1991 Census Appendix 12

SOC




CODE

SOC

SOC TEXT




 

1

Managers and administrators

 

10

General managers and administrators in national and local government, large companies and organisations

100

100

General administrators; national government (Assistant Secretary/Grade 5 and above)

101

101

General managers; large companies and organisations

102

102

Local government officers (administrative and executive functions)

103

103

General administrators; national government (HEO to Senior Principal/Grade 6)

 

11

Production managers in manufacturing, construction, mining and energy industries

110

110

Production, works and maintenance managers

111

111

Managers in building and contracting

112

112

Clerks of works

113

113

Managers in mining and energy industries

 

12

Specialist managers

120

120

Treasurers and company financial managers

121

121

Marketing and sales managers

122

122

Purchasing managers

123

123

Advertising and public relations managers

124

124

Personnel, training and industrial relations managers

125

125

Organisation and methods and work study managers

126

126

Computer systems and data processing managers

127

127

Company secretaries

 

13

Financial institution and office managers, Civil Service executive officers

130

130

Credit controllers

131

131

Bank, building society and post office managers (except self-employed)

132

132

Civil Service executive officers

139

139

Other financial institution and office managers nec

 

14

Managers in transport and storing

140

140

Transport managers

141

141

Stores controllers

142

142

Managers in warehousing and other materials handling

 

15

Protective service officers

150

150

Officers in United Kingdom armed forces

151

151

Officers in foreign and Commonwealth armed forces

152

152

Police officers (inspector and above)

153

153

Fire service officers (station officer and above)

154

154

Prison officers (principal officer and above)

155

155

Customs and excise, immigration service officers (customs: chief preventive officer and above; excise: surveyor and above)

 

16

Managers in farming, horticulture, forestry and fishing

160

160

Farm owners and managers, horticulturists

169

169

Other managers in farming, horticulture, forestry and fishing nec

 

17

Managers and proprietors in service industries

170

170

Property and estate managers

171

171

Garage managers and proprietors

172

172

Hairdressers' and barbers' managers and proprietors

173

173

Hotel and accommodation managers

174

174

Restaurant and catering managers

175

175

Publicans, innkeepers and club stewards

176

176

Entertainment and sports managers

177

177

Travel agency managers

178

178

Managers and proprietors of butchers and fishmongers

179

179

Managers and proprietors in service industries nec

 

19

Managers and administrators nec

190

190

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

191

191

Registrars and administrators of educational establishments

199

199

Other managers and administrators nec

 

2

Professional occupations

 

20

Natural scientists

200

200

Chemists

201

201

Biological scientists and biochemists

202

202

Physicists, geologists and meteorologists

209

209

Other natural scientists nec

 

21

Engineers and technologists

210

210

Civil, structural, municipal, mining and quarrying engineers

211

211

Mechanical engineers

212

212

Electrical engineers

213

213

Electronic engineers

214

214

Software engineers

215

215

Chemical engineers

216

216

Design and development engineers

217

217

Process and production engineers

218

218

Planning and quality control engineers

219

219

Other engineers and technologists nec

 

22

Health professionals

220

220

Medical practitioners

221

221

Pharmacists/pharmacologists

222

222

Ophthalmic opticians

223

223

Dental practitioners

224

224

Veterinarians

 

23

Teaching professionals

230

230

University and polytechnic teaching professionals

231

231

Higher and further education teaching professionals

232

232

Education officers, school inspectors

233

233

Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals

234

234

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals

235

235

Special education teaching professionals

239

239

Other teaching professionals nec

 

24

Legal professionals

240

240

Judges and officers of the Court

241

241

Barristers and advocates

242

242

Solicitors

 

25

Business and financial professionals

250

250

Chartered and certified accountants

251

251

Management accountants

252

252

Actuaries, economists and statisticians

253

253

Management consultants, business analysts

 

26

Architects, town planners and surveyors

260

260

Architects

261

261

Town planners

262

262

Building, land, mining and 'general practice' surveyors

 

27

Librarians and related professionals

270

270

Librarians

271

271

Archivists and curators

 

29

Professional occupations nec

290

290

Psychologists

291

291

Other social and behavioural scientists

292

292

Clergy

293

293

Social workers, probation officers

 

3

Associate professional and technical occupations

 

30

Scientific technicians

300

300

Laboratory technicians

301

301

Engineering technicians

302

302

Electrical/electronic technicians

303

303

Architectural and town planning technicians

304

304

Building and civil engineering technicians

309

309

Other scientific technicians nec

 

31

Draughtspersons, quantity and other surveyors

310

310

Draughtspersons

311

311

Building inspectors

312

312

Quantity surveyors

313

313

Marine, insurance and other surveyors

 

