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Variable: OCC909
Table: ME91
Short description: Occupation Component Codes. 1991.
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Coding notes: 001-480 See 1991 Census Appendix 9

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
001SOC 100 General administators; national government (Assistant Secretary/Grade 5 and above); CO80 020 General administrators - national government (Assistant Secretary level and above)
002SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 091pt Production, works and maintenance managers, works foremen
003SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 092pt Managers in building and contracting
004SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 095pt Transport managers
005SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 096pt Stores controllers
006SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 097pt Managers in warehousing and materials handling nec
007SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 098pt Credit controllers
008SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 099pt Office managers nec
009SOC 101 General managers; large companies and organisations; CO80 111pt Managers nec
010SOC 102 Local government officers (administrative and executive functions); CO80 022 Local government officers (administrative and executive functions)
011SOC 102 Local government officers (administrative and executive functions); CO80 039pt Welfare occupations nec
012SOC 103 General administrators; national government (HEO to Senior Principal/Grade 6); CO80 021 General administrators - national government (HEO to Senior Principal level)
013SOC 110 Production, works and maintenance managers; CO80 078pt Technologists nec
014SOC 110 Production, works and maintenance managers; CO80 091pt Production, works and maintenance managers, works foremen
015SOC 111 Managers in building and contracting; CO80 092pt Managers in building and contracting
016SOC 112 Clerks of works; CO80 093 Clerks of works
017SOC 113 Managers in mining and energy industries; CO80 094 Managers in mining and public utilities
018SOC 120 Treasurers and company financial managers; CO80 006 Financial managers
019SOC 121 Marketing and sales managers; CO80 013 Marketing and sales managers and executives
020SOC 122 Purchasing managers; CO80 016pt Buyers and purchasing officers (not retail)
021SOC 123 Advertising and public relations managers; CO80 014 Advertising and PR executives
022SOC 124 Personnel, training and industrial relations managers; O80 009pt Personnel and industrial relations officers
023SOC 124 Personnel, training and industrial relations managers; O80 034pt Vocational and industrial trainers
024SOC 125 Organisation and methods and work study managers; O80 010pt O and M, work study and OR officers
025SOC 126 Computer systems and data processing managers; O80 012pt Systems analysts, computer programmers
026SOC 126 Computer systems and data processing managers; O80 099pt Office managers nec
027SOC 127 Company secretaries; CO80 023 Company secretaries
028SOC 127 Company secretaries; CO80 030pt Professional workers and related supporting management and administration nec
029SOC 130 Credit controllers; CO80 098pt Credit controllers
030SOC 131 Bank, Building Society and Post Office managers (except self-employed); CO80 099pt Office managers nec
031SOC 132 Civil Service executive officers; CO80 112 Civil service executive officers
032SOC 139 Other financial institution and office managers nec; CO80 099pt Office managers nec
033SOC 140 Transport managers; CO80 095pt Transport managers
034SOC 141 Stores controllers; CO80 096pt Stores controllers
035SOC 142 Managers in warehousing and other materials handling; CO80 097pt Managers in warehousing and materials handling nec
036SOC 150 Officers in United Kingdom armed forces; CO80 135pt United Kingdom armed forces
037SOC 151 Officers in foreign and Commonwealth armed forces; CO80 136pt Foreign and Commonwealth armed forces
038SOC 152 Police officers (inspector and above); CO80 137pt Policemen
039SOC 153 Fire service officers (station officer and above); CO80 138pt Firemen
040SOC 154 Prison officers (principal officer and above); CO80 108 Prison officers (chief officers and above)
041SOC 155 Customs and excise,immigration service officers (customs: chief preventive officer and above; excise: surveyor and above); CO80 019pt Inspectors (statutory and similar)
042SOC 160 Farm owners and managers, horticulturists; CO80 107 Farmers, horticulturists, farm managers
043SOC 169 Other managers in farming, horticulture,; CO80 111pt Managers nec
044SOC 170 Property and estate managers; CO80 025 Property and estate managers
045SOC 171 Garage managers and proprietors; CO80 100 Garage proprietors
046SOC 172 Hairdressers' and barbers' managers and proprietors; CO80 159pt Hairdressers, barbers
047SOC 173 Hotel and accommodation managers; CO80 102 Hotel and residential club managers
048SOC 173 Hotel and accommodation managers; CO80 109 Proprietors and managers, service flats, holiday flats, caravan sites, etc
049SOC 173 Hotel and accommodation managers; CO80 111pt Managers nec
050SOC 174 Restaurant and catering managers; CO80 104 Restaurateurs
051SOC 175 Publicans, innkeepers and club stewards; CO80 103 Publicans
052SOC 175 Publicans, innkeepers and club stewards; CO80 105 Club stewards
053SOC 175 Publicans, innkeepers and club stewards; CO80 111pt Managers nec
054SOC 176 Entertainment and sports managers; CO80 106 Entertainment and sports managers
055SOC 177 Travel agency managers; CO80 099pt Office managers nec
056SOC 178 Managers and proprietors of butchers and fishmongers; CO80 186pt Butchers, meat cutters
