LS variable metadata
Variable: OCC809
Table: ME91
Short description: Occupation (by 1980 Classification). 1991.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 001-549. See 1991 Census Appendix 8.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Judges, barristers, advocates, solicitors
2Chartered and certified accountants
3Cost and works accountants
4Estimators
5Valuers, claims assessors
6Financial managers
7Underwriters, brokers, investment analysts
8Taxation experts
9Personnel and industrial relations officers
10O and M, work study and OR officers
11Economists, statisticians, actuaries
12Systems analysts, computer programmers
13Marketing and sales managers and executives
14Advertising and PR executives
15Buyers (retail trade)
16Buyers and purchasing officers (not retail)
17Environmental health officers
18Building inspectors
19Inspectors (statutory and similar)
20General administrators - national government (Assistant Secretary level and above)
21General administrators - national government (HEO to Senior Principal level)
22Local government officers (administrative and executive functions)
23Company secretaries
24Officials of trade associations, trade unions, professional bodies and charities
25Property and estate managers
26Librarians, information officers
27Legal service and related occupations
28Management consultants
29Managers' personal assistants
30Professional workers and related supporting management and supporting management and administration n.e.c
31University academic staff
32Teachers in establishments for further and higher education
33Teachers n.e.c.
34Vocational and industrial trainers
35Education officers, school inspectors
36Social and behavioural scientist
37Matrons, houseparents
38Playgroup leaders
39Welfare occupations n.e.c.
40Clergy, ministers of religion
41Medical practitioners
42Dental practitioners
43Nurse administrators, nurses
44Pharmacists
45Medical radiographers
46Ophthalmic and dispensing opticians
47Physiotherapists
48Chiropodists
49Therapists n.e.c.
50Medical technicians, dental auxiliaries
51Veterinarians
52Driving instructors (not HGV)
53Professional and related in education, welfare and health n.e.c.
54Authors, writers, journalists
55Artists, commercial artists
56Industrial designers (not clothing)
57Clothing designers
58Window dressers
59Actors, entertainers, singers, stage managers
60Musicians
61Photographers, cameramen
62Sound and vision equipment operators
63Professional sportsmen, sports officials
64Literary, artistic and sports workers n.e.c.
65Biological scientists, biochemists
66Chemical scientists
67Physical and geological scientists, mathematicians
68Civil, structural, municipal, mining and quarrying engineers
69Mechanical and aeronautical engineers
70Design and development engineers (mechanical)
71Electrical engineers
72Electronic engineers
73Chemical engineers
74Production engineers
75Planning and quality control engineers
76Engineers n.e.c.
77Metallurgists
78Technologists n.e.c.
79Draughtsmen
80Laboratory technicians
81Engineering technicians, technician engineers
82Architects, town planners
83Quantity surveyors
84Building, land and mining surveyors
85Aircraft flight deck officers
86Air traffic planners and controllers
87Deck, engineering and radio officers and pilots, ship
88Architectural and town planning technicians
89Building and civil engineering technicians
90Technical and related workers n.e.c.
91Production, works and maintenance managers, works foremen
92Managers in building and contracting
93Clerks of works
94Managers in mining and public utilities
95Transport managers
96Stores controllers
97Managers in warehousing and materials handling n.e.c.
98Credit controllers
99Office managers n.e.c.
100Garage proprietors
101Butchers (managers and proprietors)
102Fishmongers (managers and proprietors)
103Other proprietors and managers (sales)
104Hotel and residential club managers
105Publicans
106Restaurateurs
107Club stewards
108Entertainment and sports manager
109Farmers, horticulturists, farm managers
110Officers, UK armed forces
111Officers, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces
112Prison officers (chief officers and above)
113Police officers (inspectors and above)
114Fire service officers
115Proprietors and managers, service flats, holiday flats, caravan sites, etc
116Managers of laundry and dry cleaning receiving shops
117Hairdressers' and barbers' managers and proprietors
118Managers n.e.c.
