1981 Census Appendix 8

Operational Occupation Code (Census)



Code

Meaning



001

Judges, Barristers, Advocates, Solicitors

002

Chartered and certified accountants

003

Cost and works accountants

004

Estimators

005

Valuers, claims assessors

006

Financial managers

007

Underwriters, brokers, investment analysts

008

Taxation experts

009

Personnel and industrial relations officers

010

O and M, work study and OR officers

 

011

Economists, statisticians, actuaries

012

Systems analysts, computer programmers

013

Marketing and sales managers and executives

014

Advertising and PR executives

015

Buyers (retail trade)

016

Buyers and purchasing officers (not retail)

017

Environmental health officers

018

Building inspectors

019

Inspectors (statutory and similar)

020

General administrators - national government (Assistant Secretary level and above)

 

021

General administrators - national government (HEO to Senior Principal level)

022

Local government officers (administrative and executive functions)

023

Company secretaries

024

Officials of trade associations, trade unions, professional bodies and charities

025

Property and estate managers

026

Librarians, information officers

027

Legal service and related occupations

028

Management consultants

029

Managers' personal assistants

030

Professional workers and related supporting management and administration nec

 

031

University academic staff

032

Teachers in establishments for further and higher education

033

Teachers nec

034

Vocational and industrial trainers

035

Education officers, school inspectors

036

Social and behavioural scientists

037

Matrons, houseparents

038

Playgroup leaders

039

Welfare occupations nec

040

Clergy, ministers of religion

 

041

Medical practitioners

042

Dental practitioners

043

Nurse administrators, nurses

044

Pharmacists

045

Medical radiographers

046

Ophthalmic and dispensing opticians

047

Physiotherapists

048

Chiropodists

049

Therapists nec

050

Medical technicians, dental auxiliaries

 

051

Veterinarians

052

Driving instructors (not HGV)

053

Professional and related in education, welfare and health nec

054

Authors, writers, journalists

055

Artists, commercial artists

056

Industrial designers (not clothing)

057

Clothing designers

058

Window dressers

059

Actors, entertainers, singers, stage managers

 

061

Photographers, cameraman

062

Sound and vision equipment operators

063

Professional sportsmen, sports officials

064

Literary, artistic and sports workers nec

065

Biological scientists, biochemists

066

Chemical scientists

067

Physical and geological scientists, mathematicians

068

Civil, structural, municipal, mining and quarrying engineers

069

Mechanical and aeronautical engineers

070

Design and development engineers (mechanical)

 

071

Electrical engineers

072

Electronic engineers

073

Chemical engineers

074

Production engineers

075

Planning and quality control engineers

076

Engineers nec

077

Metallurgists

078

Technologists nec

079

Draughtsmen

080

Laboratory technicians

 

081

Engineering technicians, technician engineers

082

Architects, town planners

083

Quantity surveyors

084

Building, land and mining surveyors

085

Aircraft flight deck officers

086

Air traffic planners and controllers

087

Deck, engineering and radio officers and pilots, ship

088

Architectural and town planning technicians

089

Building and civil engineering technicians

090

Technical and related workers nec

 

091

Production, works and maintenance managers, works foremen

092

Managers in building and contracting

093

Clerks of work

094

Managers in mining and public utilities

095

Transport managers

096

Stores controllers

097

Managers in warehousing and materials handling nec

098

Credit controllers

099

Office managers nec

100

Garage proprietors

 

101

Other proprietors and managers (sales)

102

Hotel and residential club managers

103

Publicans

104

Restaurateurs

105

Club stewards

106

Entertainment and sports managers

107

Farmers, horticulturists, farm managers

108

Prison officers (chief officers and above)

109

Proprietors and managers, service flats, holiday flats, caravan sites, etc

110

Managers of laundry and dry cleaning receiving shops

 

111

Managers nec

112

Civil service executive officers

113

Stores and despatch clerks

114

Tracers, drawing office assistants

115

Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)

116

Retail shop cashiers, check-out and cash and wrap operators

117

Receptionists

118

Typists, shorthand writers, secretaries

119

Office machine operators

120

Telephonist receptionists

 

