Labour Market

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Labour Market

Economic Activity

Definition

This derived variable is created using information from Questions 18 to 22 (images provided) on the Census form and the question on Hours Worked (see HOUPUK) and Employment Type (EMTPUK). The classification is based on the International Labour Office (ILO) definition of economic activity, and is an ONS harmonised survey classification.

As well as inevitable differences between a census and surveys, minor differences include the definition of part-time and full-time, and the sub-categorisation of economically inactive. For the Census, part-time is defined as working 30 hours or less, whereas for the harmonised output classification, part-time status is self-assessed. ‘In employment’ includes people on Government Sponsored Training Schemes.

The full classification given below provides detailed economic activity information for all economically active full-time students.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged between 16 and 74 years, UK

Economically Active (excluding full-time students)

In Employment

Employee

01 Part-time
 

02 Full-time
 

Self employed with employees

03 Part -time
 

04 Full-time
 

Self employed without employees

05 Part-time
 

06 Full-time
 

Unemployed

07 Seeking work and available to start within 2 weeks
 

08 Waiting to start a job already obtained and available to start within 2 weeks
 

Economically Active full-time students

In Employment

Employee

09 Part-time
 

10 Full-time
 

Self employed with employees

11 Part-time
 

12 Full-time
 

Self employed without employees

13 Part-time
 

14 Full-time
 

Unemployed

15 Seeking work and available to start within 2 weeks
 

16 Waiting to start a job already obtained and available to start within 2 weeks
 

Economically Inactive

17 Retired
 

18 Student
 

19 Looking after home/family
 

20 Permanently sick/disabled
 

21 Other
 

XX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 22

Not applicable category (XX) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

Output

CAS013, CAS021, CAS026, CAS027, CAS028, CAS030, CAS031, CAS032, CAS041, CAS043, CAS061, CAS063

CAST02, CAST05, CAST07

S13, S21, S26, S27, S28, S30, S31, S32, S35, S38, S41, S43, S61, AF3

KS9A-C, KS13

T17, T18, T19, T20, T25, T26, T27, T28, T33, T34

UV28, UV29

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Employed Deprivation, Household Indicator

Definition

This derived variable is an indicator of household deprivation. A household is defined as deprived in the employment dimension if any person in the household aged 16-74 who is not a full-time student is either unemployed or permanently sick.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

0 Not deprived in employment dimension

1 Deprived in employment dimension

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable category (X) comprises: household spaces with no residents

Output

Not used in Standard area statistics in Scotland.
 
Workers in Generation 1 of Family

Definition

This variable indicates the number of people in generation 1 of a family who were working in the week before Census.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All families, UK

0 No person working

1 One person working

2 Both people working

Total number of categories: 3

Output

CAST01

KS22

T16

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Employment Type

Definition

This variable records whether a person is (was) an employee, or self-employed with or without employees.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 who have ever worked, UK

1 Employee

2 Self-employed with employees

3 Self employed without employees

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 4

Not applicable category (X) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people aged 16 to 74 who have never worked

Output

CAS013, CAS021, CAS026, CAS027, CAS028, CAS030, CAS031, CAS032, CAS035, CAS038, CAS041, CAS043, CAS061

CAST02, CAST05

S13, S21, S26, S27, S28, S30, S31, S32, S41, S43, S61, S239, AF3

KS9A-C, KS10, KS11A-C, KS12A-C, KS14A-C

T16, T17, T25, T26, T27, T28, T33, T34

UV28

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Ever Worked Indicator

Definition

This variable records whether a person has ever worked.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: People aged 16-74 years, who were not working in the week before the Census, UK

1 Has worked

2 Never worked

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people who were working the week before the Census

Output

CAS041

CAST02

S41

UV27

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Hours Worked

Definition

This question records how many hours people normally work in their main job. The person is asked to answer the question to the nearest whole hour and give the average for the last four weeks.

This variable is used in the derived variable - Economic Activity (ECOPUK) to determine whether a person is working part-time (30 hours or less per week) or full-time (31 hours or more per week).

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 years who were working the week before the Census, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All people aged 16-74 who have ever worked, Scotland.

01 - 99 1 to 99 hours singly

XX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 100

Not applicable (XX) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people aged 16 to 74 who were not working in the week before the Census, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

- people aged 16 to 74 who have never worked, Scotland

Output

CAS029, CAS040

S21, S29, S35, S38, S40

KS10

T17, T18, T28

UV41

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Industry

Definition

This question asks for a description of the business, or main activity of each person’s employer. The variable uses a Census modified version of the UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 1992 – UK SIC (92) classification. For the 2001 Census, industry descriptions given to the question above are automatically coded using the modified SIC(92) classification. Where possible, output is at the detailed 4-digit level. However, in many cases, insufficient information is given by the public when completing this question. For example, insufficient responses provided by the form-filler relating to the construction industry has meant releasing output at the 2-digit level only. This has resulted in a need to produce a modified output classification that is a mixture of 2, 3 and 4-digit industry codes. The classification below provides output similar to that of the 1991 Census. In standard output, the most detailed classification is at section level, A to Q.

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Output Classifications

Applicability:

All people aged 16 to 74 years working in the week before Census and all people aged 16 to 64 years who were not working in the week before Census but who last worked in 1996 or later, England, Wales and Scotland.

All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, Northern Ireland

A Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry

01 Agriculture, hunting and related service activities

010 Farming n.o.s
 

011 Growing of crops, market gardening; horticulture
 

012 Farming of animals
 

013 Growing of crops combined with farming of animals (mixed farming)
 

014 Agricultural and animal husbandry service activities, except veterinary activities
 

015 Hunting, trapping and game propagation including related service activities
 

02 Forestry, logging and related service activities
 

B Fishing

05 Fishing, operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms; service activities incidental to fishing
 

C Mining and Quarrying

10 Mining of coal and lignite; extraction of peat
 

11 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas; service activities incidental to oil and gas extraction excluding surveying
 

12 Mining of uranium and thorium ores
 

13 Mining of metal ores
 

14 Other mining and quarrying
 

D Manufacturing

15 Manufacture of food products and beverages

150 Manufacture of food products and beverages n.o.s
 

151 Production, processing and preserving of meat and meat products
 

152 Processing and preserving of fish and fish products
 

153 Processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
 

154 Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats
 

155 Manufacture of dairy products
 

156 Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products
 

157 Manufacture of prepared animal feeds
 

158 Manufacture of other food products
 

159 Manufacture of beverages
 

16 Manufacture of tobacco products
 

17 Manufacture of textiles
 

18 Manufacture of wearing apparel; dressing and dyeing of fur
 

19 Tanning and dressing of leather; Manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery harness and footwear

190 Manufacture of leather and leather products n.o.s.
 

191 Tanning and dressing of leather
 

192 Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness
 

193 Manufacture of footwear
 

20 Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
 

21 Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products

210 Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products n.o.s.
 

211 Manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard
 

212 Manufacture of articles of paper and paperboard
 

22 Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

220 Printing and publishing n.o.s
 

221 Publishing
 

222 Printing and service activities related to printing
 

223 Reproduction of recorded media
 

23 Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
 

24 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

240 Manufacture of chemicals n.o.s
 

241 Manufacture of basic chemicals
 

242 Manufacture of pesticides and other agro-chemical products
 

243 Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics
 

244 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemicals and botanical products
 

245 Manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations, perfumes and toilet preparations
 

246 Manufacture of other chemical products
 

247 Manufacture of man-made fibres
 

25 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

250 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products n.o.s
 

251 Manufacture of rubber products
 

252 Manufacture of plastic products
 

26 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

260 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.o.s
 

261 Manufacture of glass and glass products
 

262 Manufacture of non-refractory ceramic goods other than for construction purposes; manufacture of refractory ceramic products
 

263 Manufacture of ceramic tiles and flags
 

264 Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay
 

265 Manufacture of cement, lime and plaster
 

266 Manufacture of articles of concrete, plaster and cement
 

267 Cutting, shaping and finishing of stone
 

268 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
 

27 Manufacture of basic metals
 

28 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
 

29 Manufacture of machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified

290 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.o.s
 

291 Manufacture of machinery for the production and use of mechanical power, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines
 

292 Manufacture of other general purpose machinery
 

293 Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery
 

294 Manufacture of machine tools
 

295 Manufacture of other special purpose machinery
 

296 Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
 

297 Manufacture of domestic appliances not elsewhere classified
 

30 Manufacture of office machinery and computers
 

31 Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus not elsewhere classified
 