119Civil service executive officers
120Supervisors of - Stores and despatch clerks
121Supervisors of - Tracers, drawing office assistan
122Supervisors of - Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
123Retail shop cashiers, check-out and cash and wrap operators
124Stores and despatch clerks
125Tracers, drawing office assistan
126Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
127Retail shop cashiers, check-out and cash and wrap operators
128Supervisors of - Typists, shorthand writers, secretaries
129Supervisors of - Office machine operators
130Supervisors of - Telephone operators
131Supervisors of - Radio and telegraph operators
132Receptionists
133Typists, shorthand writers, secretaries
134Office machine operators
135Telephonist receptionists
136Telephone operators
137Radio and telegraph operators
138Supervisors of - Postmen, mail sorters
139Supervisors of - Messengers
140Postmen, mail sorters
141Messengers
142Supervisors of - Shop salesmen and assistants
143Supervisors of - Petrol pump, forecourt attendant
144Supervisors of - Roundsmen, van salesmen
145Shop salesmen and assistants
146Shelf fillers
147Petrol pump, forecourt attendant
148Roundsmen, van salesmen
149Importers, exporters, commodity brokers
150Market and street traders and assistants
151Scrap dealers, general dealers, rag and bone merchants
152Credit agents, collector salesme
153Sales representatives
154Sales representatives (property and services), other agents
155NCOs and other ranks, UK armed forces
156NCOs and other ranks, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces
157Police sergeants
158Fire service supervisors
159Prison service principal officer
160Supervisors of - Security guards and officers, patrolmen, watchmen
161Supervisors of - Traffic wardens
162Supervisors of - Security and protective service workers n.e.c.
163Policemen (below sergeant)
164Firemen
165Prison officers (below principal officer)
166Security guards and officers, patrolmen, watchmen
167Traffic wardens
168Security and protective service workers n.e.c.
169Supervisors of - Chefs, cooks
170Supervisors of - Waiters, waitresses
171Supervisors of - Barmen, barmaids
172Supervisors of - Counter hands, assistants
173Chefs, cooks
174Waiters, waitresses
175Barmen, barmaids
176Counter hands, assistants
177Kitchen porters, hands
178Housekeepers (non-domestic)
179Supervisors of - Other domestic and school helpers
180Travel stewards and attendants
181Hospital porters
182Hotel porters
183Ambulancemen
184Hospital, ward orderlies
185Domestic housekeepers
186Nursery nurses
187Other domestic and school helper
188Travel stewards and attendants
189Hospital porters
190Hotel porters
191Ambulancemen
192Hospital, ward orderlies
193Supervisors of - Caretakers
194Supervisors of - Cleaners, window cleaners, chimney sweeps, road sweepers
195Supervisors of - Railway stationmen
196Supervisors of - Lift and car park attendants
197Caretakers
198Cleaners, window cleaners, chimney sweeps, road sweeers
199Hairdressing supervisors
200Hairdressers, barbers
201Railway stationmen
202Lift and car park attendants
203Launderers, dry cleaners, presse
204Undertakers
205Bookmakers, betting shop manager
206Service workers n.e.c.
207Farm foremen
208Horticultural foremen
209Foremen gardeners and groundsmen
210Agricultural machinery foremen
211Forestry foremen
212Other foremen in farming and related
213Farm workers
214Horticultural workers
215Gardeners, groundsmen
216Agricultural machinery drivers, operators
217Forestry workers
218Supervisors, mates - fishing
219Fishermen
220All other in farming and related
221Foremen - Tannery production workers
222Foremen - Shoe repairers
223Foremen - Leather cutters and sewers, foot wear lasters, makers, finishers
224Foremen - Other making and repairing, leather
225Tannery production workers
226Shoe repairers
227Leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers, finishers
228Foremen - Preparatory fibre processors
229Foremen - Spinners, doublers, twisters
230Foremen - Winders, reelers
231Foremen - Warp preparers
232Foremen - Weavers
233Foremen - Knitters
234Foremen - Bleachers, dyers, finisher
235Foremen - Menders, darners
236Foremen - Other material processing textiles
237Preparatory fibre processors
238Spinners, doublers, twisters
239Winders, reelers
240Warp preparers
241Weavers
242Knitters
243Bleachers, dyers, finishers
244Menders, darners
245Foremen - chemical processing
246Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operators
247Foremen - Bakers, flour confectioners
248Foremen - Butchers, meat cutters
249Foremen - Fishmongers, poultry dressers
250Foremen - Brewery and vinery process workers
251Foremen - Bakery and confectionery workers
252Foremen - Food and drink n.e.c.
