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d_pasoc90 Father's SOC 1990, resp aged 14

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Standard Occupational Classification 1990 (SOC90) of father's job. Full 3-digit version for Special Licence release only. The classification is coded post-field using the respondent’s description of their father's job. 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.



Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
Local government officers (administrative and executive functions)10230.01%
Production, works and maintenance managers110220.05%
Managers in building contracting11150.01%
Managers in mining and energy industries11330.01%
Treasurers and company financial managers12050.01%
Marketing and sales managers121100.02%
Personnel, training and industrial relations managers12410.0%
Computer systems and data processing managers12640.01%
Bank, Building Society and Post Office managers (except self-employed)13180.02%
Civil service executive officers government13210.0%
Other financial institutions and office managers n.e.c.139100.02%
Transport managers n.e.c.14040.01%
Stores controllers14140.01%
Managers in warehousing and other materials handling14270.01%
Officers in UK armed forces15030.01%
Police officer (inspector and above)15210.0%
Fire service officers (station officer and above)15320.0%
Farm owners and managers, horticulturists160380.08%
Other managers in farming, forestry and fishing n.e.c.16920.0%
Property and estate managers17060.01%
Garage managers and proprietors17120.0%
Hairdressers' and barbers' managers and proprietors17220.0%
Hotel and accommodation managers17360.01%
Restaurant and catering managers174140.03%
Publicans, innkeepers and club stewards17530.01%
Entertainment and sports managers17610.0%
Travel and tour agency managers17710.0%
Managers and proprietors of butchers and fishmongers17820.0%
Managers and proprietors in service industries n.e.c.179370.08%
Other managers and administrators n.e.c.199110.02%
Chemists research20020.0%
Biological scientists and biochemists20120.0%
Physicists, geologists and meteorologists20210.0%
Civil, structural, municipal, mining and quarrying engineers210120.03%
Mechanical engineers general naval21140.01%
Electrical engineers professional meter21220.0%
Electronic engineers professional21330.01%
Software engineers professional21450.01%
Other engineers and technologists n.e.c.21910.0%
Medical practitioners22070.01%
Dental practitioners22320.0%
University and polytechnic teaching professionals23060.01%
Higher and Further education teaching professionals23150.01%
Education school inspectors advisor23210.0%
Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals233140.03%
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals23420.0%
Special education teaching professionals23510.0%
Other teaching professionals n.e.c. teacher dancing23950.01%
Barristers and advocates24110.0%
Solicitors public24240.01%
Chartered and certified accountants250190.04%
Actuaries, economists and statisticians25230.01%
Management consultants, business analysts25310.0%
Architects landscape26050.01%
Building, land, mining and 'general practice' surveyors26240.01%
Librarians qualified27010.0%
Other social and behavioural scientists29110.0%
Social workers, probation officers29320.0%
Engineering technicians30110.0%
Other scientific technicians n.e.c.30920.0%
Computer analyst/programmers320110.02%
Air traffic planners and controllers33020.0%
Aircraft flight deck officers33110.0%
Ship and hovercraft officers33240.01%
Estimators, valuers36040.01%
Underwriters, claims assessors, brokers, investment analysts36170.01%
Taxation experts36230.01%
Personnel and industrial relations officers36320.0%
Organisation and methods and work study officers36410.0%
Matrons, houseparents37010.0%
Welfare, community and youth workers37130.01%
Authors, writers, journalists38020.0%
Artists, commercial artists, graphic designers38140.01%
Industrial designers and textile designers38210.0%
Actors, entertainers, stage managers, producers and directors38420.0%
Photographers, camera, sound and video equipment operators38620.0%
Professional athletes, sports officials38740.01%
Information officers and technical librarians39010.0%
Vocational and industrial trainers39110.0%
Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists39210.0%
Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety)39630.01%
Other associate professional and technical occupations n.e.c.39920.0%
Civil administrative assistants taxation400170.04%
Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers, other financial clerks41060.01%
Counter clerks and cashiers41120.0%
Debt, rent and other cash collectors41230.01%
Filing, computer and other records clerks (inc. legal conveyancing)42030.01%
Clerks (n.o.s.)43060.01%