32 Manufacture of radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus
 

33 Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocks

330 Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocks n.o.s
 

331 Manufacture of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances
 

332 Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, checking, testing, navigating and other purposes, except industrial process control equipment
 

333 Manufacture of industrial process control equipment
 

334 Manufacture of optical instruments and photographic equipment
 

335 Manufacture of watches and clocks
 

34 Manufacture of Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-trailers

340 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers n.o.s
 

341 Manufacture of motor vehicles
 

342 Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
 

343 Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles and their engines
 

35 Manufacture of other transport equipment

350 Manufacture of other transport equipment n.o.s
 

351 Building and repairing of ships and boats
 

352 Manufacture of railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock
 

353 Manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft
 

354 Manufacture of motorcycles and bicycles
 

355 Manufacture of other transport equipment not elsewhere classified
 

36 Manufacture of furniture, manufacturing not elsewhere classified

360 Manufacturing n.o.s
 

361 Manufacture of furniture
 

362 Manufacture of jewellery and related articles
 

363 Manufacture of musical instruments
 

364 Manufacture of sports goods
 

365 Manufacture of games and toys
 

366 Miscellaneous manufacturing not elsewhere classified
 

37 Recycling
 

E Electricity, gas and water supply

40 Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supply

400 Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supply n.o.s
 

401 Production and distribution of electricity
 

402 Manufacture of gas; distribution of gaseous fuels through mains
 

403 Steam and hot water supply
 

41 Collection, purification and distribution of water
 

F Construction

45 Construction
 

G Wholesale and retail trade; Repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods

50 Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Retail sale of automotive fuel

500 Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles n.o.s
 

501 Sale of motor vehicles
 

502 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
 

503 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
 

504 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories
 

505 Retail sale of automotive fuel
 

51 Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
 

52 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles; repair of personal and household goods530 Retail and wholesale n.o.s (when not coded to either 51 or 52)
 

H Hotels and Restaurants

55 Hotels and restaurants

550 Hotels and restaurants n.o.s
 

551 Hotels
 

552 Camping sites and other provision of short stay accommodation
 

553 Restaurants
 

554 Bars
 

555 Canteens and catering
 

I Transport, storage and communication

60 Land transport; Transport via pipelines

600 Land transport n.o.s
 

601 Transport via railways
 

602 Other land transport
 

603 Transport via pipelines
 

61 Water transport
 

62 Air transport
 

63 Supporting and auxiliary transport activities; activities of travel agents

630 Supporting and auxiliary transport activities n.o.s
 

631 Cargo handling and storage
 

632 Other supporting transport activities
 

633 Activities of travel agencies and tour operators; tourist assistance activities not elsewhere classified
 

634 Activities of other transport agencies
 

64 Post and Telecommunications

640 Post and telecommunications n.o.s
 

641 Post and courier activities
 

642 Telecommunications
 

J Financial Intermediation

65 Financial intermediation, except insurance and pension funding
 

66 Insurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security
 

67 Activities auxiliary to financial intermediation
 

K Real Estate, Renting and Business activities

70 Real Estate activities
 

71 Renting of machinery and equipment without operator and of personal and household goods
 

72 Computer and related activities
 

73 Research and Development
 

74 Other Business Activities

740 Other business activities n.o.s

7411 Legal activities
 

7412 Accounting, book keeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy
 

7413 Market research and public opinion polling
 

7414 Business and management consultancy activities
 

7415 Management activities of holding companies
 

742 Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
 

743 Technical testing and analysis
 

744 Advertising
 

745 Labour recruitment and provision of personnel
 

746 Investigation and security activities
 

747 Industrial cleaning
 

748 Miscellaneous business activities not elsewhere classified
 

L Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security

75 Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security

750 Public administration n.o.s

7511 General (overall) public service activities
 

7512 Regulation of the activities of agencies that provide health care, education, cultural services and other social services excluding social security
 

7513 Regulation of and contribution to more efficient operation of business
 

7514 Supporting service activities for the government as a whole
 

7521 Foreign affairs
 

7522 Defence activities
 

7523 Justice and judicial activities
 

7524 Public security, law and order activities
 

7525 Fire service activities
 

753 Compulsory social security activities
 

M Education

80 Education

800 Education n.o.s
 

801 Primary Education

8021 General secondary education
 

8022 Technical and vocational secondary education.
 

8031 Sub-degree level higher education
 

8032 First degree, post graduate level higher education
 

8041 Driving school activities
 

8042 Adult and other education not elsewhere classified
 

N Health and Social Work

85 Health and Social Work

850 Health and social work n.o.s

8511 Hospital Activities
 

8512 Medical practice activities
 

8513 Dental practice activities
 

8514 Other human health activities
 

852 Veterinary activities
 

853 Social work activities
 

O Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities

90 Sewage and refuse disposal, sanitation and similar activities
 

91 Activities of membership organisations
 

92 Recreational, Cultural and Sporting Activities

920 Recreational, cultural and sporting activities n.o.s
 

921 Motion picture and video activities
 

922 Radio and television activities
 

923 Other entertainment activities
 

924 News agency activities
 

925 Library, archives, museums and other cultural activities
 

926 Sporting activities
 

927 Other recreational activities
 

93 Other service activities
 

P Private Households with Employed Persons

95 Private Households with employed persons
 

Q Extra-Territorial Organisation and Bodies

99 Extra-Territorial Organisations and Bodies
 

Additional details

XXX Not applicable

n.o.s stands for ‘not otherwise stated’.

Total number of categories: 191

Not applicable (XXX) comprises:

- all people aged 15 and under or aged 75 and over, UK

- all people aged 16-64, who were not working in the week before census and who last worked before 1996 or who have never worked, England, Wales and Scotland

- all people aged 65-74 who were not working in the week before census, England, Wales and Scotland

all people aged 16-74 who have never worked, Northern Ireland

Output

CAS036, CAS037, CAS038, CAS039

CAST07

S36, S37, S38, S39, S211, S241

KS11A-C

T27, T28

UV34, UV77

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Occupation

Definition

This variable records the occupation of the person, coded to the new Standard Occupational Classification (SOC2000). The 2001 Census uses the full classification down to unit group level – the lowest of the four levels in the classification.

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Output Classifications

Applicability:

All people aged 16 to 74 years working in the week before Census and all people aged 16 to 64 years who were not working in the week before Census but who last worked in 1996 or later, England, Wales and Scotland.

All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, Northern Ireland

The different levels in this classification are:

1 digit code (e.g. 1) – Major Group Level, 9 categories

2 digit code (e.g. 11) - Sub-Major Group Level, 25 categories

3 digit code (e.g. 111) – Minor Group Level, 81 categories

4 digit code (e.g. 1111) – Unit Group Level, 353 categories
 

The most detail used in standard output is the Sub-Major Group level.

1 MANAGERS AND SENIOR OFFICIALS

11 CORPORATE MANAGERS

111 Corporate Managers And Senior Officials

1111 Senior officials in national government
 

1112 Directors and chief executives of major organisations
 

1113 Senior officials in local government
 

1114 Senior officials of special interest organisations
 

112 Production Managers

1121 Production, works and maintenance managers
 

1122 Managers in construction
 

1123 Managers in mining and energy
 

113 Functional Managers

1131 Financial managers and chartered secretaries
 

1132 Marketing and sales managers
 

1133 Purchasing managers
 

1134 Advertising and public relations managers
 

1135 Personnel, training and industrial relations managers
 

1136 Information and communication technology managers
 

1137 Research and development managers
 

114 Quality And Customer Care Managers

1141 Quality assurance managers
 

1142 Customer care managers
 

115 Financial Institution And Office Managers

1151 Financial institution managers
 

1152 Office managers
 

116 Managers In Distribution, Storage And Retailing

1161 Transport and distribution managers
 

1162 Storage and warehouse managers
 

1163 Retail and wholesale managers
 

117 Protective Service Officers

1171 Officers in armed forces
 

1172 Police officers (inspectors and above)
 

1173 Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services
 

1174 Security managers
 

118 Health And Social Services Managers

1181 Hospital and health service managers
 

1182 Pharmacy managers
 

1183 Healthcare practice managers
 

1184 Social services managers
 

1185 Residential and day care managers
 

12 MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS IN AGRICULTURE AND SERVICES

121 Managers In Farming, Horticulture, Forestry And Fishing

1211 Farm managers
 

1212 Natural environment and conservation managers
 

1219 Managers in animal husbandry, forestry and fishing n.e.c.
 

122 Managers And Proprietors In Hospitality And Leisure Services

1221 Hotel and accommodation managers
 

1222 Conference and exhibition managers
 

1223 Restaurant and catering managers
 

1224 Publicans and managers of licensed premises
 

1225 Leisure and sports managers
 

1226 Travel agency managers
 

123 Managers And Proprietors In Other Service Industries

1231 Property, housing and land managers
 

1232 Garage managers and proprietors
 

1233 Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors
 

1234 Shopkeepers and wholesale/retail dealers
 

1235 Recycling and refuse disposal managers
 

1239 Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.
 