32

Computer analyst/programmers

320

320

Computer analyst/programmers

 

33

Ship and aircraft officers, air traffic planners and controllers

330

330

Air traffic planners and controllers

331

331

Aircraft flight deck officers

332

332

Ship and hovercraft officers

 

34

Health associate professionals

340

340

Nurses

341

341

Midwives

342

342

Medical radiographers

343

343

Physiotherapists

344

344

Chiropodists

345

345

Dispensing opticians

346

346

Medical technicians, dental auxiliaries

347

347

Occupational and speech therapists, psychotherapists, therapists nec

348

348

Environmental health officers

349

349

Other health associate professionals nec

 

35

Legal associate professionals

350

350

Legal service and related occupations

 

36

Business and financial associate professionals

360

360

Estimators, valuers

361

361

Underwriters, claims assessors, brokers, investment analysts

362

362

Taxation experts

363

363

Personnel and industrial relations officers

364

364

Organisation and methods and work study officers

 

37

Social welfare associate professionals

370

370

Matrons, houseparents

371

371

Welfare, community and youth workers

 

38

Literary, artistic and sports professionals

380

380

Authors, writers, journalists

381

381

Artists, commercial artists, graphic designers

382

382

Industrial designers

383

383

Clothing designers

384

384

Actors, entertainers, stage managers, producers and directors

385

385

Musicians

386

386

Photographers, camera, sound and video equipment operators

387

387

Professional athletes, sports officials

 

39

Associate professional and technical occupations nec

390

390

Information officers

391

391

Vocational and industrial trainers

392

392

Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists

393

393

Driving instructors (excluding HGV)

394

394

Inspectors of factories, utilities and trading standards

395

395

Other statutory and similar inspectors nec

396

396

Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety)

399

399

Other associate professional and technical occupations nec

 

4

Clerical and secretarial occupations

 

40

Administrative/clerical officers and assistants in civil service and local government

400

400

Civil Service administrative officers and assistants

401

401

Local government clerical officers and assistants

 

41

Numerical clerks and cashiers

410

410

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

411

411

Counter clerks and cashiers

412

412

Debt, rent and other cash collectors

 

42

Filing and records clerks

420

420

Filing, computer and other records clerks (including legal conveyancing)

421

421

Library assistants/clerks

 

43

Clerks (not otherwise specified)

430

430

Clerks (not otherwise specified)

 

44

Stores and despatch clerks, storekeepers

440

440

Stores, despatch and production control clerks

441

441

Storekeepers and warehousemen/women

 

45

Secretaries, personal assistants, typists, word processor operators

450

450

Medical secretaries

451

451

Legal secretaries

452

452

Typists and word processor operators

459

459

Other secretaries, personal assistants, typists, word processor operators nec

 

46

Receptionists, telephonists and related occupations

460

460

Receptionists

461

461

Receptionist/telephonists

462

462

Telephone operators

463

463

Radio and telegraph operators, other office communication system operators

 

49

Clerical and secretarial occupations nec

490

490

Computer operators, data processing operators, other office machine operators

491

491

Tracers, drawing office assistants

 

5

Craft and related occupations

 

50

Construction trades

500

500

Bricklayers, masons

501

501

Roofers, slaters, tilers, sheeters, cladders

502

502

Plasterers

503

503

Glaziers

504

504

Builders, building contractors

505

505

Scaffolders, stagers, steeplejacks, riggers

506

506

Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tilers

507

507

Painters and decorators

509

509

Other construction trades nec

 

51

Metal machining, fitting and instrument making trades

510

510

Centre, capstan, turret and other lathe setters and setter-operators

511

511

Boring and drilling machine setters and setter-operators

512

512

Grinding machine setters and setter-operators

513

513

Milling machine setters and setter-operators

514

514

Press setters and setter-operators

515

515

Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out

516

516

Metal working production and maintenance fitters

517

517

Precision instrument makers and repairers

518

518

Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers

519

519

Other machine tool setters and setter-operators nec (including CNC setter-operators)

 

52

Electrical/electronic trades

520

520

Production fitters (electrical/electronic)

521

521

Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters

522

522

Electrical engineers (not professional)

523

523

Telephone fitters

524

524

Cable jointers, lines repairers

525

525

Radio, TV and video engineers

526

526

Computer engineers, installation and maintenance

529

529

Other electrical/electronic trades nec

 

53

Metal forming, welding and related trades

530

530

Smiths and forge workers

531

531

Moulders, core makers, die casters

532

532

Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers and related trades

533

533

Sheet metal workers

534

534

Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters

535

535

Steel erectors

536

536

Barbenders, steel fixers

537

537

Welding trades

 

