LS variable metadata
Variable: OCO8
Table: ME81
Short description: Occupation order. 1981
Full description:  
Coding notes: M01 - M19, W01 - W14, SPACES. See 1981 Census Appendix 11

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
M01Males: 031-053 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M02Males: 065-090 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M03Males: 001-030, 054-064 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M04Males: 091-111 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M05Males: 112-124 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M06Males: 125-134 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M07Males: 135-142 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M08Males: 143-165 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M09Males: 166-172 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M10Males: 173-230 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M11Males: 238-248 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M12Males: 231-237, 249-251, 260-278 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M13Males: 252-259 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M14Males: 279-299 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M15Males: 300-316 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M16Males: 317-329, 337-338 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M17Males: 330-336 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M18Males: 339-348 Operational occupation code (statistics)
M19Males: 349 Operational occupation code (statistics) & 350 (if employment status NE 9)
SpacesMales/Females: 350 (if employment status = 9) Operational occupation code (statistics)
W01Females: 031-053 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W02Females: 001-030, 054-090 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W03Females: 091-111 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W04Females: 112-124 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W05Females: 125-134 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W06Females: 143-151, 157-158 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W07Females: 135-142, 152-156, 159-165 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W08Females: 176-183, 210-213 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W09Females: 173-175, 184-209, 214-230 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W10Females: 231-276 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W11Females: 279-299 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W12Females: 166-172, 300-338 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W13Females: 339-348 Operational occupation code (statistics)
W14Females: 349 Operational occupation code (statistics) & 350 (if employment status NE 9)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census.
Former name of variable: OCCO8
Derived: Y
Derivation: Derived from statistics operational occupation codes, employment status and sex.
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Occupation
Classification: CO80 
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) pp. 295-296, page 39, page 62.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 11