121

Telephone operators

122

Radio and telegraph operators

123

Postmen, mail sorters

124

Messengers

125

Shop salesmen and assistants

126

Shelf fillers

127

Petrol pump, forecourt attendants

128

Roundsmen, van salesmen

129

Importers, exporters, commodity brokers

130

Market and street traders and assistants

 

131

Scrap dealers, general dealers, rag and bone merchants

132

Credit agents, collector salesmen

133

Sales representatives

134

Sales representatives (property and services), other agents

135

Armed forces (UK) Officers and other ranks

136

Armed forces (Foreign and commonwealth) Officers and other ranks

137

Police officers and men

138

Fire service officers and men

139

Prison service (below chief officer)

140

Security guards and officers, patrolmen, watchmen

 

141

Traffic wardens

142

Security and protective service workers nec

143

Chefs, cooks

144

Waiters, waitresses

145

Barmen, barmaids

146

Counter hands, assistants

147

Kitchen porters, hands

148

Housekeepers (non-domestic)

149

Domestic housekeepers

150

Nursery nurses

 

151

Other domestic and school helpers

152

Travel stewards and attendants

153

Hospital porters

154

Hotel porters

155

Ambulancement

156

Hospital ward orderlies

157

Caretakers

158

Cleaners, window cleaners, chimney sweeps, road sweepers

159

Hairdressers, barbers

160

Railway stationmen

 

161

Lift and car park attendants

162

Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers

163

Undertakers

164

Bookmakers, betting shop managers

165

Service workers nec

166

Farm workers

167

Horticultural workers

168

Gardeners, groundsmen

169

Agricultural machinery drivers, operators

170

Forestry workers

 

171

Fishermen

172

All other in farming and related

173

Tannery production workers

174

Shoe repairers

175

Leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers, finishers

176

Preparatory fibre processors

177

Spinners, doublers, twisters

178

Winders, reelers

179

Warp preparers

180

Weavers

 

181

Knitters

182

Bleachers, dyers, finishers

183

Menders, darners

184

Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operators

185

Bakers, flour confectioners

186

Butchers, meat cutters

187

Fishmongers, poultry dressers

188

Paper, paperboard and leatherboard workers

189

Bookbinders and finishers

190

Cutting and slitting machine operators (paper and paper products making)

191

Glass and ceramics furnacemen, kilnsetters

192

Glass formers and shapers, finishers, decorators

193

Casters and other pottery makers

194

Rubber process workers, moulding machine operators, tyre builders

195

Calender and extruding machine operators, moulders (plastics)

196

Man-made fibre makers

197

Brewery and vinery process workers

198

Washers, screeners and crushers in mines and quarries Other material processing -

199

Textiles

200

Bakery and confectionery workers

 

201

Tobacco

202

Food and drink nec

203

Wood and paper

204

All other (excluding metal) nec

205

Compositors

206

Electrotypers, stereotypers, printing plate and cylinder preparers

207

Printing machine minders and assistants

208

Screen and block printers

209

Printers (so described)

210

Tailors, tailoresses, dressmakers

 

211

Clothing cutters, milliners, furriers

212

Sewers, embroiderers

213

Coach trimmers, upholsterers, mattress makers

214

Carpenters, joiners

215

Cabinet makers

216

Case and box makers

217

Pattern makers (moulds)

218

Sawyers, Veneer cutters, woodworking machinists

219

Labourers and mates to woodworking craftsmen

220

Dental technicians

 

221

Carpet fitters

222

Musical instrument makers, piano tuners Other making and repairing -

223

Glass and ceramics

224

Wood

225

Leather

226

Clothing and related products

227

Paper goods and printing

228

Rubber

229

Plastics

230

All other (excluding metal and electrical) nec

 

231

Furnace operating occupations (metal)

232

Rollermen

233

Smiths, forgemen

234

Metal drawers

235

Moulders, coremakers die casters

236

Electroplaters

237

Annealers, hardeners, temperers (metal)

238

Press and machine tool setters

239

Centre lathe turners

240

Machine tool setter operators

 