057SOC 178 Managers and proprietors of butchers and fishmongers; CO80 187pt Fishmongers, poultry dressers
058SOC 179 Managers and proprietors in service industries nec; CO80 064pt Literary, artistic and sports workers nec
059SOC 179 Managers and proprietors in service industries nec; CO80 101 Other proprietors and managers (sales)
060SOC 179 Managers and proprietors in service industries nec; CO80 110 Managers of laundry and dry cleaning receiving shops
061SOC 190 Officials of trade associations, trade unions, professional bodies and charities; CO80 024 Officials of trade associations, trade unions, professional bodies and charities
062SOC 191 Registrars and administrators of educational establishments; CO80 030pt Professional workers and related supporting management and administration nec
063SOC 191 Registrars and administrators of educational establishments; CO80 111pt Managers nec
064SOC 199 Other managers and administrators nec; CO80 111pt Managers nec
065SOC 200 Chemists; CO80 066 Chemical scientists
066SOC 201 Biological scientists and biochemists; CO80 065pt Biological scientists, biochemists
067SOC 202 Physicists, geologists and meteorologists; CO80 067pt Physical and geological scientists, mathematicians
068SOC 209 Other natural scientists nec; CO80 067pt Physical and geological scientists, mathematicians
069SOC 210 Civil, structural, municipal, mining and quarrying engineers; CO80 068 Civil, structural, municipal, mining and quarrying engineers
070SOC 211 Mechanical engineers; CO80 069 Mechanical and aeronautical engineers
071SOC 212 Electrical engineers; CO80 071pt Electrical engineers
072SOC 213 Electronic engineers; CO80 072pt Electronic engineers
073SOC 214 Software engineers; CO80 012pt Systems analysts, computer programmers
074SOC 214 Software engineers; CO80 072pt Electronic engineers
075SOC 215 Chemical engineers; CO80 073 Chemical engineers
076SOC 216 Design and development engineers; CO80 056pt Industrial designers (not clothing)
077SOC 216 Design and development engineers; CO80 070 Design and development engineers (mechanical)
078SOC 216 Design and development engineers; CO80 071pt Electrical engineers
079SOC 216 Design and development engineers; CO80 072pt Electronic engineers
080SOC 217 Process and production engineers; CO80 074 Production engineers
081SOC 218 Planning and quality control engineers; CO80 075 Planning and quality control engineers
082SOC 219 Other engineers and technologists nec; CO80 019pt Inspectors (statutory and similar)
083SOC 219 Other engineers and technologists nec; CO80 076 Engineers nec
084SOC 219 Other engineers and technologists nec; CO80 077 Metallurgists
085SOC 219 Other engineers and technologists nec; CO80 078pt Technologists nec
086SOC 219 Other engineers and technologists nec; CO80 090pt Technical and related workers nec
087SOC 220 Medical practitioners; CO80 041 Medical practitioners
088SOC 221 Pharmacists/pharmacologists; CO80 044 Pharmacists
089SOC 221 Pharmacists/pharmacologists; CO80 065pt Biological scientists, biochemists
090SOC 222 Ophthalmic opticians; CO80 046pt Ophthalmic and dispensing opticians
091SOC 223 Dental practitioners; CO80 042 Dental practitioners
092SOC 224 Veterinarians; CO80 051 Veterinarians
093SOC 230 University and polytechnic teaching professionals; CO80 031 University academic staff
094SOC 230 University and polytechnic teaching professionals; CO80 032pt Teachers in establishments for further and higher education
095SOC 231 Higher and further education teaching professionals; CO80 032pt Teachers in establishments for further and higher education
096SOC 232 Education officers, school inspectors; CO80 035 Education officers, school inspectors
097SOC 233 Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals; CO80 033pt Teachers nec
098SOC 233 Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals; CO80 053pt Professional and related in education, welfare and health nec
099SOC 234 Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals; CO80 033pt Teachers nec
100SOC 235 Special education teaching professionals; CO80 033pt Teachers nec
101SOC 239 Other teaching professionals nec; CO80 053pt Professional and related in education, welfare and health nec
102SOC 240 Judges and officers of the Court; CO80 001pt Judges, barristers, advocates, solicitors
103SOC 241 Barristers and advocates; CO80 001pt Judges, barristers, advocates, solicitors
104SOC 242 Solicitors; CO80 001pt Judges, barristers, advocates, solicitors
105SOC 250 Chartered and certified accountants; CO80 002 Chartered and certified accountants
106SOC 251 Management accountants; CO80 003 Cost and works accountants
107SOC 252 Actuaries, economists and statisticians; CO80 011 Economists, statisticians, actuaries
108SOC 253 Management consultants, business analysts; CO80 028 Management consultants
109SOC 260 Architects; CO80 082pt Architects, town planners
110SOC 261 Town planners; CO80 082pt Architects, town planners
111SOC 262 Building, land, mining and 'general practice' surveyors; CO80 084 Building, land and mining surveyors
112SOC 270 Librarians; CO80 026pt Librarians, information officers
113SOC 271 Archivists and curators; CO80 030pt Professional workers and related supporting management and administration nec
114SOC 290 Psychologists; CO80 036pt Social and behavioural scientists
115SOC 291 Other social and behavioural scientists; CO80 036pt Social and behavioural scientists
116SOC 291 Clergy; CO80 040 Clergy, ministers of religion
117SOC 293 Social workers, probation officers; CO80 039pt Welfare occupations nec
118SOC 300 Laboratory technicians; CO80 080 Laboratory technicians
119SOC 301 Engineering technicians; CO80 081pt Engineering technicians, technician engineers
