LS variable metadata
Variable: STATUS8
Table: ME81
Short description: Employment status (statistics code). 1981
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Employee
2Manager
3Foreman
4Self employed employing others
5Self employed not employing others
9Students, no occupation because permanently sick or disabled, housewife, not stated
-9Not applicable

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Questions 10, 12 and 13
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
Classification: EMPST81 
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 295, page 35, page 39.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 9