LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSC8CC
Table: CANC
Short description: LS member - Social Class as defined by occupation (1981-1990: 2nd decade)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1981 (1st decade):
Blank. See OCSCC
1981-1990 (2nd decade):
1 = Professional etc occupations
2 = Intermediate occupations
3 = Skilled - non-manual
4 = Skilled - manual
5 = Partly-skilled occupations
6 = Unskilled occupations
7 = Armed forces
8 = Inadequately described occupations
9 = Housewives, full-time students, independent means, no occupation, not stated, handicapped or retired
1991 onwards:
Blank. See OCSC9CC
Notes:  
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
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19810101 To: 19901231 
Keyword: Socio-economic
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1
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).