253Bakers, flour confectioners
254Butchers, meat cutters
255Fishmongers, poultry dressers
256Foremen - Paper, paperboard and leatherboard workers
257Foremen - Bookbinders and finishers
258Foremen - Cutting and slitting machine operators (paper and paper products making)
259Foremen - Other material processing, wood and paper
260Other making and repairing, paper goods and printing
261Paper, paperboard and leatherboard workers
262Bookbinders and finishers
263Cutting and slitting machine operators (paper and paper products making)
264Foremen - Glass and ceramics furnacemen, kilnsetters
265Foremen - Glass formers and shapers, finishers, decorators
266Foremen - Casters and other pottery makers
267Foremen - Rubber process workers, moulding machine operators, tyre builders
268Foremen - Calender and extruding machine operators, moulders (plastics)
269Foremen - Man-made fibre makers
270Foremen - Washers, screeners and crushers in mines and quarries
271Foremen - Glass and ceramics
272Foremen - Rubber
273Foremen - Plastics
274Glass and ceramics furnacemen, kilnsetters
275Glass formers and shapers, finishers, decorators
276Casters and other pottery makers
277Rubber process workers, moulding machine operators, tyre builders
278Calender and extruding machine operators, moulders (plastics)
279Man-made fibre makers
280Brewery and vinery process workers
281Washers, screeners and crushers mines and quarries
282Other material processing -Textiles
283Other material processing -Bakery and confectionery workers
284Other material processing -Tobacco
285Other material processing -Food and drink n.e.c.
286Other material processing -Wood and paper
287Other material processing -All other (excluding metal) n.e.c.
288Foremen - Compositors
289Foremen - Electrotypers, stereotypers, printing plate and cylinder preparers
290Foremen - Printing machine minders and assistants
291Foremen - Screen and block printers
292Foremen - Printers (so described)
293Compositors
294Electrotypers, stereotypers, printing plate and cylinder preparers
295Printing machine minders and assistants
296Screen and block printers
297Printers (so described)
298Foremen - Tailors, tailoresses, dressmaker
299Foremen - Clothing cutters, milliners, furriers
300Foremen - Sewers, embroiderers
301Foremen - Coach trimmers, upholsterers, mattress makers
302Foremen - Carpet fitters
303Foremen - Other making and repairing, clothing and related products
304Tailors, tailoresses, dressmakers
305Clothing cutters, milliners, furriers
306Sewers, embroiderers
307Coach trimmers, upholsterers, mattress makers
308Foremen - Carpenters, joiners
309Foremen - Cabinet makers
310Foremen - Case and box makers
311Foremen - Pattern makers (moulds)
312Foremen - Sawyers, veneer cutters, wood-working machinists
313Foremen - Other making and repairing, wood
314Carpenters, joiners
315Cabinet makers
316Case and box makers
317Pattern makers (moulds)
318Sawyers, veneer cutters, wood-working machinists
319Labourers and mates to woodworking craftsmen
320Dental technicians
321Carpet fitters
322Musical instrument makers, piano tuners
323Other making and repairing -Glass and ceramics
324Other making and repairing -Wood
325Other making and repairing -Leather
326Other making and repairing -Clothing and related products
327Other making and repairing -Paper goods and printing
328Other making and repairing -Rubber
329Other making and repairing -Plastics
330Other making and repairing -All other (excluding metal and electrical) n.e.c.
331Foremen - Furnace operating occupations (metal)
332Foremen - Rollermen
333Foremen - Smiths, forgemen
334Foremen - Metal drawers
335Foremen - Moulders, coremakers, die caster
336Foremen - Electroplaters
337Foremen - Annealers, hardeners, temperers (metal)
338Foremen - Galvanizers, tin platers, dip platers
339Foremen - Metal making and treating workers n.e.c.
