LS variable metadata
Variable: SOCS78
Table: ME81
Short description: 1981 Census social class coded to 1970 classification.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
0Professional
1Intermediate
2Skilled non-manual
3Skilled manual
4Partly skilled
5Unskilled
7Armed forces
8Inadequately described
9Students, independent means, permanently sick, housewives
-9Not applicable

Notes: This variable only applies to 20% of the sample, as it was the result of an exercise on Males aged < 45 only
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Derived by recoding social class at the 1981 Census using the 1970 classification
Former name of variable: SOCS7
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
Classification: SOCLASS71 
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) page 297, page 39, pp. 64-65.