In 1911, of 214 residents aged 14 or over 128 were in employment. There were sixteen farmers or farm workers, twenty one gardeners, nineteen domestic servants, and four laundresses, and a number of jobs relating to the estate or the major houses (butler, cook, groom, chauffeur, coachman, gamekeeper).
Only twelve people are likely to have worked outside the estate – a banker, two lawyers, a surgeon, an engineer, an insurance clerk, two chocolate manufacturers (the Frys), two golf links workers, the toll keeper on the Clifton Suspension Bridge and – the only woman working outside the village - a draper’s assistant.
|Employment in Abbots Leigh 1911|
|Farmers and farm workers||16||13|