LS variable metadata
Variable: OCCP0
Table: ME01
Short description: Occupation. 2001.
Full description:  
Coding notes: See 2001 Census Appendix 23.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1111Senior officials in national government
1112Directors and chief executives of major organisations
1113Senior officials in local government
1114Senior officials of special interest organisations
1121Production, works and maintenance managers
1122Managers in construction
1123Managers in mining and energy
1131Financial managers and chartered secretaries
1132Marketing and sales managers
1133Purchasing managers
1134Advertising and public relations managers
1135Personnel, training and industrial relations managers
1136Information and communication technology managers
1137Research and development managers
1141Quality assurance managers
1142Customer care managers
1151Financial institution managers
1152Office managers
1161Transport and distribution managers
1162Storage and warehouse managers
1163Retail and wholesale managers
1171Officers in armed forces
1172Police officers (inspectors and above)
1173Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services
1174Security managers
1181Hospital and health service managers
1182Pharmacy managers
1183Healthcare practice managers
1184Social services managers
1185Residential and day care managers
1211Farm managers
1212Natural environment and conservation managers
1219Managers in animal husbandry, forestry and fishing n.e.c.
1221Hotel and accommodation managers
1222Conference and exhibition managers
1223Restaurant and catering managers
1224Publicans and managers of licensed premises
1225Leisure and sports managers
1226Travel agency managers
1231Property, housing and land managers
1232Garage managers and proprietors
1233Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors
1234Shopkeepers and wholesale/retail dealers
1235Recycling and refuse disposal managers
1239Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.
2111Chemists
2112Biological scientists and biochemists
2113Physicists, geologists and meteorologists
2121Civil engineers
2122Mechanical engineers
2123Electrical engineers
2124Electronics engineers
2125Chemical engineers
2126Design and development engineers
2127Production and process engineers
2128Planning and quality control engineers
2129Engineering professionals n.e.c.
2131IT strategy and planning professionals
2132Software professionals
2211Medical practitioners
2212Psychologists
2213Pharmacists/pharmacologists
2214Ophthalmic opticians
2215Dental practitioners
2216Veterinarians
2311Higher education teaching professionals
2312Further education teaching professionals
2313Education officers, school inspectors
2314Secondary education teaching professionals
2315Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
2316Special needs education teaching professionals
2317Registrars and senior administrators of educational establishments
2319Teaching professionals n.e.c.
2321Scientific researchers
2322Social science researchers
2329Researchers n.e.c.
2411Solicitors and lawyers, judges and coroners
2419Legal professionals n.e.c.
2421Chartered and certified accountants
2422Management accountants
2423Management consultants, actuaries, economists and statisticians
2431Architects
2432Town planners
2433Quantity surveyors
2434Chartered surveyors (not quantity surveyors)
2441Public service administrative professionals
2442Social workers
2443Probation officers
2444Clergy
2451Librarians
2452Archivists and curators
3111Laboratory technicians
3112Electrical/electronics technicians
3113Engineering technicians
3114Building and civil engineering technicians
3115Quality assurance technicians
3119Science and engineering technicians n.e.c.
3121Architectural and town planning technicians
3122Draughtspersons
3123Building inspectors
3131IT operations technicians
3132IT user support technicians
3211Nurses
3212Midwives
3213Paramedics
3214Medical radiographers
3215Chiropodists
3216Dispensing opticians
3217Pharmaceutical dispensers
3218Medical and dental technicians
3221Physiotherapists
3222Occupational therapists
3223Speech and language therapists
3229Therapists n.e.c.
3231Youth and community workers
3232Housing and welfare officers
3311NCOs and other ranks
3312Police officers (sergeant and below)
3313Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below)
3314Prison service officers (below principal officer)
3319Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.
3411Artists
3412Authors writers
3413Actors, entertainers
3414Dancers and choreographers
3415Musicians
3416Arts officers, producers and directors
3421Graphic designers
3422Product, clothing and related designers
3431Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
3432Broadcasting associate professionals
3433Public relations officers
3434Photographers and audio-visual equipment operators
3441Sports players
3442Sports coaches, instructors and officials
3443Fitness instructors
3449Sports and fitness occupations n.e.c.
3511Air traffic controllers
3512Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
3513Ship and hovercraft officers
3514Train drivers
3520Legal associate professionals
3531Estimators, valuers and assessors
3532Brokers
3533Insurance underwriters
3534Finance and investment analysts/advisers
3535Taxation experts
3536Importers, exporters
3537Financial and accounting technicians
3539Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.
3541Buyers and purchasing officers
3542Sales representatives
3543Marketing associate professionals
3544Estate agents, auctioneers
3551Conservation and environmental protection officers
3552Countryside and park rangers
3561Public service associate professionals
3562Personnel and industrial relations officers
3563Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
3564Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists
3565Inspectors of factories, utilities and trading standards
3566Statutory examiners
3567Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety)
3568Environmental health officers
4111Civil Service executive officers
4112Civil Service administrative officers and assistants
4113Local government clerical officers and assistants
4114Officers of non-governmental organisations
4121Credit controllers
4122Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers, other financial clerks
4123Counter clerks
4131Filing and other records assistants/clerks
4132Pensions and insurance clerks
4133Stock control clerks
4134Transport and distribution clerks
4135Library assistants/clerks
4136Database assistants/clerks
4137Market research interviewers
4141Telephonists
4142Communication operators
4150General office assistants/clerks
4211Medical secretaries
4212Legal secretaries
4213School secretaries
4214Company secretaries
4215Personal assistants and other secretaries
4216Receptionists
4217Typists
5111Farmers
5112Horticultural trades
5113Gardeners and groundsmen/groundswomen
5119Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.
