LS variable metadata
Variable: NSCLSEA9
Table: NM91
Short description: Social class based on occupation and economic activity. 1991.

Variable coded as: SCLSEAT9
Table: ME91
Short description: Social class based on occupation and economic activity. 1991.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1I Professional
2II Managerial & Technical
3IIIN Skilled Non-Manual
4IIIM Skilled Manual
5IV Partly Skilled
6V Unskilled
7Armed Forces
8On a Government scheme
9Inadequately described
10Student
11Permanently sick
12Retired
13Other inactive

Notes: This variable is derived from '10% coded' variables. It should not be used except with extreme caution, as totals will differ from those resulting from 100% coded variables.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census. Question 7, 13 and 15 Indicates the social class of LS members aged 16 and over, usually resident in the household, as defined by occupation and economic activity For definitions see 1991 Census Appendix 20
Former name of variable: SCLAS9EAT
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
Classification:  
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. 329-330, pp. 333-334, pp. 61-65.
Reference 2: 1991 Census Appendix 20