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d_j1soc00_cc First job: SOC 2000, condensed

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Datafile: d_indresp

Derived Variable Note

Standard Occupational Classification 2000 (SOC2000) of first job after leaving full-time education. Condensed 3-digit version. The classification is coded post-field using the respondent’s description of the job. In the first two waves of Understanding Society the description was first coded to the code frame of SOC 2000. From Wave 3 onward, descriptions of new jobs were first coded to the code frame of SOC 2010 and the code for earlier versions of the classification was computed from a look-up file.



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Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
Corporate managers and senior officials11170.01%
Production managers112360.08%
Functional managers113750.16%
Quality and customer care managers11470.01%
Financial institution and office managers115380.08%
Managers in distribution, storage and retailing1161110.24%
Protective service officers117230.05%
Health and social services managers118100.02%
Managers in farming, horticulture, forestry and services12190.02%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services1221010.21%
Managers and proprietors in other service industries123930.2%
Science professionals2111090.23%
Engineering professionals2121520.32%
Information and communication technology professionals2131640.35%
Health professionals2212070.44%
Teaching professionals2317261.54%
Research professionals2321020.22%
Legal professionals241810.17%
Business and statistical professionals242990.21%
Architects, town planners, surveyors243890.19%
Public service professionals244450.1%
Librarians and related professionals245350.07%
Science and engineering technicians3111930.41%
Draughtspersons and building inspectors3121040.22%
It service delivery occupations313760.16%
Health associate professionals3215081.08%
Social welfare associate professionals323590.13%
Protective service occupations3312550.54%
Artistic and literary occupations3411010.21%
Design associate professionals3421150.24%
Media associate professionals3431300.28%
Sports and fitness occupations344840.18%
Transport associate professionals351290.06%
Legal associate professionals352150.03%
Business and finance associate professionals3531500.32%
Sales and related associate professionals3541880.4%
Conservation associate professionals355150.03%
Public service and other associate professionals3561200.25%
Administrative occupations: government and related organisations4113660.78%
Administrative occupations: finance41210412.21%
Administrative occupations: records4136161.31%
Administrative occupations: communications414900.19%
Administrative occupations: general4158651.84%
Secretarial and related occupations4219021.92%
Agricultural trades5112060.44%
Metal forming, welding and related trades5211670.35%
Metal machining, fitting and instrument making trades5224070.86%
Vehicle trades5233070.65%
Electrical trades5243710.79%
Construction trades5315231.11%
Building trades5321630.35%
Textiles and garments trades5411820.39%
Printing trades5421370.29%
Food preparation trades5434060.86%
Skilled trades nec5491600.34%
Healthcare and related personal services6114711.0%
Childcare and related personal services6124190.89%
Animal care services613820.17%
Leisure and travel service occupations6211860.4%
Hairdressers and related occupations6224530.96%
Housekeeping occupations623180.04%
Personal services occupations nec62920.0%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers71125275.37%
Sales related occupations7121890.4%
Customer service occupations7211990.42%
Process operatives8114290.91%
Plant and machine operatives8122870.61%
Assemblers and routine operatives8137741.64%
Construction operatives814300.06%
Transport drivers and operatives8211170.25%
Mobile machine drivers and operatives822410.09%
Elementary agricultural occupations9113490.74%
Elementary construction occupations9122230.47%
Elementary process plant occupations9137801.66%
Elementary goods storage occupations9143310.7%
Elementary administration occupations9216651.41%
Elementary personal services occupations92211752.5%
Elementary cleaning occupations9233610.77%
Elementary security occupations924760.16%
Elementary sales occupations925960.2%

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