120SOC 302 Electrical/electronic technicians; CO80 081pt Engineering technicians, technician engineers
121SOC 303 Architectural and town planning technicians; CO80 088 Architectural and town planning technicians
122SOC 304 Building and civil engineering technicians; CO80 089 Building and civil engineering technicians
123SOC 309 Other scientific technicians nec; CO80 090pt Technical and related workers nec
124SOC 310 Draughtspersons; CO80 079pt Draughtsmen
125SOC 311 Building inspectors; CO80 018 Building inspectors
126SOC 312 Quantity surveyors; CO80 083 Quantity surveyors
127SOC 313 Marine, insurance and other surveyors; CO80 090pt Technical and related workers nec
128SOC 320 Computer analyst/programmers; CO80 012pt Systems analysts, computer programmers
129SOC 330 Air traffic planners and controllers; CO80 086 Air traffic planners and controllers
130SOC 331 Aircraft flight deck officers; CO80 085 Aircraft flight deck officers
131SOC 332 Ship and hovercraft officers; CO80 087 Deck, engineering and radio officers and pilots, ship
132SOC 332 Ship and hovercraft officers; CO80 090pt Technical and related workers
133SOC 340 Nurses; CO80 043pt Nurse administrators, nurses
134SOC 341 Midwives; CO80 351 Midwives
135SOC 342 Medical radiographers; CO80 045 Medical radiographers
136SOC 343 Physiotherapists; CO80 047 Physiotherapists
137SOC 344 Chiropodists; CO80 048 Chiropodists
138SOC 345 Dispensing opticians; CO80 046pt Ophthalmic and dispensing opticians
139SOC 346 Medical technicians, dental auxiliaries; CO80 050 Medical technicians, dental auxiliaries
140SOC 347 Occupational and speech therapists, psychotherapists, therapists nec; CO80 036pt Social and behavioural scientists
141SOC 347 Occupational and speech therapists, psychotherapists, therapists nec; CO80 049 Therapists nec
142SOC 348 Environmental health officers; CO80 017 Environmental health officers
143SOC 349 Other health associate professionals nec; CO80 053pt Professional and related in education, welfare and health nec
144SOC 350 Legal service and related occupations; CO80 027 Legal service and related occupations
145SOC 360 Estimators, valuers; CO80 004 Estimators
146SOC 360 Estimators, valuers; CO80 005pt Valuers, claims assessors
147SOC 361 Underwriters, claims assessors, brokers, investment analysts; CO80 005pt Valuers, claims assessors
148SOC 361 Underwriters, claims assessors, brokers, investment analysts; CO80 007 Underwriters, brokers, investment analysts
149SOC 362 Taxation experts; CO80 008 Taxation experts
150SOC 363 Personnel and industrial relations officers; CO80 009pt Personnel and industrial relations officers
151SOC 364 Organisation and methods and work study officers; CO80 010pt O and M, work study and OR officers
152SOC 370 Matrons, houseparents; CO80 037 Matrons, houseparents
153SOC 371 Welfare, community and youth workers; CO80 039pt Welfare occupations nec
154SOC 380 Authors, writers, journalists; CO80 054 Authors, writers, journalists
155SOC 381 Artists, commercial artists, graphic designers; CO80 055 Artists, commercial artists
156SOC 381 Artists, commercial artists, graphic designers; CO80 079pt Draughtsmen
157SOC 382 Industrial designers; CO80 056pt Industrial designers (not clothing)
158SOC 383 Clothing designers; CO80 057 Clothing designers
159SOC 384 Actors, entertainers, stage managers, producers and directors; CO80 059 Actors, entertainers, singers, stage managers
160SOC 385 Musicians; CO80 060 Musicians
161SOC 386 Photographers, camera, sound and video equipment operators; CO80 061 Photographers, cameramen
162SOC 386 Photographers, camera, sound and video equipment operators; CO80 062 Sound and vision equipment operators
163SOC 387 Professional athletes, sports officials; CO80 063 Professional sportsmen, sports officials
164SOC 390 Information officers; CO80 026pt Librarians, information officers
165SOC 391 Vocational and industrial trainers; CO80 034pt Vocational and industrial trainers
166SOC 392 Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists; CO80 053pt Professional and related in education, welfare and health nec
167SOC 393 Driving instructors (excluding HGV); CO80 052 Driving instructors (not HGV)
168SOC 394 Inspectors of factories, utilities and trading standards; CO80 019pt Inspectors (statutory and similar)
169SOC 395 Other statutory and similar inspectors nec; CO80 019pt Inspectors (statutory and similar)
170SOC 396 Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety); CO80 039pt Welfare occupations nec
171SOC 399 Other associate professional and technical occupations nec; CO80 030pt Professional workers and related supporting management and administration nec
172SOC 399 Other associate professional and technical occupations nec; CO80 090pt Technical and related workers nec
173SOC 400 Civil Service administrative officers and assistants; CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
174SOC 401 Local government clerical officers and assistants; CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
175SOC 410 Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers other financial clerks; CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
176SOC 411 Counter clerks and cashiers; CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
177SOC 412 Debt, rent and other cash collectors; CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
178SOC 420 Filing, computer and other records clerks (including legal conveyancing); CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
179SOC 421 Library assistants/clerks; CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
180SOC 430 Clerks (not otherwise specified); CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
181SOC 440 Stores, despatch and production control clerks; CO80 113 Stores and despatch clerks