5211Smiths and forge workers
5212Moulders, core makers, die casters
5213Sheet metal workers
5214Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters
5215Welding trades
5216Pipe fitters
5221Metal machining setters and setter-operators
5222Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out
5223Metal working production and maintenance fitters
5224Precision instrument makers and repairers
5231Motor mechanics, auto engineers
5232Vehicle body builders and repairers
5233Auto electricians
5234Vehicle spray painters
5241Electricians, electrical fitters
5242Telecommunications engineers
5243Lines repairers and cable jointers
5244TV, video and audio engineers
5245Computer engineers, installation and maintenance
5249Electrical/electronics engineers n.e.c.
5311Steel erectors
5312Bricklayers, masons
5313Roofers, roof tilers and slaters
5314Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers
5315Carpenters and joiners
5316Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters
5319Construction trades n.e.c.
5321Plasterers
5322Floorers and wall tilers
5323Painters and decorators
5411Weavers and knitters
5412Upholsterers
5413Leather and related trades
5414Tailors and dressmakers
5419Textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.
5421Originators, compositors and print preparers
5422Printers
5423Bookbinders and print finishers
5424Screen printers
5431Butchers, meat cutters
5432Bakers, flour confectioners
5433Fishmongers, poultry dressers
5434Chefs, cooks
5491Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers
5492Furniture makers, other craft woodworkers
5493Pattern makers (moulds)
5494Musical instrument makers and tuners
5495Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers
5496Floral arrangers, florists
5499Hand craft occupations n.e.c.
6111Nursing auxiliaries and assistants
6112Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)
6113Dental nurses
6114Houseparents and residential wardens
6115Care assistants and home carers
6121Nursery nurses
6122Childminders and related occupations
6123Playgroup leaders/assistants
6124Educational assistants
6131Veterinary nurses and assistants
6139Animal care occupations n.e.c.
6211Sports and leisure assistants
6212Travel agents
6213Travel and tour guides
6214Air travel assistants
6215Rail travel assistants
6219Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.
6221Hairdressers, barbers
6222Beauticians and related occupations
6231Housekeepers and related occupations
6232Caretakers
6291Undertakers and mortuary assistants
6292Pest control officers
7111Sales and retail assistants
7112Retail cashiers and check-out operators
7113Telephone salespersons
7121Collector salespersons and credit agents
7122Debt, rent and other cash collectors
7123Roundsmen/women and van salespersons
7124Market and street traders and assistants
7125Merchandisers and window dressers
7129Sales related occupations n.e.c.
7211Call centre agents/operators
7212Customer care occupations
8111Food, drink and tobacco process operatives
8112Glass and ceramics process operatives
8113Textile process operatives
8114Chemical and related process operatives
8115Rubber process operatives
8116Plastics process operatives
8117Metal making and treating process operatives
8118Electroplaters
8119Process operatives n.e.c.
8121Paper and wood machine operatives
8122Coal mine operatives
8123Quarry workers and related operatives
8124Energy plant operatives
8125Metal working machine operatives
8126Water and sewerage plant operatives
8129Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.
8131Assemblers (electrical products)
8132Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
8133Routine inspectors and testers
8134Weighers, graders, sorters
8135Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
8136Clothing cutters
8137Sewing machinists
8138Routine laboratory testers
8139Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.
8141Scaffolders, stagers, riggers
8142Road construction operatives
8143Rail construction and maintenance operatives
8149Construction operatives n.e.c.
8211Heavy goods vehicle drivers
8212Van drivers
8213Bus and coach drivers
8214Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs
8215Driving instructors
8216Rail transport operatives
8217Seafarers (merchant navy); barge, lighter and boat operatives
8218Air transport operatives
8219Transport operatives n.e.c.
8221Crane drivers
8222Fork-lift truck drivers
8223Agricultural machinery drivers
8229Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.
9111Farm workers
9112Forestry workers
9119Fishing and agriculture related occupations n.e.c.
9121Labourers in building and woodworking trades
9129Labourers in other construction trades n.e.c.
9131Labourers in foundries
9132Industrial cleaning process occupations
9133Printing machine minders and assistants
9134Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers
9139Labourers in process and plant operations n.e.c.
9141Stevedores, dockers and slingers
9149Other goods handling and storage occupations n.e.c.
9211Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers, couriers
9219Elementary office occupations n.e.c.
9221Hospital porters
9222Hotel porters
9223Kitchen and catering assistants
9224Waiters, waitresses
9225Bar staff
9226Leisure and theme park attendants
9229Elementary personal services occupations n.e.c.
9231Window cleaners
9232Road sweepers
9233Cleaners, domestics
9234Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers
9235Refuse and salvage occupations
9239Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.
9241Security guards and related occupations
9242Traffic wardens
9243School crossing patrol attendants
9244School mid-day assistants
9245Car park attendants
9249Elementary security occupations n.e.c.
9251Shelf fillers
9259Elementary sales occupations n.e.c.
-9No code required
-7Missing (initial extract only record)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 2001 Census. Derived from question 27 and 28.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Occupation
Classification: SOC2000 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 4
Reference 1: 2001 Census Appendix 23