LS variable metadata
Variable: HHSOC8
Table: ME81
Short description: Social class of head of household. 1981.

Variable coded as: SOC8
Table: ME81
Short description: Social class as defined by occupation at 1981 census. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
0I - Professional
1II - Intermediate
2IIIN - Skilled non-manual
3IIIM - Skilled manual
4IV - Partly skilled
5V - Unskilled
7Armed forces
8Inadequately described
9Students, no occupation because permanently sick or disabled, housewife
-9Not applicable or no 1981 Census record

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Derived from statistics operational occupation codes and employment status.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
Classification: SOCLASS81 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 297, page 39, pp. 64-65.