2 PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS

21 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

211 Science Professionals

2111 Chemists
 

2112 Biological scientists and biochemists
 

2113 Physicists, geologists and meteorologists
 

212 Engineering Professionals

2121 Civil engineers
 

2122 Mechanical engineers
 

2123 Electrical engineers
 

2124 Electronics engineers
 

2125 Chemical engineers
 

2126 Design and development engineers
 

2127 Production and process engineers
 

2128 Planning and quality control engineers
 

2129 Engineering professionals n.e.c.
 

213 Information And Communication Technology Professionals

2131 IT strategy and planning professionals
 

2132 Software professionals
 

22 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

221 Health Professionals

2211 Medical practitioners
 

2212 Psychologists
 

2213 Pharmacists/pharmacologists
 

2214 Ophthalmic opticians
 

2215 Dental practitioners
 

2216 Veterinarians
 

23 TEACHING AND RESEARCH PROFESSIONALS

231 Teaching Professionals

2311 Higher education teaching professionals
 

2312 Further education teaching professionals
 

2313 Education officers, school inspectors
 

2314 Secondary education teaching professionals
 

2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
 

2316 Special needs education teaching professionals
 

2317 Registrars and senior administrators of educational establishments
 

2319 Teaching professionals n.e.c.
 

232 Research Professionals

2321 Scientific researchers
 

2322 Social science researchers
 

2329 Researchers n.e.c.
 

24 BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

241 Legal Professionals

2411 Solicitors and lawyers, judges and coroners
 

2419 Legal professionals n.e.c.
 

242 Business And Statistical Professionals

2421 Chartered and certified accountants
 

2422 Management accountants
 

2423 Management consultants, actuaries, economists and statisticians
 

243 Architects, Town Planners, Surveyors

2431 Architects
 

2432 Town planners
 

2433 Quantity surveyors
 

2434 Chartered surveyors (not quantity surveyors)
 

244 Public Service Professionals

2441 Public service administrative professionals
 

2442 Social workers
 

2443 Probation officers
 

2444 Clergy
 

245 Librarians And Related Professionals

2451 Librarians
 

2452 Archivists and curators
 

3 ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS

31 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS

311 Science And Engineering Technicians

3111 Laboratory technicians
 

3112 Electrical/electronics technicians
 

3113 Engineering technicians
 

3114 Building and civil engineering technicians
 

3115 Quality assurance technicians
 

3119 Science and engineering technicians n.e.c.
 

312 Draughtspersons And Building Inspectors

3121 Architectural technologists and town planning technicians
 

3122 Draughtspersons
 

3123 Building inspectors
 

313 IT Service Delivery Occupations

3131 IT operations technicians
 

3132 IT user support technicians
 

32 HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS

321 Health Associate Professionals

3211 Nurses
 

3212 Midwives
 

3213 Paramedics
 

3214 Medical radiographers
 

3215 Chiropodists
 

3216 Dispensing opticians
 

3217 Pharmaceutical dispensers
 

3218 Medical and dental technicians
 

322 Therapists

3221 Physiotherapists
 

3222 Occupational therapists
 

3223 Speech and language therapists
 

3229 Therapists n.e.c.
 

323 Social Welfare Associate Professionals

3231 Youth and community workers
 

3232 Housing and welfare officers
 

33 PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

331 Protective Service Occupations

3311 NCOs and other ranks
 

3312 Police officers (sergeant and below)
 

3313 Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below)
 

3314 Prison service officers (below principal officer)
 

3319 Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.
 

34 CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORTS OCCUPATIONS

341 Artistic And Literary Occupations

3411 Artists
 

3412 Authors, writers
 

3413 Actors, entertainers
 

3414 Dancers and choreographers
 

3415 Musicians
 

3416 Arts officers, producers and directors
 

342 Design Associate Professionals

3421 Graphic designers
 

3422 Product, clothing and related designers
 

343 Media Associate Professionals

3431 Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
 

3432 Broadcasting associate professionals
 

3433 Public relations officers
 

3434 Photographers and audio-visual equipment operators
 

344 Sports And Fitness Occupations

3441 Sports players
 

3442 Sports coaches, instructors and officials
 

3443 Fitness instructors
 

3449 Sports and fitness occupations n.e.c.
 

35 BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS

351 Transport Associate Professionals

3511 Air traffic controllers
 

3512 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
 

3513 Ship and hovercraft officers
 

3514 Train driver
 

352 Legal Associate Professionals

3520 Legal associate professionals
 

353 Business And Finance Associate Professionals

3531 Estimators, valuers and assessors
 

3532 Brokers
 

3533 Insurance underwriters
 

3534 Finance and investment analysts/advisers
 

3535 Taxation experts
 

3536 Importers, exporters
 

3537 Financial and accounting technicians
 

3539 Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.
 

354 Sales And Related Associate Professionals

3541 Buyers and purchasing officers
 

3542 Sales representatives
 

3543 Marketing associate professionals
 

3544 Estate agents, auctioneers
 

355 Conservation Associate Professionals

3551 Conservation and environmental protection officers
 

3552 Countryside and park rangers
 

356 Public Service And Other Associate Professionals

3561 Public service associate professionals
 

3562 Personnel and industrial relations officers
 

3563 Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
 

3564 Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists
 

3565 Inspectors of factories, utilities and trading standards
 

3566 Statutory examiners
 

3567 Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety)
 

3568 Environmental health officers
 

4 ADMINISTRATIVE AND SECRETARIAL OCCUPATIONS

41 ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS

411 Administrative Occupations: Government And Related Organisations

4111 Civil Service executive officers
 

4112 Civil Service administrative officers and assistants
 

4113 Local government clerical officers and assistants
 

4114 Officers of non-governmental organisations
 

412 Administrative Occupations: Finance

4121 Credit controllers
 

4122 Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers, other financial clerks
 

4123 Counter clerks
 

413 Administrative Occupations: Records

4131 Filing and other records assistants/clerks
 

4132 Pensions and insurance clerks
 

4133 Stock control clerks
 

4134 Transport and distribution clerks
 

4135 Library assistants/clerks
 

4136 Database assistants/clerks
 

4137 Market research interviewers
 

414 Administrative Occupations: Communications

4141 Telephonists
 

4142 Communication operators
 

415 Administrative Occupations: General

4150 General office assistants/clerks
 

42 SECRETARIAL AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

421 Secretarial And Related Occupations

4211 Medical secretaries
 

4212 Legal secretaries
 

4213 School secretaries
 

4214 Company secretaries
 

4215 Personal assistants and other secretaries
 

4216 Receptionists
 

4217 Typists
 

5 SKILLED TRADES OCCUPATIONS

51 SKILLED AGRICULTURAL TRADES

511 Agricultural Trades

5111 Farmers
 

5112 Horticultural trades
 

5113 Gardeners and groundsmen/groundswomen
 

5119 Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.
 