182SOC 441 Storekeepers and warehousemen/women; CO80 333 Storekeepers, warehousemen
183SOC 450 Medical secretaries; CO80 118pt Typists, shorthand writers, secretaries
184SOC 451 Legal secretaries; CO80 118pt Typists, shorthand writers, secretaries
185SOC 452 Typists and word processor operators; CO80 118pt Typists, shorthand writers, secretaries
186SOC 459 Other secretaries, personal assistants, typists, word processor operators nec; CO80 029 Managers' personal assistants
187SOC 459 Other secretaries, personal assistants, typists, word processor operators nec; CO80 118pt Typists, shorthand writers, secretaries
188SOC 460 Receptionists; CO80 117 Receptionists
189SOC 461 Receptionist/telephonists; CO80 120 Telephonist receptionists
190SOC 462 Telephone operators; CO80 121 Telephone operators
191SOC 463 Radio and telegraph operators, other office communication system operators; CO80 122 Radio and telegraph operators
192SOC 490 Computer operators, data processing operators, other office machine operators; CO80 119 Office machine operators
193SOC 491 Tracers, drawing office assistants; CO80 114 Tracers, drawing office assistants
194SOC 500 Bricklayers, masons; CO80 300pt Bricklayers, tile setters
195SOC 500 Bricklayers, masons; CO80 301 Masons, stone cutters
196SOC 501 Roofers, slaters, tilers, sheeters, cladders; CO80 303pt Roofers, glaziers
197SOC 502 Plasterers; CO80 302 Plasterers
198SOC 503 Glaziers; CO80 303pt Roofers, glaziers
199SOC 504 Builders, building contractors; CO80 305 Builders (so described)
200SOC 505 Scaffolders, stagers, steeplejacks, riggers; CO80 264 Scaffolders, stagers
201SOC 505 Scaffolders, stagers, steeplejacks, riggers; CO80 272 Riggers
202SOC 505 Scaffolders, stagers, steeplejacks, riggers; CO80 316pt Construction workers nec
203SOC 506 Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tilers; CO80 221 Carpet fitters
204SOC 506 Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tilers; CO80 226pt Other making and repairing - Clothing and related products
205SOC 506 Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tilers; CO80 300pt Bricklayers, tile setters
206SOC 506 Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tilers; CO80 316pt Construction workers nec
207SOC 507 Painters and decorators; CO80 282 Painters and decorators nec, french polishers
208SOC 509 Other construction trades nec; CO80 304pt Handymen, general building workers
209SOC 510 Centre, capstan, turret and other lathe setters and setter-operators; CO80 238pt Press and machine tool setters
210SOC 510 Centre, capstan, turret and other lathe setters and setter-operators; CO80 239 Centre lathe turners
211SOC 510 Centre, capstan, turret and other lathe setters and setter-operators; CO80 240pt Machine tool setter operators
212SOC 511 Boring and drilling machine setters and setter-operators; CO80 241pt Machine tool operators
213SOC 512 Grinding machine setters and setter-operators; CO80 238pt Press and machine tool setters
214SOC 512 Grinding machine setters and setter-operators; CO80 240pt Machine tool setter operators
215SOC 512 Grinding machine setters and setter-operators; CO80 241pt Machine tool operators
216SOC 513 Milling machine setters and setter-operators; CO80 238pt Press and machine tool setters
217SOC 513 Milling machine setters and setter-operators; CO80 240pt Machine tool setter operators
218SOC 513 Milling machine setters and setter-operators; CO80 241pt Machine tool operators
219SOC 514 Press setters and setter-operators; CO80 238pt Press and machine tool setters
220SOC 514 Press setters and setter-operators; CO80 240pt Machine tool setter operators
221SOC 515 Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out; CO80 245 Tool makers, tool fitters, markers-out
222SOC 516 Metal working production and maintenance fitters; CO80 248 Metal working production fitters and fitter/machinists
223SOC 516 Metal working production and maintenance fitters; CO80 250 Maintenance fitters (aircraft engines)
224SOC 517 Precision instrument makers and repairers; CO80 246 Precision instrument makers and repairers
225SOC 517 Precision instrument makers and repairers; CO80 247 Watch and chronometer makers and repairers
226SOC 518 Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers; CO80 266 Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers
227SOC 519 Other machine tool setters and setter-operators nec (including CNC setter-operators); CO80 238pt Press and machine tool setters
228SOC 519 Other machine tool setters and setter-operators nec (including CNC setter-operators); CO80 240pt Machine tool setter operators
229SOC 520 Production fitters (electrical/electronic); CO80 252 Production fitters (electrical, electronic)
230SOC 521 Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters; CO80 253pt Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters
231SOC 522 Electrical engineers (not professional); CO80 254 Electrical engineers (so described)
232SOC 523 Telephone fitters; CO80 256 Telephone fitters
233SOC 524 Cable jointers, lines repairers; CO80 257 Cable jointers, linesmen
234SOC 525 Radio, TV and video engineers; CO80 258 Radio and TV mechanics
235SOC 526 Computer engineers, installation and maintenance; CO80 259pt Other electronic maintenance engineers
236SOC 529 Other electrical/electronic trades nec; CO80 259pt Other electronic maintenance engineers
237SOC 530 Smiths and forge workers; CO80 233 Smiths, forgemen
238SOC 531 Moulders, core makers, die casters; CO80 235 Moulders, coremakers, die casters
239SOC 532 Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers and related trades; CO80 260 Plumbers, heating and ventilating fitters, gas fitters
