LS variable metadata
Variable: NSSP0
Table: ME01
Short description: National Statistics socio-economic classification (NSSEC). 2001.
Full description: The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) provides an indication of socio-economic position, based on occupation. It is an Office for National Statistics standard classification.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

1Employers in large organisation
2Higher managerial
3Higher professionals (traditional) - employees
4Higher professionals (new) - employees
5Higher professionals (traditional) - self employed
6Higher professionals (new) - self employed
7Lower professionals and higher technical (traditional) - employees
8Lower professionals and higher technical (new) - employees
9Lower professionals and higher technical (traditional) - self employed
10Lower professionals and higher technical (new) - self employed
11Lower managerial
12Higher supervisory
13Intermediate clerical and administrative
14Intermediate sales and service
15Intermediate technical and auxiliary
16Intermediate engineering
17Employers in small organisations (non-professional)
18Employers in small organisations (agriculture)
19Own account workers (non-professional)
20Own account workers (agriculture)
21Lower supervisory
22Lower technical craft
23Lower technical process operative
24Semi-routine sales
25Semi-routine service
26Semi-routine technical
27Semi-routine operative
28Semi-routine agriculture
29Semi-routine clerical
30Semi-routine childcare
31Routine sales and service
32Routine production
33Routine technical
34Routine operative
35Routine agricultural
36Never worked
37Long-term unemployed
38Full-time students
39Occupations not coded
40Not classifiable for other reasons
-9No code required
-6Missing (unable to derive due to initial extract only input record)

Notes: Applicability : All people aged 16 to 74 who have ever worked.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 2001 Census.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Classification: NS-SEC 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: 2001 Census Appendix 75