52 SKILLED METAL AND ELECTRICAL TRADES

521 Metal Forming, Welding And Related Trades

5211 Smiths and forge workers
 

5212 Moulders, core makers, die casters
 

5213 Sheet metal workers
 

5214 Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters
 

5215 Welding trades
 

5216 Pipe fitters
 

522 Metal Machining, Fitting And Instrument Making Trades

5221 Metal machining setters and setter-operators
 

5222 Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out
 

5223 Metal working production and maintenance fitters
 

5224 Precision instrument makers and repairers
 

523 Vehicle Trades

5231 Motor mechanics, auto engineers
 

5232 Vehicle body builders and repairers
 

5233 Auto electricians
 

5234 Vehicle spray painters
 

524 Electrical Trades

5241 Electricians, electrical fitters
 

5242 Telecommunications engineers
 

5243 Lines repairers and cable jointers
 

5244 TV, video and audio engineers
 

5245 Computer engineers, installation and maintenance
 

5249 Electrical/electronics engineers n.e.c.
 

53 SKILLED CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING TRADES

531 Construction Trades

5311 Steel erectors
 

5312 Bricklayers, masons
 

5313 Roofers, roof tilers and slaters
 

5314 Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers
 

5315 Carpenters and joiners
 

5316 Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters
 

5319 Construction trades n.e.c.
 

532 Building Trades

5321 Plasterers
 

5322 Floorers and wall tilers
 

5323 Painters and decorators
 

54 TEXTILES, PRINTING AND OTHER SKILLED TRADES

541 Textiles And Garments Trades

5411 Weavers and knitters
 

5412 Upholsterers
 

5413 Leather and related trades
 

5414 Tailors and dressmakers
 

5419 Textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.
 

542 Printing Trades

5421 Originators, compositors and print preparers
 

5422 Printers
 

5423 Bookbinders and print finishers
 

5424 Screen printers
 

543 Food Preparation Trades

5431 Butchers, meat cutters
 

5432 Bakers, flour confectioners
 

5433 Fishmongers, poultry dressers
 

5434 Chefs, cooks
 

549 Skilled Trades n. e. c.

5491 Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers
 

5492 Furniture makers, other craft woodworkers
 

5493 Pattern makers (moulds)
 

5494 Musical instrument makers and tuners
 

5495 Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers
 

5496 Floral arrangers, florists
 

5499 Hand craft occupations n.e.c.
 

6 PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

61 CARING PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

611 Healthcare And Related Personal Services

6111 Nursing auxiliaries and assistants
 

6112 Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)
 

6113 Dental nurses
 

6114 Houseparents and residential wardens
 

6115 Care assistants and home carers
 

612 Childcare And Related Personal Services

6121 Nursery nurses
 

6122 Childminders and related occupations
 

6123 Playgroup leaders/assistants
 

6124 Educational assistants
 

613 Animal Care Services

6131 Veterinary nurses and assistants
 

6139 Animal care occupations n.e.c.
 

62 LEISURE AND OTHER PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

621 Leisure And Travel Service Occupations

6211 Sports and leisure assistants
 

6212 Travel agents
 

6213 Travel and tour guides
 

6214 Air travel assistants
 

6215 Rail travel assistants
 

6219 Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.
 

622 Hairdressers And Related Occupations

6221 Hairdressers, barbers
 

6222 Beauticians and related occupations
 

623 Housekeeping Occupations

6231 Housekeepers and related occupations
 

6232 Caretakers
 

629 Personal Services Occupations n. e. c.

6291 Undertakers and mortuary assistants
 

6292 Pest control officers
 

7 SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

71 SALES OCCUPATIONS

711 Sales Assistants And Retail Cashiers

7111 Sales and retail assistants
 

7112 Retail cashiers and check-out operators
 

7113 Telephone salespersons
 

712 Sales Related Occupations

7121 Collector salespersons and credit agents
 

7122 Debt, rent and other cash collectors
 

7123 Roundsmen/women and van salespersons
 

7124 Market and street traders and assistants
 

7125 Merchandisers and window dressers
 

7129 Sales related occupations n.e.c.
 

72 CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

721 Customer Service Occupations

7211 Call centre agents/operators
 

7212 Customer care occupations
 

8 PROCESS, PLANT AND MACHINE OPERATIVES

81 PROCESS, PLANT AND MACHINE OPERATIVES

811 Process Operatives

8111 Food, drink and tobacco process operatives
 

8112 Glass and ceramics process operatives
 

8113 Textile process operatives
 

8114 Chemical and related process operatives
 

8115 Rubber process operatives
 

8116 Plastics process operatives
 

8117 Metal making and treating process operatives
 

8118 Electroplaters
 

8119 Process operatives n.e.c.
 

812 Plant And Machine Operatives

8121 Paper and wood machine operatives
 

8122 Coal mine operatives
 

8123 Quarry workers and related operatives
 

8124 Energy plant operatives
 

8125 Metal working machine operatives
 

8126 Water and sewerage plant operatives
 

8129 Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.
 

813 Assemblers And Routine Operatives

8131 Assemblers (electrical products)
 

8132 Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
 

8133 Routine inspectors and testers
 

8134 Weighers, graders, sorters
 

8135 Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
 

8136 Clothing cutters
 

8137 Sewing machinists
 

8138 Routine laboratory testers
 

8139 Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.
 

814 Construction Operatives

8141 Scaffolders, stagers, riggers
 

8142 Road construction operatives
 

8143 Rail construction and maintenance operatives
 

8149 Construction operatives n.e.c.
 

82 TRANSPORT AND MOBILE MACHINE DRIVERS AND OPERATIVES

821 Transport Drivers And Operatives

8211 Heavy goods vehicle drivers
 

8212 Van drivers
 

8213 Bus and coach drivers
 

8214 Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs
 

8215 Driving instructors
 

8216 Rail transport operatives
 

8217 Seafarers (merchant navy); barge, lighter and boat operatives
 

8218 Air transport operatives
 

8219 Transport operatives n.e.c.
 

822 Mobile Machine Drivers And Operatives

8221 Crane drivers
 

8222 Fork-lift truck drivers
 

8223 Agricultural machinery drivers
 

8229 Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.
 

9 ELEMENTARY OCCUPATIONS

91 ELEMENTARY TRADES, PLANT AND STORAGE RELATED OCCUPATIONS

911 Elementary Agricultural Occupations

9111 Farm workers
 

9112 Forestry workers
 

9119 Fishing and agriculture related occupations n.e.c.
 

912 Elementary Construction Occupations

9121 Labourers in building and woodworking trades
 

9129 Labourers in other construction trades n.e.c.
 

913 Elementary Process Plant Occupations

9131 Labourers in foundries
 

9132 Industrial cleaning process occupations
 

9133 Printing machine minders and assistants
 

9134 Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers
 

9139 Labourers in process and plant operations n.e.c.
 

914 Elementary Goods Storage Occupations

9141 Stevedores, dockers and slingers
 

9149 Other goods handling and storage occupations n.e.c.
 

92 ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

921 Elementary Administration Occupations

9211 Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers, couriers
 

9219 Elementary office occupations n.e.c.
 

922 Elementary Personal Services Occupations

9221 Hospital porters
 

9222 Hotel porters
 

9223 Kitchen and catering assistants
 

9224 Waiters, Waitresses
 

9225 Bar staff
 

9226 Leisure and theme park attendants
 

9229 Elementary personal services occupations n.e.c.
 

923 Elementary Cleaning Occupations

9231 Window cleaners
 

9232 Road sweepers
 

9233 Cleaners, domestics
 

9234 Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers
 

9235 Refuse and salvage occupations
 

9239 Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.
 

924 Elementary Security Occupations

9241 Security guards and related occupations
 

9242 Traffic wardens
 

9243 School crossing patrol attendants
 

9244 School mid-day assistants
 

9245 Car park attendants
 

9249 Elementary security occupations n.e.c.
 

925 Elementary Sales Occupations

9251 Shelf fillers
 

9259 Elementary sales occupations n.e.c.
 

Number of categories 354

xxxx not applicable

Not appicable (xxxx) comprises;

- all people aged 15 and under or aged 75 and over, UK

- all people who last worked before 1996 or who have never worked

- all people aged 65-74 who were not working in the week before census

- all people aged 16-74 who have never worked

Output

CAS033, CAS034, CAS035, CAS039, CAS040

CAST07

S33, S34, S35, S39, S40, S209, S214, S240

KS12a-c

T27, T28

UV30, UV79

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Size of Workforce

Definition

This variable records how many people work for the organisation that the person is employed by, at the person's place of employment. Self employed persons should show how many people they employ (including themselves).

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, UK

1 1-9 people

2 10-24 people

3 25-499 people

4 500 or more

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 5

Not applicable (X) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people who have never worked

Output

This variable does not appear in standard output.
 
Supervisor Status

Definition

This variable identifies whether a person is a supervisor or foreman responsible for overseeing the work of other employees on a day-to-day basis.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, UK

1 Supervisor, foreman

2 Not a supervisor or foreman

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable (X) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under or aged 75 and over

- people who have never worked

Output

UV50, UV78

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Year Last Worked

Definition

This variable records the year a person last worked.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: People aged 16 to 74 years, who were not working in the week before the Census but who have worked in the past, UK.

