LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCDFDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Social class of deceased LS member (1970 classification) - 1st decade (71-81)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1981:
0 = I Professional etc, occupations
1= II Intermediate occupations
2= III(N) Skilled non-manual occupations
3= III(M) Skilled manual occupations
4= IV Partly skilled
5= V Unskilled occupations
7= HM Forces
8= Inadequately described occupations
9 = Full-time students, Independent means, no occupation, permanently sick or disabled and housewives
SPACE= not applicable (OCDC3FDE = SPACES or '- ')
1993 onwards:
Blank. See OCSCD9DE
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 6 and Box H(a)
Former name of variable: OCSCDCFDE
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
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 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and pp. 96-97 (general details), pp. 101-104 (comparability of data), page 108 and pp. 117-121 (data quality).