LS variable metadata
Variable: OCC8CC
Table: CANC
Short description: LS member's occupation (1981 - 1990: 2nd decade)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1981:
Blank. See OCCC
1981-1990 (2nd decade):
See 1981 Census appendix 8
Numeric in the range 001-350, 360-362
349 = Inadequately described
350 = Not stated including widow, schoolboy/schoolgirl
360 = Student at college, university over 16 years of age
361 = Independent means, private means
362 = Physically or mentally handicapped
-6 = housewife, home duties
-7 = Retired, OAP
1991 onwards:
Blank. See OCC9CC
Note: If patient is under 16 years code will be 350 If sex is male, code will not be 8-space

Coding scheme

-9Not coded
-4Not known

Units of measurement:  
Source: Cancer registration data collected by ONS through the National Cancer Registration Scheme.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19810101 To: 19901231 
Keyword: Occupation
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 3
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 344 (shows cancer registration abstract), page 25, pp. 97-98, pp. 104-105 (comparability of data), page 125 and pp. 138-141 (data quality).
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 8