1941-2001

XXXX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 62

Not applicable comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people who were working the week before the Census

- people who have never worked

Output

CAS041

CAST02

S41

UV27

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

TOPICS: LABOUR MARKET

Economic Activity  Industry 
Employed Deprivation, Household Indicator  Occupation 
Workers in Generation 1 of Family  Size of Workforce 
Employment Type  Supervisor Status 
Ever Worked Indicator  Year Last Worked 
Hours Worked  
 
Economic Activity

Definition

This derived variable is created using information from Questions 18 to 22 (images provided) on the Census form and the question on Hours Worked (see HOUPUK) and Employment Type (EMTPUK). The classification is based on the International Labour Office (ILO) definition of economic activity, and is an ONS harmonised survey classification.

As well as inevitable differences between a census and surveys, minor differences include the definition of part-time and full-time, and the sub-categorisation of economically inactive. For the Census, part-time is defined as working 30 hours or less, whereas for the harmonised output classification, part-time status is self-assessed. ‘In employment’ includes people on Government Sponsored Training Schemes.

The full classification given below provides detailed economic activity information for all economically active full-time students.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged between 16 and 74 years, UK

Economically Active (excluding full-time students)

In Employment

Employee

01 Part-time
 

02 Full-time
 

Self employed with employees

03 Part -time
 

04 Full-time
 

Self employed without employees

05 Part-time
 

06 Full-time
 

Unemployed

07 Seeking work and available to start within 2 weeks
 

08 Waiting to start a job already obtained and available to start within 2 weeks
 

Economically Active full-time students

In Employment

Employee

09 Part-time
 

10 Full-time
 

Self employed with employees

11 Part-time
 

12 Full-time
 

Self employed without employees

13 Part-time
 

14 Full-time
 

Unemployed

15 Seeking work and available to start within 2 weeks
 

16 Waiting to start a job already obtained and available to start within 2 weeks
 

Economically Inactive

17 Retired
 

18 Student
 

19 Looking after home/family
 

20 Permanently sick/disabled
 

21 Other
 

XX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 22

Not applicable category (XX) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

Output

CAS013, CAS021, CAS026, CAS027, CAS028, CAS030, CAS031, CAS032, CAS041, CAS043, CAS061, CAS063

CAST02, CAST05, CAST07

S13, S21, S26, S27, S28, S30, S31, S32, S35, S38, S41, S43, S61, AF3

KS9A-C, KS13

T17, T18, T19, T20, T25, T26, T27, T28, T33, T34

UV28, UV29

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Employed Deprivation, Household Indicator

Definition

This derived variable is an indicator of household deprivation. A household is defined as deprived in the employment dimension if any person in the household aged 16-74 who is not a full-time student is either unemployed or permanently sick.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

0 Not deprived in employment dimension

1 Deprived in employment dimension

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable category (X) comprises: household spaces with no residents

Output

Not used in Standard area statistics in Scotland.
 
Workers in Generation 1 of Family

Definition

This variable indicates the number of people in generation 1 of a family who were working in the week before Census.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All families, UK

0 No person working

1 One person working

2 Both people working

Total number of categories: 3

Output

CAST01

KS22

T16

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Employment Type

Definition

This variable records whether a person is (was) an employee, or self-employed with or without employees.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 who have ever worked, UK

1 Employee

2 Self-employed with employees

3 Self employed without employees

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 4

Not applicable category (X) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people aged 16 to 74 who have never worked

Output

CAS013, CAS021, CAS026, CAS027, CAS028, CAS030, CAS031, CAS032, CAS035, CAS038, CAS041, CAS043, CAS061

CAST02, CAST05

S13, S21, S26, S27, S28, S30, S31, S32, S41, S43, S61, S239, AF3

KS9A-C, KS10, KS11A-C, KS12A-C, KS14A-C

T16, T17, T25, T26, T27, T28, T33, T34

UV28

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Ever Worked Indicator

Definition

This variable records whether a person has ever worked.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: People aged 16-74 years, who were not working in the week before the Census, UK

1 Has worked

2 Never worked

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people who were working the week before the Census

Output

CAS041

CAST02

S41

UV27

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Hours Worked

Definition

This question records how many hours people normally work in their main job. The person is asked to answer the question to the nearest whole hour and give the average for the last four weeks.

This variable is used in the derived variable - Economic Activity (ECOPUK) to determine whether a person is working part-time (30 hours or less per week) or full-time (31 hours or more per week).

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 years who were working the week before the Census, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All people aged 16-74 who have ever worked, Scotland.

01 - 99 1 to 99 hours singly

XX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 100

Not applicable (XX) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people aged 16 to 74 who were not working in the week before the Census, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

- people aged 16 to 74 who have never worked, Scotland

Output

CAS029, CAS040

S21, S29, S35, S38, S40

KS10

T17, T18, T28

UV41

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Industry

Definition

This question asks for a description of the business, or main activity of each person’s employer. The variable uses a Census modified version of the UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 1992 – UK SIC (92) classification. For the 2001 Census, industry descriptions given to the question above are automatically coded using the modified SIC(92) classification. Where possible, output is at the detailed 4-digit level. However, in many cases, insufficient information is given by the public when completing this question. For example, insufficient responses provided by the form-filler relating to the construction industry has meant releasing output at the 2-digit level only. This has resulted in a need to produce a modified output classification that is a mixture of 2, 3 and 4-digit industry codes. The classification below provides output similar to that of the 1991 Census. In standard output, the most detailed classification is at section level, A to Q.

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Output Classifications

Applicability:

All people aged 16 to 74 years working in the week before Census and all people aged 16 to 64 years who were not working in the week before Census but who last worked in 1996 or later, England, Wales and Scotland.

All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, Northern Ireland

A Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry

01 Agriculture, hunting and related service activities

010 Farming n.o.s
 

011 Growing of crops, market gardening; horticulture
 

012 Farming of animals
 

013 Growing of crops combined with farming of animals (mixed farming)
 

014 Agricultural and animal husbandry service activities, except veterinary activities
 

015 Hunting, trapping and game propagation including related service activities
 

02 Forestry, logging and related service activities
 

B Fishing

05 Fishing, operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms; service activities incidental to fishing
 

C Mining and Quarrying

10 Mining of coal and lignite; extraction of peat
 

11 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas; service activities incidental to oil and gas extraction excluding surveying
 

12 Mining of uranium and thorium ores
 

13 Mining of metal ores
 

14 Other mining and quarrying
 

D Manufacturing

15 Manufacture of food products and beverages

150 Manufacture of food products and beverages n.o.s
 

151 Production, processing and preserving of meat and meat products
 

152 Processing and preserving of fish and fish products
 

153 Processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
 

154 Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats
 

155 Manufacture of dairy products
 

156 Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products
 

157 Manufacture of prepared animal feeds
 

158 Manufacture of other food products
 

159 Manufacture of beverages
 

16 Manufacture of tobacco products
 

17 Manufacture of textiles
 

18 Manufacture of wearing apparel; dressing and dyeing of fur
 

19 Tanning and dressing of leather; Manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery harness and footwear

190 Manufacture of leather and leather products n.o.s.
 

191 Tanning and dressing of leather
 

192 Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness
 

193 Manufacture of footwear
 

20 Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
 

21 Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products

210 Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products n.o.s.
 

211 Manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard
 

212 Manufacture of articles of paper and paperboard
 

22 Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

220 Printing and publishing n.o.s
 

221 Publishing
 

222 Printing and service activities related to printing
 

223 Reproduction of recorded media
 

23 Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
 

24 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

240 Manufacture of chemicals n.o.s
 

241 Manufacture of basic chemicals
 

242 Manufacture of pesticides and other agro-chemical products
 

243 Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics
 

244 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemicals and botanical products
 

245 Manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations, perfumes and toilet preparations
 

246 Manufacture of other chemical products
 

247 Manufacture of man-made fibres
 

25 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

250 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products n.o.s
 

251 Manufacture of rubber products
 

252 Manufacture of plastic products
 

26 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

260 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.o.s
 

261 Manufacture of glass and glass products
 

262 Manufacture of non-refractory ceramic goods other than for construction purposes; manufacture of refractory ceramic products
 

263 Manufacture of ceramic tiles and flags
 

264 Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay
 

265 Manufacture of cement, lime and plaster
 

266 Manufacture of articles of concrete, plaster and cement
 

267 Cutting, shaping and finishing of stone
 

268 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
 

27 Manufacture of basic metals
 

28 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
 

29 Manufacture of machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified

290 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.o.s
 

291 Manufacture of machinery for the production and use of mechanical power, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines
 

292 Manufacture of other general purpose machinery
 

293 Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery
 

294 Manufacture of machine tools
 

295 Manufacture of other special purpose machinery
 

296 Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
 

297 Manufacture of domestic appliances not elsewhere classified
 

30 Manufacture of office machinery and computers
 

31 Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus not elsewhere classified
 