241

Machine tool operators

242

Press, stamping and automatic machine operators

243

Metal polishers

244

Fettlers, dressers

245

Tool makers, tool fitters, markers-out

246

Precision instrument makers and repairers

247

Watch and chronometer makers and repairers

248

Metal working production fitters and fitter/machinists

249

Motor mechanics, auto engineers

250

Maintenance fitters (aircraft engines)

 

251

Office machinery mechanics

252

Production fitters (electrical, electronic)

253

Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters

254

Electrical engineers (so described)

255

Plant operators and attendants nec

256

Telephone fitters

257

Cable jointers, linesmen

258

Radio and TV mechanics

259

Other electronic maintenance engineers

260

Plumbers, heating and ventilating fitters, gas fitters

 

261

Sheet metal workers

262

Metal plate workers, shipwright, riveters

263

Steel erectors, benders, fixers

264

Scaffolders, stagers

265

Welders

266

Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers

267

Engravers, ethers (printing)

268

Coach and vehicle body builders

269

Galvanizers, tin platers, dip platers

270

Metal making and treating workers nec

 

271

Oilers, greasers, lubricators

272

Riggers

273

Electronics wiremen

274

Coil winders

275

Shot blasters

276

Other metal, jewellery, electrical production workers

277

Foremen (engineering and allied trades)

278

Trainee craftsmen (engineering and allied trades)

279

Pottery decorators

280

Coach painters (so described)

 

281

Other spray painters

282

Painters and decorators nec, french polishers

283

Assemblers (electrical, electronic)

284

Instrument assemblers

285

Assemblers (vehicle and other metal goods)

286

Inspectors, viewers (metal, electrical goods)

287

Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers

288

Laboratory assistants Inspectors, viewers, examiners -

289

Textiles

290

Food

 

291

Rubber goods

292

Plastic goods

293

Woodwork

294

Inspectors, sorters in paper production, processing and printing

295

Assemblers in paper production, processing and printing

296

Assemblers (plastic goods)

297

Weighers

298

Graders, sorters, selectors nec

299

Painting, assembling and related occupations nec

300

Bricklayers, tile setters

 

301

Masons, stone cutters

302

Plasterers

303

Roofers, glaziers

304

Handymen, general building workers

305

Builders (so described)

306

Railway lengthmen

307

Road surfacers, concreters

308

Roadmen

309

Paviors, kerb layers

310

Sewage plant attendants

 

311

Mains and service layers, pipe jointers

312

Craftsmen's mates

313

Building and civil engineering labourers

314

Face-trained coalmining workers

315

Miners (not coal, quarrymen, well drillers)

316

Construction workers nec

317

Deck, engine-room hands, bargemen, lightermen, boatmen

318

Other foremen rail transport

319

Drivers, motormen, secondmen, railway engines

320

Railway guards

 

321

Signalmen and crossing keepers, railway

322

Shunters pointsmen

323

Bus inspectors

324

Other foremen road transport

325

Bus and coach drivers

326

Drivers of road goods vehicle

327

Other mother deivers

328

Bus conductors

329

Drivers' mates

330

Mechanical plant drivers, operators (earth moving and civil engineering)

 

331

Crane drivers, operators

332

Fork lift, mechanical truck drivers

333

Storekeepers, warehousemen

334

Stevedores, dockers

335

Goods porters

336

Refuse collectors, dustmen

337

Slingers

338

Workers in transport operating, materials moving the storing and related nec

339

Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Textiles (not textile goods)

340

Chemicals and allied trades

 

341

Coke ovens and gas works

342

Glass and ceramics

343

Foundries in engineering and allied trades

344

Engineering and allied trades

345

Coal mines

346

Other

347

Boiler operators

348

All other in miscellaneous occupation nec

349

Inadequately described occupations

350

Occupations not stated

 

351

Midwives - (separated for DHSS)

360

Student, at college, university - over 16 years of age

361

Independent means, private means

362

Physically or mentally handicapped

 

spaces

Not applicable (Person aged under 16 or 16 and over with no previous employment)