LS variable metadata
Variable: MSEG8
Table: ME81
Short description: Socio-economic group of mother. 1981.

Variable coded as: SEG8
Table: ME81
Short description: Socio-economic group. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
001.1 Employers in industry, commerce, etc - large establishments
-9No occupation or no 1981 Census record
011.2 Managers in central and local government, industry, commerce, etc - large establishments
022.1 Employers in industry, commerce, etc - small etablishments
032.2 Managers in industry, commerce, etc - small establishments
043 Professional workers - self-employed
054 Professional workers - employee
065.1 Ancillary workers and artists
075.2 Foremen and supervisors - non-manual
086 Junior non-manual workers
097 Personal service workers
108 Foremen and supervisors - manual
119 Skilled manual workers
1210 Semi-skilled manual workers
1311 Unskilled and manual workers
1412 Own account workers (other than professionals)
1513 Farmers - employers and managers
1614 Farmers - own account
1715 Agricultural workers
1816 Members of armed forces
1917 Inadequately described occupations
SpaceNot applicable

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: SEG80 
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) pp. 297-298, page 63, page 65.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 10