240SOC 533 Sheet metal workers; CO80 261pt Sheet metal workers
241SOC 534 Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters; CO80 262 Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters
242SOC 535 Steel erectors; CO80 263pt Steel erectors, benders, fixers
243SOC 536 Barbenders, steel fixers; CO80 263pt Steel erectors, benders, fixers
244SOC 537 Welding trades; CO80 265 Welders
245SOC 540 Motor mechanics, auto engineers (including road patrol engineers); CO80 249 Motor mechanics, auto engineers
246SOC 540 Motor mechanics, auto engineers (including road patrol engineers); CO80 327pt Other motor drivers
247SOC 541 Coach and vehicle body builders; CO80 268 Coach and vehicle body builders
248SOC 542 Vehicle body repairers, panel beaters; CO80 261pt Sheet metal workers
249SOC 543 Auto electricians; CO80 253pt Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters
250SOC 544 Tyre and exhaust fitters; CO80 276pt Other metal, jewellery, electrical production workers
251SOC 550 Weavers; CO80 180 Weavers
252SOC 551 Knitters; CO80 181 Knitters
253SOC 552 Warp preparers, bleachers, dyers and finishers; CO80 179 Warp preparers
254SOC 552 Warp preparers, bleachers, dyers and finishers; CO80 182 Bleachers, dyers, finishers
255SOC 553 Sewing machinists, menders, darners and embroiderers; CO80 183 Menders, darners
256SOC 553 Sewing machinists, menders, darners and embroiderers; CO80 212 Sewers, embroiderers
257SOC 553 Sewing machinists, menders, darners and embroiderers; CO80 226pt Other making and repairing - Clothing and related products
258SOC 554 Coach trimmers, upholsterers and mattress makers; CO80 213 Coach trimmers, upholsterers, mattress makers
259SOC 555 Shoe repairers, leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers and finishers, other leather making and repairing; CO80 174 Shoe repairers
260SOC 555 Shoe repairers, leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers and finishers, other leather making and repairing; CO80 175 Leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers, finishers
261SOC 555 Shoe repairers, leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers and finishers, other leather making and repairing; CO80 225 Other making and repairing - Leather
262SOC 556 Tailors and dressmakers; CO80 210 Tailors, tailoresses, dressmakers
263SOC 557 Clothing cutters, milliners, furriers; CO80 211 Clothing cutters, milliners, furriers
264SOC 559 Other textiles, garments and related trades nec; CO80 226pt Other making and repairing - Clothing and related products
265SOC 560 Originators, compositors and print preparers; CO80 205 Compositors
266SOC 560 Originators, compositors and print preparers; CO80 206 Electrotypers, stereotypers, printing plate and cylinder preparers
267SOC 561 Printers; CO80 209 Printers (so described)
268SOC 562 Bookbinders and print finishers; CO80 189 Bookbinders and finishers
269SOC 563 Screen printers; CO80 208 Screen and block printers
270SOC 569 Other printing and related trades nec; CO80 227pt Other making and repairing - Paper goods and printing
271SOC 569 Other printing and related trades nec; CO80 267 Engravers, etchers (printing)
272SOC 570 Carpenters and joiners; CO80 214 Carpenters, joiners
273SOC 571 Cabinet makers; CO80 215 Cabinet makers
274SOC 572 Case and box makers; CO80 216 Case and box makers
275SOC 573 Pattern makers (moulds); CO80 217 Pattern makers (moulds)
276SOC 579 Other woodworking trades nec; CO80 224 Other making and repairing - Wood
277SOC 580 Bakers, flour confectioners; CO80 185 Bakers, flour confectioners
278SOC 581 Butchers, meat cutters; CO80 186pt Butchers, meat cutters
279SOC 582 Fishmongers, poultry dressers; CO80 187pt Fishmongers, poultry dressers
280SOC 590 Glass product and ceramics makers; CO80 192pt Glass formers and shapers, finishers, decorators
281SOC 590 Glass product and ceramics makers; CO80 193 Casters and other pottery makers
282SOC 590 Glass product and ceramics makers; CO80 223pt Other making and repairing - Glass and ceramics
283SOC 591 Glass product and ceramics finishers and decorators; CO80 192pt Glass formers and shapers, finishers, decorators
284SOC 591 Glass product and ceramics finishers and decorators; CO80 223pt Other making and repairing - Glass and ceramics
285SOC 591 Glass product and ceramics finishers and decorators; CO80 279 Pottery decorators
286SOC 591 Glass product and ceramics finishers and decorators; CO80 299pt Painting, assembling and related occupations nec
287SOC 592 Dental technicians; CO80 220 Dental technicians
288SOC 593 Musical instrument makers, piano tuners; CO80 222 Musical instrument makers, piano tuners
289SOC 594 Gardeners, groundsmen/groundswomen; CO80 168 Gardeners, groundsmen
290SOC 595 Horticultural trades; CO80 167 Horticultural workers
291SOC 596 Coach painters, other spray painters; CO80 280 Coach painters (so described)
292SOC 596 Coach painters, other spray painters; CO80 281 Other spray painters
293SOC 597 Face trained coalmining workers, shotfirers and deputies; CO80 314 Face-trained coalmining workers
294SOC 598 Office machinery mechanics; CO80 251 Office machinery mechanics
295SOC 599 Other craft and related occupations nec; CO80 230pt Other making and repairing - All other (excluding metal and electrical) nec
296SOC 599 Other craft and related occupations nec; CO80 276pt Other metal, jewellery, electrical production workers
297SOC 599 Other craft and related occupations nec; CO80 316pt Construction workers nec
298SOC 600 NCOs and other ranks, United Kingdom armed forces; CO80 135pt United Kingdom armed forces
299SOC 601 NCOs and other ranks, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces; CO80 136pt Foreign and Commonwealth armed forces
300SOC 610 Police officers (sergeant and below); CO80 137pt Policemen
