LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCC
Table: CANC
Short description: LS member - Social Class (1971-1981)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1981 (1st decade):
0= Professional, etc occupations
1= Intermediate occupations
2= Skilled occupations - non-manual
3= Skilled occupations - manual
4= Partly-skilled occupations
5= Unskilled occupations
7= HM Forces
8= Inadequately described occupations
9 = full-time students, independent means, no occupation, handicapped or housewives
Space= Retired
1981 onwards:
Blank. See OCSC8CC or OCSC9CC
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: To: 19801231 
Keyword: Socio-economic
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).