURGICAL MECHANICIAN TO INST FOR RELIEF OF BODILY DEFORMITIES
SURVEYOR
SURVEYORS' TAPE MFR
SWORD & BAYONET MKR
SWORD & BAYONET SCABBARD MKR
SWORD CUTLER
SWORD GRIPE MKR
SWORD HILT MKR
TAILOR
TAILOR & HABIT MKR
TALLOW CHANDLER
TANNER
TARPAULIN MKR
TEA & COFFEE MART
TEA COFFEE & BRITISH WINES DEALER
TEA DEALER
TEA DEALER OILMAN &C
TEA POT & SPOON MFR
TEA URN MFR
TEA URN COCK MKR
TEACHER (FRENCH)
TEACHER OF LANGUAGES
TEAPOTS FLAGONS CUPS MKR &C
TELESCOPE HEARTH BRUSH MFR
TELESCOPE MFR (PLATED & BRASS)
THERMOMETER MFR
THIMBLE & FERRULE MFR
THIMBLE MKR
THREAD MFR
TIMBER & BRISTLE MERCHANT
TIMBER MERCHANT
TIME PIECE MFR (LANDSCAPE)
TINDER BOX MKR (DUTCH) &C
TINMAN &C
TINNER
TINPLATE WORKER
TOASTING FORKS BRASS FURNITURE MFR &C
TOBACCO & SNUFF MFR
TOBACCO MFR
TOBACCONIST
TOOL CHEST MKR
TOOL (EDGE) & HAMMER MKR
TOOL MKR
TOOL MKR (GENTLEMEN'S)
TOOTHBRUSH & TOY MFR (IVORY & BONE) &C
TORTOISESHELL BOXES
TOUCH HOLE MKR
TOY & BEAD MFR (GLASS)
TOY & CHAIN MKR (STEEL)
TOY (GLASS) BUTTON & NECKLACE MFR
TOY MFR (CUT GLASS & GLASS)
TOY MFR (GILT)
TOY MKR
TOY MKR (BLACK)
TOY MKR (HEAVY STEEL)
TOY MKR (STEEL)
TOY WATCH & GLASS MKR
TOY SHOP
TOY WATCH MKR
TOYS (STEEL) & HAMMERS (MFR OF) &C &C
TRACE MKR
TRANSLATORS
TRAY & WAITER MKR
TRAY (BLANK) MKR
TRAY MFR (IRON)
TRAYS & BOTTLE STANDS
TRUNK MKR
TRUSS MKR (ELASTIC STEEL) TO HOSPTL &C
TUBE MKR
TUBE SNAP MFR
TURTLE & TORTOISESHELL WORKER
TYPOGRAPHICAL LETTER CUTTER
UMBRELLA FRAME MFR
UMBERELLA MFR
UMBRELLA & PARASOL FURNITURE MFR
UMBRELLA & PARASOL MFR
UMBRELLA & STICK MFR
UMBRELLA TUBE MFR
UPHOLDER
UPHOLSTERER
VARNISH MKR
VENETIAN BLIND & SPRING CURTAIN & SHADE MFR
VENETIAN BLIND MFR
VERTICAL JACK MKR
VETERINARY SURGEON
VICE MKR
VICTUALLER
VICTUALLER & MALTSTER
VITRIOL AQUAFORTIS & COLOUR MFR
WADDING PUNCHES MKR
WAREHOUSE (ARTIFICIAL MINERAL)
WAREHOUSE (BAG & BED SACKING)
WAREHOUSE (BLOOMFIELD IRON & STEEL)
WAREHOUSE (BOTTLED PORTER)
WAREHOUSE (BRANDY & RUM)
WAREHOUSE (CARPET FURNITURE & UPHOLSTERY)
WAREHOUSE (CHEADLE CO 'S)
WAREHOUSE (CHEAP CHINA GLASS & STAFFORDSHIRE)
WAREHOUSE (CHEESE & BACON)
WAREHOUSE (CHILD BED LINEN)
WAREHOUSE (CHINA GLASS & EARTHEN)
WAREHOUSE (CHINA GLASS & STAFFORDSHIRE)
WAREHOUSE (CLOTHING)
WAREHOUSE (COPPER BRASS WIRE & TIN)
WAREHOUSE (COVENTRY PORTER)
WAREHOUSE (CUTLERY & TOYS)
WAREHOUSE (EARTHEN)
WAREHOUSE (FILE & TOOL)
WAREHOUSE (FLOUR)
WAREHOUSE (HOSIERY)
WAREHOUSE (MILLINERY CHILD BED LINEN)
WAREHOUSE (MUSIC)
WAREHOUSE (NAIL & IRON)
WAREHOUSE (PAPER & OIL)
WAREHOUSE (PAPER)
WAREHOUSE (PICKLED TONGUE)
WAREHOUSE (PROVISION)
WAREHOUSE (ROLLED & PLATED METAL & WIRE &C)
WAREHOUSE (SALT & CORN)
WAREHOUSE (SHEFFIELD)
WAREHOUSE (SHOE)
WAREHOUSE (SHOP TOOL)
WAREHOUSE (STEEL & IRON)
WAREHOUSE (TEA & PAPER)
WAREHOUSE (TEA)
WAREHOUSE (TOY)
WAREHOUSE (WHOLESALE & RETAIL BACON & CHEESE)
WAREHOUSE (WHOLESALE NEEDLE & FISH HOOK)
WAREHOUSE (WINE & SPIRIT)
WAREHOUSE (WORCESTER GLOVE & BRACE)
WAREHOUSE (WORSTED) &C
WARMING PAN & SCALE MKR
WARWICK JUNCTION WHARF
WATCH & CLOCK MKR
WATCH CHAIN MFR (GOLD GILT & STEEL)
WATCH CHAIN MKR (HAIR SILK & RIBBAND)
WATCH GLASS MFR
WATCH HAND & PENDANT (GOLD) MKR
WATCH HAND MKR
WATCH MFR
WATER CLOSETS ON AN IMPROVED PLAN
WEAVER (SACKING)
WEIGHT & SHOVEL MFR
WEIGHT MFR (BRASS)
WEIGHT MFR (ENGLISH & FOREIGN)
WHARFINGER
WHEELWRIGHT
WHIP & WHIP THONG MFR
WHIP MKR
WHIP MOUNT MFR
WHITESMITH
WHOLESALE BOOKSELLER
WHOLESALE GROCER
WHOLESALE HABERDASHER
WHOLESALE IRONMONGER
WHOLESALE JEWELLER
WHOLESALE SADDLER
WHOLESALE STATIONER
WINE & BRANDY MERCHANT
WINE & SPIRIT DEALER
WINE COOPER & BOTTLED PORTER DEALER
WINE MERCHANT
WINNOWING MACHINE MKR
WIRE DRAWER
WIRE WEAVER & DRAWER
WOOD TURNER
WOOL STAPLER
WOOLCOMBER
WORSTED & COTTON DEALER
WORSTED MFR
WORSTED SPINNER
WRITING DESK (PORTABLE) MFR
WRITING MASTER
YARN MERCHANT
YEAST FACTOR
STREETS WITH A HIGH PROPORTION OF ADDRESSES WITH NO STATED OCCUPATION