301SOC 611 Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below); CO80 138pt Firemen
302SOC 612 Prison service officers (below principal officer); CO80 139 Prison officers
303SOC 613 Customs and excise officers, immigration officers (customs: below chief preventive officer; excise: below surveyor); CO80 019pt Inspectors (statutory and similar)
304SOC 614 Traffic wardens; CO80 141 Traffic wardens
305SOC 615 Security guards and related occupations; CO80 140 Security guards and officers, patrolmen, watchmen
306SOC 619 Other security and protective service occupations nec; CO80 142 Security and protective service workers nec
307SOC 620 Chefs, cooks; CO80 143 Chefs, cooks
308SOC 621 Waiters, waitresses; CO80 144 Waiters, waitresses
309SOC 622 Bar staff; CO80 145 Barmen, barmaids
310SOC 630 Travel and flight attendants; CO80 152pt Travel stewards and attendants
311SOC 631 Railway station staff; CO80 160 Railway stationmen
312SOC 640 Assistant nurses, nursing auxiliaries; CO80 043pt Nurse administrators, nurses
313SOC 641 Hospital ward assistants; CO80 156pt Hospital, ward orderlies
314SOC 642 Ambulance staff; CO80 155 Ambulancemen
315SOC 643 Dental nurses; CO80 043pt Nurse administrators, nurses
477SOC 643 Dental nurses; CO80 156pt Hospital, ward orderlies
316SOC 644 Care assistants and attendants; CO80 156pt Hospital, ward orderlies
317SOC 650 Nursery nurses; CO80 150 Nursery nurses
318SOC 651 Playgroup leaders; CO80 038 Playgroup leaders
319SOC 652 Educational assistants; CO80 151pt Other domestic and school helpers
320SOC 659 Other childcare and related occupations nec; CO80 151pt Other domestic and school helpers
321SOC 659 Other childcare and related occupations nec; CO80 165pt Service workers nec
322SOC 660 Hairdressers, barbers; CO80 159pt Hairdressers, barbers
323SOC 661 Beauticians and related occupations; CO80 165pt Service workers nec
324SOC 670 Domestic housekeepers and related occupations; CO80 149 Domestic housekeepers
325SOC 670 Domestic housekeepers and related occupations; CO80 151pt Other domestic and school helpers
326SOC 671 Housekeepers (non-domestic); CO80 148 Housekeepers (non-domestic)
327SOC 672 Caretakers; CO80 157 Caretakers
328SOC 673 Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers; CO80 162 Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers
329SOC 690 Undertakers; CO80 163 Undertakers
330SOC 691 Bookmakers; CO80 164 Bookmakers, betting shop managers
331SOC 699 Other personal and protective service occupations nec; CO80 064pt Literary, artistic and sports workers nec
332SOC 699 Other personal and protective service occupations nec; CO80 165pt Service workers nec
333SOC 700 Buyers (retail trade); CO80 015 Buyers (retail trade)
334SOC 701 Buyers and purchasing officers (not retail); CO80 016pt Buyers and purchasing officers (not retail)
335SOC 702 Importers and exporters; CO80 129pt Importers, exporters, commodity brokers
336SOC 703 Air, commodity and ship brokers; CO80 129pt Importers, exporters, commodity brokers
337SOC 710 Technical and wholesale sales representatives; CO80 133 Sales representatives
338SOC 719 Other sales representatives nec; CO80 134pt Sales representatives (property and services), other agents
339SOC 720 Sales assistants; CO80 125 Shop salesmen and assistants
340SOC 721 Retail cash desk and check-out operators; CO80 116 Retail shop cashiers, check-out and cash and wrap operators
341SOC 722 Petrol pump forecourt attendants; CO80 127 Petrol pump, forecourt attendants
342SOC 730 Collector salespersons and credit agents; CO80 132 Credit agents, collector salesmen
343SOC 731 Roundsmen/women and van salespersons; CO80 128 Roundsmen, van salesmen
344SOC 732 Market and street traders and assistants; CO80 130 Market and street traders and assistants
345SOC 733 Scrap dealers, scrap metal merchants; CO80 131 Scrap dealers, general dealers, rag and bone merchants
346SOC 790 Merchandisers; CO80 064pt Literary, artistic and sports workers nec
347SOC 790 Merchandisers; CO80 126pt Shelf fillers
348SOC 791 Window dressers, floral arrangers; CO80 058 Window dressers
349SOC 791 Window dressers, floral arrangers; CO80 064pt Literary, artistic and sports workers nec
350SOC 792 Telephone salespersons; CO80 115pt Other clerks and cashiers (not retail)
351SOC 792 Telephone salespersons; CO80 134pt Sales representatives (property and services), other agents
352SOC 800 Bakery and confectionery process operatives; CO80 200 Other material processing - Bakery and confectionery workers
353SOC 801 Brewery and vinery process operatives; CO80 197 Brewery and vinery process workers
354SOC 802 Tobacco process operatives; CO80 201 Other material processing - Tobacco
355SOC 809 Other food, drink and tobacco process operatives nec; CO80 202 Other material processing - Food and drink nec
356SOC 810 Tannery production operatives; CO80 173 Tannery production workers
357SOC 811 Preparatory fibre processors; CO80 176 Preparatory fibre processors
358SOC 812 Spinners, doublers, twisters; CO80 177 Spinners, doublers, twisters
359SOC 813 Winders, reelers; CO80 178 Winders, reelers
360SOC 814 Other textiles processing operatives; CO80 199 Other material processing - Textiles
361SOC 820 Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operatives; CO80 184pt Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operators
362SOC 821 Paper, wood and related process plant operatives; CO80 188 Paper, paperboard and leatherboard workers
363SOC 821 Paper, wood and related process plant operatives; CO80 203 Other material processing - Wood and paper
364SOC 822 Cutting and slitting machine operatives (paper products etc); CO80 190 Cutting and slitting machine operators (paper and paper products making)