32 Manufacture of radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus
 

33 Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocks

330 Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocks n.o.s
 

331 Manufacture of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances
 

332 Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, checking, testing, navigating and other purposes, except industrial process control equipment
 

333 Manufacture of industrial process control equipment
 

334 Manufacture of optical instruments and photographic equipment
 

335 Manufacture of watches and clocks
 

34 Manufacture of Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-trailers

340 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers n.o.s
 

341 Manufacture of motor vehicles
 

342 Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
 

343 Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles and their engines
 

35 Manufacture of other transport equipment

350 Manufacture of other transport equipment n.o.s
 

351 Building and repairing of ships and boats
 

352 Manufacture of railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock
 

353 Manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft
 

354 Manufacture of motorcycles and bicycles
 

355 Manufacture of other transport equipment not elsewhere classified
 

36 Manufacture of furniture, manufacturing not elsewhere classified

360 Manufacturing n.o.s
 

361 Manufacture of furniture
 

362 Manufacture of jewellery and related articles
 

363 Manufacture of musical instruments
 

364 Manufacture of sports goods
 

365 Manufacture of games and toys
 

366 Miscellaneous manufacturing not elsewhere classified
 

37 Recycling
 

E Electricity, gas and water supply

40 Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supply

400 Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supply n.o.s
 

401 Production and distribution of electricity
 

402 Manufacture of gas; distribution of gaseous fuels through mains
 

403 Steam and hot water supply
 

41 Collection, purification and distribution of water
 

F Construction

45 Construction
 

G Wholesale and retail trade; Repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods

50 Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Retail sale of automotive fuel

500 Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles n.o.s
 

501 Sale of motor vehicles
 

502 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
 

503 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
 

504 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories
 

505 Retail sale of automotive fuel
 

51 Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
 

52 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles; repair of personal and household goods530 Retail and wholesale n.o.s (when not coded to either 51 or 52)
 

H Hotels and Restaurants

55 Hotels and restaurants

550 Hotels and restaurants n.o.s
 

551 Hotels
 

552 Camping sites and other provision of short stay accommodation
 

553 Restaurants
 

554 Bars
 

555 Canteens and catering
 

I Transport, storage and communication

60 Land transport; Transport via pipelines

600 Land transport n.o.s
 

601 Transport via railways
 

602 Other land transport
 

603 Transport via pipelines
 

61 Water transport
 

62 Air transport
 

63 Supporting and auxiliary transport activities; activities of travel agents

630 Supporting and auxiliary transport activities n.o.s
 

631 Cargo handling and storage
 

632 Other supporting transport activities
 

633 Activities of travel agencies and tour operators; tourist assistance activities not elsewhere classified
 

634 Activities of other transport agencies
 

64 Post and Telecommunications

640 Post and telecommunications n.o.s
 

641 Post and courier activities
 

642 Telecommunications
 

J Financial Intermediation

65 Financial intermediation, except insurance and pension funding
 

66 Insurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security
 

67 Activities auxiliary to financial intermediation
 

K Real Estate, Renting and Business activities

70 Real Estate activities
 

71 Renting of machinery and equipment without operator and of personal and household goods
 

72 Computer and related activities
 

73 Research and Development
 

74 Other Business Activities

740 Other business activities n.o.s

7411 Legal activities
 

7412 Accounting, book keeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy
 

7413 Market research and public opinion polling
 

7414 Business and management consultancy activities
 

7415 Management activities of holding companies
 

742 Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
 

743 Technical testing and analysis
 

744 Advertising
 

745 Labour recruitment and provision of personnel
 

746 Investigation and security activities
 

747 Industrial cleaning
 

748 Miscellaneous business activities not elsewhere classified
 

L Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security

75 Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security

750 Public administration n.o.s

7511 General (overall) public service activities
 

7512 Regulation of the activities of agencies that provide health care, education, cultural services and other social services excluding social security
 

7513 Regulation of and contribution to more efficient operation of business
 

7514 Supporting service activities for the government as a whole
 

7521 Foreign affairs
 

7522 Defence activities
 

7523 Justice and judicial activities
 

7524 Public security, law and order activities
 

7525 Fire service activities
 

753 Compulsory social security activities
 

M Education

80 Education

800 Education n.o.s
 

801 Primary Education

8021 General secondary education
 

8022 Technical and vocational secondary education.
 

8031 Sub-degree level higher education
 

8032 First degree, post graduate level higher education
 

8041 Driving school activities
 

8042 Adult and other education not elsewhere classified
 

N Health and Social Work

85 Health and Social Work

850 Health and social work n.o.s

8511 Hospital Activities
 

8512 Medical practice activities
 

8513 Dental practice activities
 

8514 Other human health activities
 

852 Veterinary activities
 

853 Social work activities
 

O Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities

90 Sewage and refuse disposal, sanitation and similar activities
 

91 Activities of membership organisations
 

92 Recreational, Cultural and Sporting Activities

920 Recreational, cultural and sporting activities n.o.s
 

921 Motion picture and video activities
 

922 Radio and television activities
 

923 Other entertainment activities
 

924 News agency activities
 

925 Library, archives, museums and other cultural activities
 

926 Sporting activities
 

927 Other recreational activities
 

93 Other service activities
 

P Private Households with Employed Persons

95 Private Households with employed persons
 

Q Extra-Territorial Organisation and Bodies

99 Extra-Territorial Organisations and Bodies
 

Additional details

XXX Not applicable

n.o.s stands for ‘not otherwise stated’.

Total number of categories: 191

Not applicable (XXX) comprises:

- all people aged 15 and under or aged 75 and over, UK

- all people aged 16-64, who were not working in the week before census and who last worked before 1996 or who have never worked, England, Wales and Scotland

- all people aged 65-74 who were not working in the week before census, England, Wales and Scotland

all people aged 16-74 who have never worked, Northern Ireland

Output

CAS036, CAS037, CAS038, CAS039

CAST07

S36, S37, S38, S39, S211, S241

KS11A-C

T27, T28

UV34, UV77

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Occupation

Definition

This variable records the occupation of the person, coded to the new Standard Occupational Classification (SOC2000). The 2001 Census uses the full classification down to unit group level – the lowest of the four levels in the classification.

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Output Classifications

Applicability:

All people aged 16 to 74 years working in the week before Census and all people aged 16 to 64 years who were not working in the week before Census but who last worked in 1996 or later, England, Wales and Scotland.

All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, Northern Ireland

The different levels in this classification are:

1 digit code (e.g. 1) – Major Group Level, 9 categories

2 digit code (e.g. 11) - Sub-Major Group Level, 25 categories

3 digit code (e.g. 111) – Minor Group Level, 81 categories

4 digit code (e.g. 1111) – Unit Group Level, 353 categories
 

The most detail used in standard output is the Sub-Major Group level.

1 MANAGERS AND SENIOR OFFICIALS

11 CORPORATE MANAGERS

111 Corporate Managers And Senior Officials

1111 Senior officials in national government
 

1112 Directors and chief executives of major organisations
 

1113 Senior officials in local government
 

1114 Senior officials of special interest organisations
 

112 Production Managers

1121 Production, works and maintenance managers
 

1122 Managers in construction
 

1123 Managers in mining and energy
 

113 Functional Managers

1131 Financial managers and chartered secretaries
 

1132 Marketing and sales managers
 

1133 Purchasing managers
 

1134 Advertising and public relations managers
 

1135 Personnel, training and industrial relations managers
 

1136 Information and communication technology managers
 

1137 Research and development managers
 

114 Quality And Customer Care Managers

1141 Quality assurance managers
 

1142 Customer care managers
 

115 Financial Institution And Office Managers

1151 Financial institution managers
 

1152 Office managers
 

116 Managers In Distribution, Storage And Retailing

1161 Transport and distribution managers
 

1162 Storage and warehouse managers
 

1163 Retail and wholesale managers
 

117 Protective Service Officers

1171 Officers in armed forces
 

1172 Police officers (inspectors and above)
 

1173 Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services
 

1174 Security managers
 

118 Health And Social Services Managers

1181 Hospital and health service managers
 

1182 Pharmacy managers
 

1183 Healthcare practice managers
 

1184 Social services managers
 

1185 Residential and day care managers
 

12 MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS IN AGRICULTURE AND SERVICES

121 Managers In Farming, Horticulture, Forestry And Fishing

1211 Farm managers
 

1212 Natural environment and conservation managers
 

1219 Managers in animal husbandry, forestry and fishing n.e.c.
 

122 Managers And Proprietors In Hospitality And Leisure Services

1221 Hotel and accommodation managers
 

1222 Conference and exhibition managers
 

1223 Restaurant and catering managers
 

1224 Publicans and managers of licensed premises
 

1225 Leisure and sports managers
 

1226 Travel agency managers
 

123 Managers And Proprietors In Other Service Industries

1231 Property, housing and land managers
 

1232 Garage managers and proprietors
 

1233 Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors
 

1234 Shopkeepers and wholesale/retail dealers
 

1235 Recycling and refuse disposal managers
 

1239 Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.
 

