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d_jlsoc10 Last job: SOC 2010

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Derived Variable Note

Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC 2010) of last job. Full 4-digit version for Special Licence release only. This is applicable to respondents who have not been in paid employment in the last week but were in paid employment in the past. 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, job descriptions 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. Currently unavailable for Waves 1 and 2.



Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
Chief executives and senior officials111520.0%
Managers and directors in transport and distribution116110.0%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale119010.0%
Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors122320.0%
Publicans and managers of licensed premises122410.0%
Property, housing and estate managers125120.0%
Garage managers and proprietors125210.0%
Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.125930.01%
Chemical scientists211110.0%
Engineering professionals n.e.c.212920.0%
IT specialist managers213310.0%
IT project and programme managers213410.0%
IT business analysts, architects and systems designers213510.0%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.213910.0%
Medical practitioners221110.0%
Further education teaching professionals231220.0%
Secondary education teaching professionals231430.01%
Primary and nursery education teaching professionals231520.0%
Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.231920.0%
Chartered and certified accountants242130.01%
Management consultants and business analysts242310.0%
Business and related research professionals242610.0%
Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.242910.0%
Quantity surveyors243310.0%
Probation officers244310.0%
Engineering technicians311310.0%
Quality assurance technicians311510.0%
IT user support technicians313210.0%
Welfare and housing associate professionals n.e.c.323910.0%
NCOs and other ranks331120.0%
Actors, entertainers and presenters341320.0%
Arts officers, producers and directors341610.0%
Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators341710.0%
Product, clothing and related designers342210.0%
Estimators, valuers and assessors353110.0%
Finance and investment analysts and advisers353410.0%
Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.353920.0%
Business sales executives354210.0%
Estate agents and auctioneers354420.0%
Sales accounts and business development managers354530.01%
Conference and exhibition managers and organisers354620.0%
Human resources and industrial relations officers356210.0%
National government administrative occupations411210.0%
Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks412240.01%
Records clerks and assistants413120.0%
Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants413210.0%
Stock control clerks and assistants413320.0%
Transport and distribution clerks and assistants413410.0%
Other administrative occupations n.e.c.415980.02%
Office managers416120.0%
School secretaries421310.0%
Personal assistants and other secretaries421530.01%
Horticultural trades511210.0%
Gardeners and landscape gardeners511330.01%
Groundsmen and greenkeepers511420.0%
Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.511920.0%
Sheet metal workers521320.0%
Welding trades521510.0%
Metal working production and maintenance fitters522320.0%
Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians523110.0%
Vehicle body builders and repairers523220.0%
Boat and ship builders and repairers523610.0%
Electricians and electrical fitters524110.0%
Bricklayers and masons531210.0%
Roofers, roof tilers and slaters531330.01%
Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers531410.0%
Carpenters and joiners531510.0%
Construction and building trades n.e.c.531920.0%
Floorers and wall tilers532210.0%
Painters and decorators532310.0%
Weavers and knitters541110.0%
Footwear and leather working trades541320.0%
Nursery nurses and assistants612110.0%
Childminders and related occupations612210.0%
Teaching assistants612520.0%
Educational support assistants612610.0%
Animal care services occupations n.e.c.613910.0%
Nursing auxiliaries and assistants614140.01%
Dental nurses614310.0%
Care workers and home carers6145120.03%
Sports and leisure assistants621120.0%
Travel agents621210.0%
Hairdressers and barbers622130.01%
Beauticians and related occupations622210.0%
Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors624010.0%
Sales and retail assistants7111280.06%
Retail cashiers and check-out operators711210.0%
Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers711520.0%
Sales related occupations n.e.c.712910.0%
Sales supervisors713010.0%
Call and contact centre occupations721130.01%
Communication operators721410.0%
Food, drink and tobacco process operatives811140.01%
Plastics process operatives811630.01%
Process operatives n.e.c.811910.0%
Paper and wood machine operatives812120.0%
Metal working machine operatives812510.0%
Water and sewerage plant operatives812610.0%
Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.812940.01%
Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)813230.01%
Routine inspectors and testers813330.01%
Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters813510.0%
Sewing machinists813750.01%
Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.813910.0%
Large goods vehicle drivers821110.0%
Van drivers821250.01%
Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs821420.0%
Crane drivers822110.0%
Fork-lift truck drivers822220.0%
Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.822920.0%
Train and tram drivers823110.0%
Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations n.e.c.911910.0%
Elementary construction occupations912040.01%
Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers913470.01%
Elementary process plant occupations n.e.c.913920.0%
Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers921110.0%
Cleaners and domestics9233120.03%
Vehicle valeters and cleaners923610.0%
Security guards and related occupations924140.01%
Parking and civil enforcement occupations924210.0%
Shelf fillers925110.0%
Elementary storage occupations926060.01%
Kitchen and catering assistants9272130.03%
Waiters and waitresses927370.01%
Bar staff927460.01%

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