340Furnace operating occupations (metal)
341Rollermen
342Smiths, forgemen
343Metal drawers
344Moulders, coremakers, die casters
345Electroplaters
346Annealers, hardeners, temperers (metal)
347Foremen - Press and machine tool setters
348Foremen - Centre lathe turners
349Foremen - Machine tool setter operators
350Foremen - Machine tool operators
351Foremen - Press, stamping and automatic machine operators
352Foremen - Metal polishers
353Foremen - Fettlers, dressers
354Foremen - Shot blasters
355Press and machine tool setters
356Centre lathe turners
357Machine tool setter operators
358Machine tool operators
359Press, stamping and automatic machine operators
360Metal polishers
361Fettlers, dressers
362Foremen - Tool makers, tool fitters, markers-out
363Foremen - Precision instrument makers and repairers
364Foremen - Watch and chronometer makers and repairers
365Foremen - Metal working production fitters and fitter/machinists
366Foremen - Motor mechanics, auto engineers
367Foremen - Maintenance fitters (aircraft engines)
368Foremen - Office machinery mechanics
369Tool makers, tool fitters, markers-out
370Precision instrument makers and repairers
371Watch and chronometer makers and repairers
372Metal working production fitters and fitter/machinists
373Motor mechanics, auto engineers
374Maintenance fitters (aircraft engines)
375Office machinery mechanics
376Foremen - Production fitters (electrical, electronic)
377Foremen - Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters
378Foremen - Plant operators and attendants n.e.c.
379Foremen - Telephone fitters
380Foremen - Cable jointers, linesmen
381Foremen - Radio and TV mechanics
382Foremen - Other electronic maintenance engineers
383Production fitters (electrical, electronic)
384Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters
385Electrical engineers (so described)
386Plant operators and attendants n.e.c.
387Telephone fitters
388Cable jointers, linesmen
389Radio and TV mechanics
390Other electronic maintenance engineers
391Foremen - Plumbers, heating and ventilating fitters, gas fitters
392Foremen - Sheet metal workers
393Foremen - Metal plate workers, shipwrights riveters
394Foremen - Steel erectors, benders, fixers
395Foremen - Scaffolders, stagers
396Foremen - Welders
397Foremen - Riggers
398Plumbers, heating and ventilating fitters, gas fitters
399Sheet metal workers
400Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters
401Steel erectors, benders, fixers
402Scaffolders, stagers
403Welders
404Foremen - Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers
405Foremen - Engravers, etchers (printing)
406Foremen - Coach and vehicle body builders
407Foremen - Oilers, greasers, lubricators
408Foremen - Electronics wiremen
409Foremen - Coil winders
410Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers
411Engravers, etchers (printing)
412Coach and vehicle body builders
413Galvanizers, tin platers, dip platers
414Metal making and treating workers n.e.c.
415Oilers, greasers, lubricators
416Riggers
417Electronics wiremen
418Coil winders
419Shot blasters
420Other metal, jewellery, electrical production workers
421Foremen (engineering and allied trades)
422Trainee craftsmen (engineering and allied trades)
423Foremen - Pottery decorators
424Foremen - Coach painters (so described)
425Foremen - Other spray painters
426Foremen - Painters and decorators n.e.c., french polishers
427Pottery decorators
428Coach painters (so described)
429Other spray painters
430Painters and decorators n.e.c., french polishers
431Foremen assemblers -Electrical, electronic
432Foremen assemblers -Instruments
433Foremen assemblers -Vehicles and other metal goods
434Foremen assemblers -Paper production, processing and printing
435Foremen assemblers -Plastics goods
436Assemblers (electrical,electronic)
437Instrument assemblers
438Assemblers (vehicles and other metal goods)
439Foremen inspectors, viewers, examiners -Metal, electrical goods
440Foremen inspectors, viewers, examiners -Textiles
441Foremen inspectors, viewers, examiners -Food
442Foremen inspectors, viewers, examiners -Rubber goods
443Foremen inspectors, viewers, examiners -Plastics goods
444Foremen inspectors, viewers, examiners -Woodwork
445Foremen - Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers
446Foremen - Laboratory assistants
447Foremen - Inspectors, sorters in paper production, processing and printing
448Foremen - Weighers
449Foremen - Graders, sorters, selectors n.e.c.
