LS variable metadata
Variable: SCLAS0
Table: ME01
Short description: Social class based on occupation coded to SOC90. 2001.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

1I Professional occupations
2II Managerial and technical occupations
3IIIN Skilled non-manual occupations
4IIIM Skilled manual occupations
5IV Partly-skilled occupations
6V Unskilled occupations
7Armed forces
8Occupation inadequately described
-9Not classified - occupation code or employment status not available
-6Initial extract only record

Notes: Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 who have ever worked.
Occupation inadequately described was derived using codes VVV and YYY from the occupation variable SOC900.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 2001 Census.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Source variables: EMSPSZ0 - Employee status and company size. 2001.
SOC900 - 2001 occupations coded to the Standard Occupational Classification 1990
Derivation matrix created by ONS Occupational Information Unit for use in the Longitudinal Study and described in their user guide: OOSS User Guide 1990:18. It was based on a matrix to derive social class at the 1991 Census. It was closed by the OIU, to allow a valid social class for unusual combinations of occupation and employment status, using the priority order rules primarily associated with NSSEC.
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
Comparable variables for other individuals: NSCLAS0
Comparable variables for other times: SOCS7, SOC8, SCLAS9
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 1