365SOC 822 Cutting and slitting machine operatives (paper products etc); CO80 227pt Other making and repairing - Paper goods and printing
366SOC 823 Glass and ceramics furnace operatives, kilnsetters; CO80 191 Glass and ceramics furnacemen, kilnsetters
367SOC 824 Rubber process operatives, moulding machine operatives, tyre builders; CO80 194 Rubber process workers, moulding machine operators, tyre builders
368SOC 824 Rubber process operatives, moulding machine operatives, tyre builders; CO80 228 Other making and repairing - Rubber
369SOC 825 Plastics process operatives, moulders and extruders; CO80 195 Calender and extruding machine operators, moulders (plastics)
370SOC 825 Plastics process operatives, moulders and extruders; CO80 229 Other making and repairing - Plastics
371SOC 826 Synthetic fibre makers; CO80 196 Man-made fibre makers
372SOC 829 Other chemicals, paper, plastics and related process operatives nec; CO80 204 Other material processing - All other (excluding metal) nec
373SOC 830 Furnace operatives (metal); CO80 231 Furnace operating occupations (metal)
374SOC 831 Metal drawers; CO80 234 Metal drawers
375SOC 832 Rollers; CO80 232 Rollermen
376SOC 833 Annealers, hardeners, temperers (metal); CO80 237 Annealers, hardeners, temperers (metal)
377SOC 834 Electroplaters, galvanisers, colour coaters; CO80 236 Electroplaters
378SOC 834 Electroplaters, galvanisers, colour coaters; CO80 269 Galvanizers, tin platers, dip platers
379SOC 839 Other metal making and treating process operatives nec; CO80 270 Metal making and treating workers nec
380SOC 840 Machine tool operatives (including CNC machine tool operatives); CO80 241pt Machine tool operators
381SOC 841 Press stamping and automatic machine operatives; CO80 242 Press, stamping and automatic machine operators
382SOC 842 Metal polishers; CO80 243 Metal polishers
383SOC 843 Metal dressing operatives; CO80 244 Fettlers, dressers
384SOC 844 Shot blasters; CO80 275 Shot blasters
385SOC 850 Assemblers/lineworkers (electrical/electronic goods); CO80 273 Electronics wiremen
386SOC 850 Assemblers/lineworkers (electrical/electronic goods); CO80 274 Coil winders
387SOC 850 Assemblers/lineworkers (electrical/electronic goods); CO80 283 Assemblers (electrical, electronic)
388SOC 851 Assemblers/lineworkers (vehicles and other metal goods); CO80 285 Assemblers (vehicles and other metal goods)
389SOC 859 Other assemblers/lineworkers nec; CO80 284 Instrument assemblers
390SOC 859 Other assemblers/lineworkers nec; CO80 295 Assemblers in paper production, processing and printing
391SOC 859 Other assemblers/lineworkers nec; CO80 296 Assemblers (plastics goods)
392SOC 859 Other assemblers/lineworkers nec; CO80 299pt Painting, assembling and related occupations nec
393SOC 860 Inspectors, viewers and testers (metal and electrical goods); CO80 286 Inspectors, viewers (metal, electrical goods)
394SOC 861 Inspectors, viewers, testers and examiners (other manufactured goods); CO80 289 Inspectors, viewers, examiners - Textiles
395SOC 861 Inspectors, viewers, testers and examiners (other manufactured goods); CO80 290 Inspectors, viewers, examiners - Food
396SOC 861 Inspectors, viewers, testers and examiners (other manufactured goods); CO80 291 Inspectors, viewers, examiners - Rubber goods
397SOC 861 Inspectors, viewers, testers and examiners (other manufactured goods); CO80 292 Inspectors, viewers, examiners - Plastics goods
398SOC 861 Inspectors, viewers, testers and examiners (other manufactured goods); CO80 293 Inspectors, viewers, examiners - Woodwork
399SOC 861 Inspectors, viewers, testers and examiners (other manufactured goods); CO80 294 Inspectors, sorters in paper production, processing and printing production, processing and printing
400SOC 862 Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers; CO80 287 Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers
401SOC 863 Weighers, graders, sorters; CO80 297 Weighers
402SOC 863 Weighers, graders, sorters; CO80 298 Graders, sorters, selectors nec
403SOC 864 Routine laboratory testers; CO80 288 Laboratory assistants
404SOC 869 Other routine process operatives nec; CO80 299pt Painting, assembling and related occupations nec
405SOC 870 Bus inspectors; CO80 323 Bus inspectors
406SOC 871 Road transport depot inspectors and related occupations; CO80 324 Other foremen road transport
407SOC 872 Drivers of road goods vehicles; CO80 326 Drivers of road goods vehicles
408SOC 873 Bus and coach drivers; CO80 325 Bus and coach drivers
409SOC 874 Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs; CO80 327pt Other motor drivers
410SOC 875 Bus conductors; CO80 328 Bus conductors
411SOC 880 Seafarers (merchant navy); barge, lighter and boat operatives; CO80 317 Deck, engine-room hands, bargemen, lightermen, boatmen
412SOC 881 Rail transport inspectors, supervisors and guards; CO80 318 Other foremen rail transport
413SOC 881 Rail transport inspectors, supervisors and guards; CO80 320 Railway guards
414SOC 882 Rail engine drivers and assistants; CO80 319 Drivers, motormen, secondmen, railway engines
415SOC 883 Rail signal operatives and crossing keepers; CO80 321 Signalmen and crossing keepers, railway
416SOC 884 Shunters and points operatives; CO80 322 Shunters, pointsmen
417SOC 885 Mechanical plant drivers and operatives (earth moving and civil engineering); CO80 330 Mechanical plant drivers, operators (earth moving and civil engineering)
418SOC 886 Crane drivers; CO80 331 Crane drivers, operators
419SOC 887 Fork lift and mechanical truck drivers; CO80 332 Fork lift, mechanical truck drivers
420SOC 889 Other transport and machinery operatives nec; CO80 338 Workers in transport operating, materials moving and storing and related nec
