LS variable metadata
Variable: SEG7
Table: ME71
Short description: Socio-economic group. 1971.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-9Not applicable
-3Retired perm sick
-2Other inactive
-1Student or Child
0(1.1) Employers in industry, commerce etc large estab
1(1.2) Managers central & local government, industry etc large estab
2(2.1) Employers in industry, commerce etc small estab
3(2.2) Managers central & local government, industry etc small estab
4(3) Professional workers self employed
5(4) Professional workers employees
6(5.1) Ancillary workers and artists
7(5.2) Foremen and supervisors non manual
8(6) Junior non manual workers
9(7) Personal service workers
10(8) Foremen and supervisors manual
11(9) Skilled manual workers
12(10) Semi skilled manual workers
13(11) Unskilled and manual workers
14(12) Own account workers other than professionals
15(13) Farmers employers and managers
16(14) Farmers own account
17(15) Agricultural workers
18(16) Members of armed forces
19(17) Inadequately described occupations

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census. Questions B16, B17 and B18.
Former name of variable: SEG
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
Classification: SEG70 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) pp. 263-265, page 63, page 65.
Reference 2: 1971 Census Appendix 20