54

Vehicle trades

540

540

Motor mechanics, auto engineers (including road patrol engineers)

541

541

Coach and vehicle body builders

542

542

Vehicle body repairers, panel beaters

543

543

Auto electricians

544

544

Tyre and exhaust fitters

 

55

Textiles, garments and related trades

550

550

Weavers

551

551

Knitters

552

552

Warp preparers, bleachers, dyers and finishers

553

553

Sewing machinists, menders, darners and embroiderers

554

554

Coach trimmers, upholsterers and mattress makers

555

555

Shoe repairers, leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers and finishers, other leather making and repairing

556

556

Tailors and dressmakers

557

557

Clothing cutters, milliners, furriers

559

559

Other textiles, garments and related trades nec

 

56

Printing and related trades

560

560

Originators, compositors and print preparers

561

561

Printers

562

562

Bookbinders and print finishers

563

563

Screen printers

569

569

Other printing and related trades nec

 

57

Woodworking trades

570

570

Carpenters and joiners

571

571

Cabinet makers

572

572

Case and box makers

573

573

Pattern makers (moulds)

579

579

Other woodworking trades nec

 

58

Food preparation trades

580

580

Bakers, flour confectioners

581

581

Butchers, meat cutters

582

582

Fishmongers, poultry dressers

 

59

Other craft and related occupations nec

590

590

Glass product and ceramics makers

591

591

Glass product and ceramics finishers and decorators

592

592

Dental technicians

593

593

Musical instrument makers, piano tuners

594

594

Gardeners, groundsmen/groundswomen

595

595

Horticultural trades

596

596

Coach painters, other spray painters

597

597

Face trained coalmining workers, shotfirers and deputies

598

598

Office machinery mechanics

599

599

Other craft and related occupations nec

 

6

Personal and protective service occupations

 

60

NCOs and other ranks, armed forces

600

600

NCOs and other ranks, United Kingdom armed forces

601

601

NCOs and other ranks, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces

 

61

Security and protective service occupations

610

610

Police officers (sergeant and below)

611

611

Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below)

612

612

Prison service officers (below principal officer)

613

613

Customs and excise officers, immigration officers (customs: below chief preventive officer; excise: below surveyor)

614

614

Traffic wardens

615

615

Security guards and related occupations

619

619

Other security and protective service occupations nec

 

62

Catering occupations

620

620

Chefs, cooks

621

621

Waiters, waitresses

622

622

Bar staff

 

63

Travel attendants and related occupations

630

630

Travel and flight attendants

631

631

Railway station staff

 

64

Health and related occupations

640

640

Assistant nurses, nursing auxiliaries

641

641

Hospital ward assistants

642

642

Ambulance staff

643

643

Dental nurses

644

644

Care assistants and attendants

 

65

Childcare and related occupations

650

650

Nursery nurses

651

651

Playgroup leaders

652

652

Educational assistants

659

659

Other childcare and related occupations nec

 

66

Hairdressers, beauticians and related occupations

660

660

Hairdressers, barbers

661

661

Beauticians and related occupations

 

67

Domestic staff and related occupations

670

670

Domestic housekeepers and related occupations

671

671

Housekeepers (non-domestic)

672

672

Caretakers

673

673

Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers

 

69

Personal and protective service occupations nec

690

690

Undertakers

691

691

Bookmakers

699

699

Other personal and protective service occupations nec

 

7

Sales occupations

 

70

Buyers, brokers and related agents

700

700

Buyers (retail trade)

701

701

Buyers and purchasing officers (not retail)

702

702

Importers and exporters

703

703

Air, commodity and ship brokers

 

71

Sales representatives

710

710

Technical and wholesale sales representatives

719

719

Other sales representatives nec

 

72

Sales assistants and check-out operators

720

720

Sales assistants

721

721

Retail cash desk and check-out operators

722

722

Petrol pump forecourt attendants

 

73

Mobile, market and door-to-door salespersons and agents

730

730

Collector salespersons and credit agents

731

731

Roundsmen/women and van salespersons

732

732

Market and street traders and assistants

733

733

Scrap dealers, scrap metal merchants

 

79

Sales occupations nec

790

790

Merchandisers

791

791

Window dressers, floral arrangers

792

792

Telephone salespersons

 

8

Plant and machine operatives

 

80

Food, drink and tobacco process operatives

800

800

Bakery and confectionery process operatives

801

801

Brewery and vinery process operatives

802

802

Tobacco process operatives

809

809

Other food, drink and tobacco process operatives nec

 