Wrightson's Directory purported to provide a listing of 'the merchants, tradesmen and
respectable inhabitants' of the town. About 12% of the addresses show no occupation
against them. It is clear that some of these represent the residential addresses of
tradespeople who are also listed at business addresses elsewhere in the town, and
since the main purpose of such a directory was to promote business, it is reasonable
to suppose that in most, if not all, cases where no occupation is shown, that is because
none was carried on at that address.

The following list contains all the streets where 50% or more of the addresses had no
occupation listed against them. These streets, which are concentrated to the west of the town
around Five Ways, to the north-west around Summer Hill and the western side of the
modern Jewellery Quarter, and to the north in Hockley and Handsworth, are likely to have
been the desirable addresses of the time.


Street name                       No. of addresses                   Percentage showing
                                  listed                             no occupation

Rose Hill Handsworth                        3                               100
St James's St                               7                               100
St Martin's Pl                              3                               100
Summer Hill Terrace                         6                               100
Calthorpe St                               13                                92
Camden Hill                                10                                90
Summer Hill                                14                                86
Hockley Hill                                6                                83
Prince's Row                                5                                80
Hagley Row                                 33                                79
Edgbaston                                  17                                76
Soho Hill                                  17                                76
Hampstead Row                              21                                76
Bath Row                                   18                                72
Hockley                                    14                                71
Warstone Lane                              16                                69
Handsworth                                  9                                67
Ashted Row                                 51                                67
Bristol St                                 50                                64
Islington                                  54                                56
Crescent                                   24                                54
Regent Place                                4                                50

								
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