LS variable metadata
Variable: SCGP0
Table: ME01
Short description: Social grade as used by market research industry. 2001.
Full description: Social Grade is the socio-economic classification used by the Market Research and Marketing Industries. Although it is not possible to allocate Social Grade precisely from information collected in the Census, the Market Research Society has developed a method for using Census information to provide a good approximation of Social Grade.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1A. Professional
2B. Middle Managers
3C1 All other non-manual workers
4C2 All skilled manual workers
5D All semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers
6E On benefit/ Unemployed
7Unallocated
-6Missing (unable to derive due to initial extract only input record)
-9Not applicable (people aged 15 or under or aged 75 or over)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 2001 Census.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword:  
Classification: SOGRADE01 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2