2 PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS

21 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

211 Science Professionals

2111 Chemists
 

2112 Biological scientists and biochemists
 

2113 Physicists, geologists and meteorologists
 

212 Engineering Professionals

2121 Civil engineers
 

2122 Mechanical engineers
 

2123 Electrical engineers
 

2124 Electronics engineers
 

2125 Chemical engineers
 

2126 Design and development engineers
 

2127 Production and process engineers
 

2128 Planning and quality control engineers
 

2129 Engineering professionals n.e.c.
 

213 Information And Communication Technology Professionals

2131 IT strategy and planning professionals
 

2132 Software professionals
 

22 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

221 Health Professionals

2211 Medical practitioners
 

2212 Psychologists
 

2213 Pharmacists/pharmacologists
 

2214 Ophthalmic opticians
 

2215 Dental practitioners
 

2216 Veterinarians
 

23 TEACHING AND RESEARCH PROFESSIONALS

231 Teaching Professionals

2311 Higher education teaching professionals
 

2312 Further education teaching professionals
 

2313 Education officers, school inspectors
 

2314 Secondary education teaching professionals
 

2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
 

2316 Special needs education teaching professionals
 

2317 Registrars and senior administrators of educational establishments
 

2319 Teaching professionals n.e.c.
 

232 Research Professionals

2321 Scientific researchers
 

2322 Social science researchers
 

2329 Researchers n.e.c.
 

24 BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

241 Legal Professionals

2411 Solicitors and lawyers, judges and coroners
 

2419 Legal professionals n.e.c.
 

242 Business And Statistical Professionals

2421 Chartered and certified accountants
 

2422 Management accountants
 

2423 Management consultants, actuaries, economists and statisticians
 

243 Architects, Town Planners, Surveyors

2431 Architects
 

2432 Town planners
 

2433 Quantity surveyors
 

2434 Chartered surveyors (not quantity surveyors)
 

244 Public Service Professionals

2441 Public service administrative professionals
 

2442 Social workers
 

2443 Probation officers
 

2444 Clergy
 

245 Librarians And Related Professionals

2451 Librarians
 

2452 Archivists and curators
 

3 ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS

31 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS

311 Science And Engineering Technicians

3111 Laboratory technicians
 

3112 Electrical/electronics technicians
 

3113 Engineering technicians
 

3114 Building and civil engineering technicians
 

3115 Quality assurance technicians
 

3119 Science and engineering technicians n.e.c.
 

312 Draughtspersons And Building Inspectors

3121 Architectural technologists and town planning technicians
 

3122 Draughtspersons
 

3123 Building inspectors
 

313 IT Service Delivery Occupations

3131 IT operations technicians
 

3132 IT user support technicians
 

32 HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS

321 Health Associate Professionals

3211 Nurses
 

3212 Midwives
 

3213 Paramedics
 

3214 Medical radiographers
 

3215 Chiropodists
 

3216 Dispensing opticians
 

3217 Pharmaceutical dispensers
 

3218 Medical and dental technicians
 

322 Therapists

3221 Physiotherapists
 

3222 Occupational therapists
 

3223 Speech and language therapists
 

3229 Therapists n.e.c.
 

323 Social Welfare Associate Professionals

3231 Youth and community workers
 

3232 Housing and welfare officers
 

33 PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

331 Protective Service Occupations

3311 NCOs and other ranks
 

3312 Police officers (sergeant and below)
 

3313 Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below)
 

3314 Prison service officers (below principal officer)
 

3319 Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.
 

34 CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORTS OCCUPATIONS

341 Artistic And Literary Occupations

3411 Artists
 

3412 Authors, writers
 

3413 Actors, entertainers
 

3414 Dancers and choreographers
 

3415 Musicians
 

3416 Arts officers, producers and directors
 

342 Design Associate Professionals

3421 Graphic designers
 

3422 Product, clothing and related designers
 

343 Media Associate Professionals

3431 Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
 

3432 Broadcasting associate professionals
 

3433 Public relations officers
 

3434 Photographers and audio-visual equipment operators
 

344 Sports And Fitness Occupations

3441 Sports players
 

3442 Sports coaches, instructors and officials
 

3443 Fitness instructors
 

3449 Sports and fitness occupations n.e.c.
 

35 BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS

351 Transport Associate Professionals

3511 Air traffic controllers
 

3512 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
 

3513 Ship and hovercraft officers
 

3514 Train driver
 

352 Legal Associate Professionals

3520 Legal associate professionals
 

353 Business And Finance Associate Professionals

3531 Estimators, valuers and assessors
 

3532 Brokers
 

3533 Insurance underwriters
 

3534 Finance and investment analysts/advisers
 

3535 Taxation experts
 

3536 Importers, exporters
 

3537 Financial and accounting technicians
 

3539 Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.
 

354 Sales And Related Associate Professionals

3541 Buyers and purchasing officers
 

3542 Sales representatives
 

3543 Marketing associate professionals
 

3544 Estate agents, auctioneers
 

355 Conservation Associate Professionals

3551 Conservation and environmental protection officers
 

3552 Countryside and park rangers
 

356 Public Service And Other Associate Professionals

3561 Public service associate professionals
 

3562 Personnel and industrial relations officers
 

3563 Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
 

3564 Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists
 

3565 Inspectors of factories, utilities and trading standards
 

3566 Statutory examiners
 

3567 Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety)
 

3568 Environmental health officers
 

4 ADMINISTRATIVE AND SECRETARIAL OCCUPATIONS

41 ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS

411 Administrative Occupations: Government And Related Organisations

4111 Civil Service executive officers
 

4112 Civil Service administrative officers and assistants
 

4113 Local government clerical officers and assistants
 

4114 Officers of non-governmental organisations
 

412 Administrative Occupations: Finance

4121 Credit controllers
 

4122 Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers, other financial clerks
 

4123 Counter clerks
 

413 Administrative Occupations: Records

4131 Filing and other records assistants/clerks
 

4132 Pensions and insurance clerks
 

4133 Stock control clerks
 

4134 Transport and distribution clerks
 

4135 Library assistants/clerks
 

4136 Database assistants/clerks
 

4137 Market research interviewers
 

414 Administrative Occupations: Communications

4141 Telephonists
 

4142 Communication operators
 

415 Administrative Occupations: General

4150 General office assistants/clerks
 

42 SECRETARIAL AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

421 Secretarial And Related Occupations

4211 Medical secretaries
 

4212 Legal secretaries
 

4213 School secretaries
 

4214 Company secretaries
 

4215 Personal assistants and other secretaries
 

4216 Receptionists
 

4217 Typists
 

5 SKILLED TRADES OCCUPATIONS

51 SKILLED AGRICULTURAL TRADES

511 Agricultural Trades

5111 Farmers
 

5112 Horticultural trades
 

5113 Gardeners and groundsmen/groundswomen
 

5119 Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.
 

