County of origin
Number of immigrants
Suffolk
41
Norfolk
39
Middlesex
5
Surrey
3
Lancashire
3
Cambridgeshire
2
Cornwall
1
Staffordshire
1
Shropshire
1
Devon
1
Hampshire
1
Hertfordshire
1
Somerset
1
Italy
1
The above table was compiled from the 1861 Census for the 'Harbour Village Community' in Steven St., Clemence St. and Selby St. It lists heads of households according to their county of birth. See map Social Divisions.

Workers living in these streets (169), which were developed in 1850s to house people with manual skills required to service the needs of the rapidly growing town, were defined by a total of 54 occupations. This local economy was dominated by workers who were specifically associated with house building (44 individuals), shipping activities (15) and railway operations (16).

Of other significant occupations there were 5 agricultural labourers, 7 blacksmiths, 15 coal heavers/porters and 12 workers specifically associated with the nearby creosote works, which produced coke as a by-product.