The whole 1803 table of estimated populations and family incomes
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on March 20, 1998 at 12:05:53:
In response to Earnings, written by Captain Everett on March 15, 1998 at 21:54:23
] Harold Perkins, The Origins of Modern English Society, 1780-1880 has some average incomes for 1803, in a table. He shows two levels of Clergy earning averages of 500 and 120 pounds per year. Dissenters had an income of 120 pounds. This could be compared to earnings of 800 pounds for lesser "merchants" and manufacturers, 500 for ship owners, 150 for tailors and shopkeepers, 75 for clerks and shopmen, 55 for artisans, 31 for labourers, as well as 30 for lunatics, 25 for debtors, 20 for pensioned soldiers, 16.4 for paupers, and 10 for vagrants.
This whole table of estimated populations and family incomes is available on-line in the file http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/pre-faq.txt (scroll down towards the bottom, or search for "Colquhoun").
I copied the orginal, more detailed and elaborate, table from Colquhoun's 1806 "Treatise on Indigence", and have been meaning to scan it in for a while, but never erally finished this...
- Thanks, I was just considering entering all that data myself*nfm Captain Everett 11:59:22 3/21/98 (0)
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