52 SKILLED METAL AND ELECTRICAL TRADES

521 Metal Forming, Welding And Related Trades

5211 Smiths and forge workers
 

5212 Moulders, core makers, die casters
 

5213 Sheet metal workers
 

5214 Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters
 

5215 Welding trades
 

5216 Pipe fitters
 

522 Metal Machining, Fitting And Instrument Making Trades

5221 Metal machining setters and setter-operators
 

5222 Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out
 

5223 Metal working production and maintenance fitters
 

5224 Precision instrument makers and repairers
 

523 Vehicle Trades

5231 Motor mechanics, auto engineers
 

5232 Vehicle body builders and repairers
 

5233 Auto electricians
 

5234 Vehicle spray painters
 

524 Electrical Trades

5241 Electricians, electrical fitters
 

5242 Telecommunications engineers
 

5243 Lines repairers and cable jointers
 

5244 TV, video and audio engineers
 

5245 Computer engineers, installation and maintenance
 

5249 Electrical/electronics engineers n.e.c.
 

53 SKILLED CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING TRADES

531 Construction Trades

5311 Steel erectors
 

5312 Bricklayers, masons
 

5313 Roofers, roof tilers and slaters
 

5314 Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers
 

5315 Carpenters and joiners
 

5316 Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters
 

5319 Construction trades n.e.c.
 

532 Building Trades

5321 Plasterers
 

5322 Floorers and wall tilers
 

5323 Painters and decorators
 

54 TEXTILES, PRINTING AND OTHER SKILLED TRADES

541 Textiles And Garments Trades

5411 Weavers and knitters
 

5412 Upholsterers
 

5413 Leather and related trades
 

5414 Tailors and dressmakers
 

5419 Textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.
 

542 Printing Trades

5421 Originators, compositors and print preparers
 

5422 Printers
 

5423 Bookbinders and print finishers
 

5424 Screen printers
 

543 Food Preparation Trades

5431 Butchers, meat cutters
 

5432 Bakers, flour confectioners
 

5433 Fishmongers, poultry dressers
 

5434 Chefs, cooks
 

549 Skilled Trades n. e. c.

5491 Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers
 

5492 Furniture makers, other craft woodworkers
 

5493 Pattern makers (moulds)
 

5494 Musical instrument makers and tuners
 

5495 Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers
 

5496 Floral arrangers, florists
 

5499 Hand craft occupations n.e.c.
 

6 PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

61 CARING PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

611 Healthcare And Related Personal Services

6111 Nursing auxiliaries and assistants
 

6112 Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)
 

6113 Dental nurses
 

6114 Houseparents and residential wardens
 

6115 Care assistants and home carers
 

612 Childcare And Related Personal Services

6121 Nursery nurses
 

6122 Childminders and related occupations
 

6123 Playgroup leaders/assistants
 

6124 Educational assistants
 

613 Animal Care Services

6131 Veterinary nurses and assistants
 

6139 Animal care occupations n.e.c.
 

62 LEISURE AND OTHER PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

621 Leisure And Travel Service Occupations

6211 Sports and leisure assistants
 

6212 Travel agents
 

6213 Travel and tour guides
 

6214 Air travel assistants
 

6215 Rail travel assistants
 

6219 Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.
 

622 Hairdressers And Related Occupations

6221 Hairdressers, barbers
 

6222 Beauticians and related occupations
 

623 Housekeeping Occupations

6231 Housekeepers and related occupations
 

6232 Caretakers
 

629 Personal Services Occupations n. e. c.

6291 Undertakers and mortuary assistants
 

6292 Pest control officers
 

7 SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

71 SALES OCCUPATIONS

711 Sales Assistants And Retail Cashiers

7111 Sales and retail assistants
 

7112 Retail cashiers and check-out operators
 

7113 Telephone salespersons
 

712 Sales Related Occupations

7121 Collector salespersons and credit agents
 

7122 Debt, rent and other cash collectors
 

7123 Roundsmen/women and van salespersons
 

7124 Market and street traders and assistants
 

7125 Merchandisers and window dressers
 

7129 Sales related occupations n.e.c.
 

72 CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

721 Customer Service Occupations

7211 Call centre agents/operators
 

7212 Customer care occupations
 

8 PROCESS, PLANT AND MACHINE OPERATIVES

81 PROCESS, PLANT AND MACHINE OPERATIVES

811 Process Operatives

8111 Food, drink and tobacco process operatives
 

8112 Glass and ceramics process operatives
 

8113 Textile process operatives
 

8114 Chemical and related process operatives
 

8115 Rubber process operatives
 

8116 Plastics process operatives
 

8117 Metal making and treating process operatives
 

8118 Electroplaters
 

8119 Process operatives n.e.c.
 

812 Plant And Machine Operatives

8121 Paper and wood machine operatives
 

8122 Coal mine operatives
 

8123 Quarry workers and related operatives
 

8124 Energy plant operatives
 

8125 Metal working machine operatives
 

8126 Water and sewerage plant operatives
 

8129 Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.
 

813 Assemblers And Routine Operatives

8131 Assemblers (electrical products)
 

8132 Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
 

8133 Routine inspectors and testers
 

8134 Weighers, graders, sorters
 

8135 Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
 

8136 Clothing cutters
 

8137 Sewing machinists
 

8138 Routine laboratory testers
 

8139 Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.
 

814 Construction Operatives

8141 Scaffolders, stagers, riggers
 

8142 Road construction operatives
 

8143 Rail construction and maintenance operatives
 

8149 Construction operatives n.e.c.
 

82 TRANSPORT AND MOBILE MACHINE DRIVERS AND OPERATIVES

821 Transport Drivers And Operatives

8211 Heavy goods vehicle drivers
 

8212 Van drivers
 

8213 Bus and coach drivers
 

8214 Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs
 

8215 Driving instructors
 

8216 Rail transport operatives
 

8217 Seafarers (merchant navy); barge, lighter and boat operatives
 

8218 Air transport operatives
 

8219 Transport operatives n.e.c.
 

822 Mobile Machine Drivers And Operatives

8221 Crane drivers
 

8222 Fork-lift truck drivers
 

8223 Agricultural machinery drivers
 

8229 Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.
 

9 ELEMENTARY OCCUPATIONS

91 ELEMENTARY TRADES, PLANT AND STORAGE RELATED OCCUPATIONS

911 Elementary Agricultural Occupations

9111 Farm workers
 

9112 Forestry workers
 

9119 Fishing and agriculture related occupations n.e.c.
 

912 Elementary Construction Occupations

9121 Labourers in building and woodworking trades
 

9129 Labourers in other construction trades n.e.c.
 

913 Elementary Process Plant Occupations

9131 Labourers in foundries
 

9132 Industrial cleaning process occupations
 

9133 Printing machine minders and assistants
 

9134 Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers
 

9139 Labourers in process and plant operations n.e.c.
 

914 Elementary Goods Storage Occupations

9141 Stevedores, dockers and slingers
 

9149 Other goods handling and storage occupations n.e.c.
 

92 ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

921 Elementary Administration Occupations

9211 Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers, couriers
 

9219 Elementary office occupations n.e.c.
 

922 Elementary Personal Services Occupations

9221 Hospital porters
 

9222 Hotel porters
 

9223 Kitchen and catering assistants
 

9224 Waiters, Waitresses
 

9225 Bar staff
 

9226 Leisure and theme park attendants
 

9229 Elementary personal services occupations n.e.c.
 

923 Elementary Cleaning Occupations

9231 Window cleaners
 

9232 Road sweepers
 

9233 Cleaners, domestics
 

9234 Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers
 

9235 Refuse and salvage occupations
 

9239 Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.
 

924 Elementary Security Occupations

9241 Security guards and related occupations
 

9242 Traffic wardens
 

9243 School crossing patrol attendants
 

9244 School mid-day assistants
 

9245 Car park attendants
 

9249 Elementary security occupations n.e.c.
 

925 Elementary Sales Occupations

9251 Shelf fillers
 

9259 Elementary sales occupations n.e.c.
 

Number of categories 354

xxxx not applicable

Not appicable (xxxx) comprises;

- all people aged 15 and under or aged 75 and over, UK

- all people who last worked before 1996 or who have never worked

- all people aged 65-74 who were not working in the week before census

- all people aged 16-74 who have never worked

Output

CAS033, CAS034, CAS035, CAS039, CAS040

CAST07

S33, S34, S35, S39, S40, S209, S214, S240

KS12a-c

T27, T28

UV30, UV79

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Size of Workforce

Definition

This variable records how many people work for the organisation that the person is employed by, at the person's place of employment. Self employed persons should show how many people they employ (including themselves).

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, UK

1 1-9 people

2 10-24 people

3 25-499 people

4 500 or more

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 5

Not applicable (X) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people who have never worked

Output

This variable does not appear in standard output.
 
Supervisor Status

Definition

This variable identifies whether a person is a supervisor or foreman responsible for overseeing the work of other employees on a day-to-day basis.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 years who have ever worked, UK

1 Supervisor, foreman

2 Not a supervisor or foreman

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable (X) comprises:

- people aged 15 and under or aged 75 and over

- people who have never worked

Output

UV50, UV78

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Year Last Worked

Definition

This variable records the year a person last worked.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: People aged 16 to 74 years, who were not working in the week before the Census but who have worked in the past, UK.

1941-2001

XXXX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 62

Not applicable comprises:

- people aged 15 and under, or aged 75 and over

- people who were working the week before the Census

- people who have never worked

Output

CAS041

CAST02

S41

UV27

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.