81

Textiles and tannery process operatives

810

810

Tannery production operatives

811

811

Preparatory fibre processors

812

812

Spinners, doublers, twisters

813

813

Winders, reelers

814

814

Other textiles processing operatives

 

82

Chemicals, paper, plastics and related process operatives

820

820

Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operatives

821

821

Paper, wood and related process plant operatives

822

822

Cutting and slitting machine operatives (paper products etc)

823

823

Glass and ceramics furnace operatives, kilnsetters

824

824

Rubber process operatives, moulding machine operatives, tyre builders

825

825

Plastics process operatives, moulders and extruders

826

826

Synthetic fibre makers

829

829

Other chemicals, paper, plastics and related process operatives nec

 

83

Metal making and treating process operatives

830

830

Furnace operatives (metal)

831

831

Metal drawers

832

832

Rollers

833

833

Annealers, hardeners, temperers (metal)

834

834

Electroplaters, galvanisers, colour coaters

839

839

Other metal making and treating process operatives nec

 

84

Metal working process operatives

840

840

Machine tool operatives (including CNC machine tool operatives)

841

841

Press stamping and automatic machine operatives

842

842

Metal polishers

843

843

Metal dressing operatives

844

844

Shot blasters

 

85

Assemblers/lineworkers

850

850

Assemblers/lineworkers (electrical/electronic goods)

851

851

Assemblers/lineworkers (vehicles and other metal goods)

859

859

Other assemblers/lineworkers nec

 

86

Other routine process operatives

860

860

Inspectors, viewers and testers (metal and electrical goods)

861

861

Inspectors, viewers, testers and examiners (other manufactured goods)

862

862

Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers

863

863

Weighers, graders, sorters

864

864

Routine laboratory testers

869

869

Other routine process operatives nec

 

87

Road transport operatives

870

870

Bus inspectors

871

871

Road transport depot inspectors and related occupations

872

872

Drivers of road goods vehicles

873

873

Bus and coach drivers

874

874

Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs

875

875

Bus conductors

 

88

Other transport and machinery operatives

880

880

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

881

881

Rail transport inspectors, supervisors and guards

882

882

Rail engine drivers and assistants

883

883

Rail signal operatives and crossing keepers

884

884

Shunters and points operatives

885

885

Mechanical plant drivers and operatives (earth moving and civil engineering)

886

886

Crane drivers

887

887

Fork lift and mechanical truck drivers

889

889

Other transport and machinery operatives nec

 

89

Plant and machine operatives nec

890

890

Washers, screeners and crushers in mines and quarries

891

891

Printing machine minders and assistants

892

892

Water and sewerage plant attendants

893

893

Electrical, energy, boiler and related plant operatives and attendants

894

894

Oilers, greasers, lubricators

895

895

Mains and service pipe layers, pipe jointers

896

896

Construction and related operatives

897

897

Woodworking machine operatives

898

898

Mine (excluding coal) and quarry workers

899

899

Other plant and machine operatives nec

 

9

Other occupations

 

90

Other occupations in agriculture, forestry and fishing

900

900

Farm workers

901

901

Agricultural machinery drivers and operatives

902

902

All other occupations in farming and related

903

903

Fishing and related workers

904

904

Forestry workers

 

91

Other occupations in mining and manufacturing

910

910

Coal mine labourers

911

911

Labourers in foundries

912

912

Labourers in engineering and allied trades

913

913

Mates to metal/electrical and related fitters

919

919

Other labourers in making and processing industries nec

 

92

Other occupations in construction

920

920

Mates to woodworking trades workers

921

921

Mates to building trades workers

922

922

Rail construction and maintenance workers

923

923

Road construction and maintenance workers

924

924

Paviors, kerb layers

929

929

Other building and civil engineering labourers nec

 

93

Other occupations in transport

930

930

Stevedores, dockers

931

931

Goods porters

932

932

Slingers

933

933

Refuse and salvage collectors

934

934

Driver's mates

 

94

Other occupations in communication

940

940

Postal workers, mail sorters

941

941

Messengers, couriers

 

95

Other occupations in sales and services

950

950

Hospital porters

951

951

Hotel porters

952

952

Kitchen porters, hands

953

953

Counterhands, catering assistants

954

954

Shelf fillers

955

955

Lift and car park attendants

956

956

Window cleaners

957

957

Road sweepers

958

958

Cleaners, domestics

959

959

Other occupations in sales and services nec

 

99

Other occupations nec

990

990

All other labourers and related workers

999

999

All others in miscellaneous occupations nec




 

 

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10

 

Inadequately described

20

 

Occupation not stated

30

 

Full-time student

40

 

Independent means

50

 

Permanently sick

60

 

Full-time care of home and/or dependent relatives

70

 

No previous occupation