421SOC 890 Washers, screeners and crushers in mines and quarries; CO80 198 Washers, screeners and crushers in mines and quarries
422SOC 891 Printing machine minders and assistants; CO80 207 Printing machine minders and assistants
423SOC 892 Water and sewerage plant attendants; CO80 310 Sewage plant attendants
478SOC 892 Water and sewerage plant attendants; CO80 184pt Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operators
424SOC 893 Electrical, energy, boiler and related plant operatives and attendants; CO80 347 Boiler operators
425SOC 893 Electrical, energy, boiler and related plant operatives and attendants; CO80 255 Plant operators and attendants nec
426SOC 894 Oilers, greasers, lubricators; CO80 271 Oilers, greasers, lubricators
427SOC 895 Mains and service pipe layers, pipe jointers; CO80 311 Mains and service layers, pipe jointers
428SOC 896 Construction and related operatives; CO80 304pt Handymen, general building workers
429SOC 896 Construction and related operatives; CO80 316pt Construction workers nec
430SOC 897 Woodworking machine operatives; CO80 218 Sawyers, veneer cutters, woodworking machinists
431SOC 898 Mine (excluding coal) and quarry workers; CO80 315 Miners (not coal), quarrymen, well drillers
432SOC 899 Other plant and machine operatives nec; CO80 230pt Other making and repairing - All other (excluding metal and electrical) nec
433SOC 899 Other plant and machine operatives nec; CO80 276pt Other metal, jewellery, electrical production workers
434SOC 900 Farm workers; CO80 166 Farm workers
435SOC 901 Agricultural machinery drivers and operatives; CO80 169 Agricultural machinery drivers, operators
436SOC 902 All other occupations in farming and related; CO80 172 All other in farming and related
437SOC 903 Fishing and related workers; CO80 171 Fishermen
438SOC 904 Forestry workers; CO80 170 Forestry workers
439SOC 910 Coal mine labourers; CO80 345 Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Coal mines
440SOC 911 Labourers in foundries; CO80 343 Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Foundries in engineering and allied trades
441SOC 912 Labourers in engineering and allied trades; CO80 344 Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Engineering and allied trades
442SOC 913 Mates to metal/electrical and related fitters; CO80 276pt Other metal, jewellery, electrical production workers
443SOC 919 Other labourers in making and processing industries nec; CO80 339 Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Textiles (not textile goods)
444SOC 919 Other labourers in making and processing industries nec; CO80 340 Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Chemicals and allied trades
445SOC 919 Other labourers in making and processing industries nec; CO80 341 Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Coke ovens and gas works
446SOC 919 Other labourers in making and processing industries nec; CO80 342 Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Glass and ceramics
447SOC 919 Other labourers in making and processing industries nec; CO80 346pt Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Other
448SOC 920 Mates to woodworking trades workers; CO80 219 Labourers and mates to woodworking craftsmen
449SOC 921 Mates to building trades workers; CO80 312 Craftsmen's mates
450SOC 922 Rail construction and maintenance workers; CO80 306 Railway lengthmen
451SOC 923 Road construction and maintenance workers; CO80 307 Road surfacers, concreters
452SOC 923 Road construction and maintenance workers; CO80 308 Roadmen
453SOC 924 Paviors, kerb layers; CO80 309 Paviors, kerb layers
454SOC 929 Other building and civil engineering labourers nec; CO80 313 Building and civil engineering labourers
455SOC 929 Other building and civil engineering labourers nec; CO80 316pt Construction workers nec
456SOC 930 Stevedores, dockers; CO80 334 Stevedores, dockers
457SOC 931 Goods porters; CO80 335 Goods porters
458SOC 932 Slingers; CO80 337 Slingers
459SOC 933 Refuse and salvage collectors; CO80 336 Refuse collectors, dustmen
460SOC 934 Driver's mates; CO80 329 Drivers' mates
461SOC 940 Postal workers, mail sorters; CO80 123 Postmen, mail sorters
462SOC 941 Messengers, couriers; CO80 124 Messengers
463SOC 941 Messengers, couriers; CO80 152pt Travel stewards and attendants
464SOC 950 Hospital porters; CO80 153 Hospital porters
465SOC 951 Hotel porters; CO80 154 Hotel porters
466SOC 952 Kitchen porters, hands; CO80 147 Kitchen porters, hands
467SOC 953 Counterhands, catering assistants; CO80 146 Counter hands, assistants
468SOC 954 Shelf fillers; CO80 126pt Shelf fillers
469SOC 955 Lift and car park attendants; CO80 161 Lift and car park attendants
470SOC 956 Window cleaners; CO80 158pt Cleaners, window cleaners, chimney sweeps, road sweepers
471SOC 957 Road sweepers; CO80 158pt Cleaners, window cleaners, chimney sweeps, road sweepers
472SOC 958 Cleaners, domestics; CO80 151pt Other domestic and school helpers
473SOC 958 Cleaners, domestics; CO80 158pt Cleaners, window cleaners, chimney sweeps, road sweepers
474SOC 959 Other occupations in sales and services nec; CO80 165pt Service workers nec
475SOC 990 All other labourers and related workers; CO80 346pt Labourers and unskilled workers nec - Other
476SOC 999 All others in miscellaneous occupations nec; CO80 348 All others in miscellaneous occupations nec
479SOC 010 Inadequately described; CO80 349 Inadequately described occupations
480SOC 020 Occupation not stated; CO80 350 Occupations not stated

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census. Question 15. For definitions see 1991 Census Appendix 20.
Former name of variable: OCC90
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 9
Reference 3: 1991 Census Appendix 20