450Inspectors, viewers (metal, electrical goods)
451Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers
452Laboratory assistants
453Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Textiles
454Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Food
455Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Rubber goods
456Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Plastics goods
457Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Woodwork
458Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Inspectors, sorters in paper production, processing and printing
459Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Assemblers in paper production, processing and printing
460Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Assemblers (plastics goods)
461Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Weighers
462Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Graders, sorters, selectors n.e.c.
463Inspectors, viewers, examiners -Painting, assembling and related occupations n.e.c.
464Foremen - Bricklayers, tile setters
465Foremen - Masons, stone cutters
466Foremen - Plasterers
467Foremen - Roofers, glaziers
468Foremen - Handymen, general building workers
469Foremen - Railway lengthmen
470Foremen - Road surfacers, concreters
471Foremen - Roadmen
472Foremen - Paviors, kerb layers
473Foremen - Sewage plant attendants
474Foremen - Mains and service layers, pipe jointers
475Foremen - Construction workers n.e.c.
476Bricklayers, tile setters
477Masons, stone cutters
478Plasterers
479Roofers, glaziers
480Handymen, general building workers
481Builders (so described)
482Railway lengthmen
483Road surfacers, concreters
484Roadmen
485Paviors, kerb layers
486Sewage plant attendants
487Mains and service layers, pipe jointers
488Craftsmen's mates
489Building and civil engineering labourers
490Foremen/deputies - coalmining
491Face-trained coalmining workers
492Miners (not coal), quarrymen, well drillers
493Construction workers n.e.c.
494Foremen - ships, lighters and other vessels
495Deck, engine-room hands, bargemen, lightermen, boatmen
496Foremen - Railway guards
497Foremen - Signalmen and crossing keepers, railway
498Foremen - Shunters, pointsmen
499Foremen - Other foremen rail transport
500Drivers, motormen, secondmen, railway engines
501Railway guards
502Signalmen and crossing keepers, railway
503Shunters, pointsmen
504Bus inspectors
505Foremen - Drivers of road goods vehicles
506Foremen - Other foremen road transport
507Bus and coach drivers
508Drivers of road goods vehicles
509Other motor drivers
510Bus conductors
511Drivers' mates
512Foremen - Mechanical plant drivers, operators (earth moving and civil engineering)
513Foremen - Crane drivers, operators
514Foremen - Fork lift, mechanical truck drivers
515Foremen - Slingers
516Mechanical plant drivers, operators (earth moving and civil engineering)
517Crane drivers, operators
518Fork lift, mechanical truck drivers
519Foremen - Storekeepers, warehousemen
520Foremen - Stevedores, dockers
521Foremen - Goods porters
522Foremen - Refuse collectors, dustmen
523Storekeepers, warehousemen
524Stevedores, dockers
525Goods porters
526Refuse collectors, dustmen
527Slingers
528Workers in transport operating, materials moving and storing and related n.e.c.
529Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Textiles (not textile goods)
530Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Chemicals and allied trades
531Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Coke ovens and gas works
532Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Glass and ceramics
533Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Foundries in engineering and allied trades
534Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Engineering and allied trades
535Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Coal mines
536Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Other
537Foremen - Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Boiler operators
538Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Textiles (not textile goods)
539Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Chemicals and allied trades
540Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Coke ovens and gas works
541Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Glass and ceramics
542Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Foundries in engineering and allied trades
543Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Engineering and allied trades
544Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Coal mines
545Labourers and unskilled workers n.e.c. - Other
546Boiler operators
547All other in miscellaneous occupations n.e.c.
548Inadequately described occupations
549Occupations not stated
777Not applicable, not working or over 65

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census. Question 15. For definitions see 1991 Census Appendix 20.
Former name of variable: OCC80
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Occupation
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. 333-335, pp. 62-64.
Reference 2: 1991 Census Appendix 8
Reference 3: 1991 Census Appendix 20