Stores despatch production control clerks warehouse44020.0%
Storekeepers, warehousemen/women44170.01%
Computer operators, data processing operators, other office machine operators49010.0%
Bricklayers, masons fixer50090.02%
Roofers, slaters, tilers, sheeters, cladders50140.01%
Plasterers fibrous foreman50230.01%
Glaziers firm50310.0%
Builders, building contractors504180.04%
Scaffolders, stagers, steeplejacks, riggers50520.0%
Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tile fitters50650.01%
Painters and decorators507130.03%
Other construction trades n.e.c. building50940.01%
Centre, capstan, turret and other lathe setters and setter-operators51010.0%
Tool makers tool fitters markers out metal foreman51520.0%
Metal working production and maintenance fitters516280.06%
Precision instrument makers and repairers51720.0%
Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers51810.0%
Other tool setters operators shaper foreman auto51930.01%
Production fitters (electrical/electronic)52010.0%
Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters521170.04%
Electrical engineers (not professional)52280.02%
Computer engineers, installation and maintenance52610.0%
Other electrical/electronic trades n.e.c.52960.01%
Smiths and forge workers farrier53010.0%
Moulders, core makers, die casters53130.01%
Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers and related trades532120.03%
Sheet metal workers53320.0%
Steel erectors53520.0%
Welding trades53750.01%
Motor mechanics, auto engineers (inc. road patrol engineers)540140.03%
Vehicle body repairers, panel beaters54230.01%
Tyre and exhaust fitters54420.0%
Coach trimmers, upholsterers and mattress makers55420.0%
Shoe repairers, leather cutters and sewers, footwear lasters, makers and55530.01%
Tailors, dressmakers55630.01%
Printers general56150.01%
Other printing and related trades n.e.c.56930.01%
Carpenters and joiners570210.04%
Cabinet makers wood57120.0%
Bakers, flour confectioners58020.0%
Butchers, meat cutters58140.01%
Fishmongers, poultry dressers58210.0%
Glass product and ceramics makers59020.0%
Gardeners, groundsmen/women59470.01%
Coach painters, other spray painters59630.01%
Face trained coalmining workers, shotfirers and deputies59730.01%
Other craft and related occupations n.e.c.59940.01%
NCOs and other ranks, UK armed forces600120.03%
Police officers (sergeant and below)610210.04%
Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below)61150.01%
Prison service officers borstal61230.01%
Customs and excise officers, immigration officers (customs: below chief preventive officer; excise: below surveyor)61310.0%
Traffic wardens61410.0%
Security guards and related occupations61570.01%
Chefs, cooks hotel supervisor620100.02%
Waiters, waitresses62130.01%
Bar staff62210.0%
Railway station staff63150.01%
Ambulance staff64220.0%
Care assistants and attendants old64430.01%
Caretakers school67220.0%
Undertakers funeral director69010.0%
Other personal and protective service occupations model69910.0%
Buyers and purchasing officers (not retail)70130.01%
Importers and exporters70210.0%
Air, commodity and ship brokers70310.0%
Technical and wholesale sales representatives710170.04%
Other sales representatives n.e.c.719130.03%
Sales assistants merchants car720120.03%
Retail cash desk and check-out operators72110.0%
Collectors salespersons and credit agents73010.0%
Roundsmen/women and van salespersons73110.0%
Market and street traders and assistants73220.0%
Scrap dealers, scrap metal merchants73320.0%
Bakery confectionery process hand foreman80010.0%
Brewery and vinery process operatives80120.0%
Preparatory fibre processors81120.0%
Winders, reelers81310.0%
Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operatives82030.01%
Plastic process operatives, moulders extruders goods82510.0%
Other chemicals, paper, plastics and related operatives n.e.c.82910.0%
Furnace operatives (metal)83020.0%
Electroplaters, galvanisers, colour coaters83420.0%
Machine tool operatives (inc. CNC machine tool operatives)84050.01%
Metal polishers84210.0%
Assemblers/lineworkers vehicles metal nutter85150.01%
Inspectors, viewers testers examiners insulation86020.0%
Inspectors viewers testers examiners other manufactured86110.0%
Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers86210.0%
Other routine process operatives n.e.c. painter86910.0%
Drivers of road goods vehicles872500.11%
Bus and coach drivers873140.03%
Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs874170.04%
Bus conductors87510.0%
Seafarers (merchant navy): barge, lighter and boat operatives88020.0%
Rail transport inspectors, supervisors and guards88130.01%
Rail drivers railways second88250.01%
Shunters and point operatives railways88410.0%
Crane drivers88620.0%
Fork lift and mechanical truck drivers887100.02%
Other transport machinery operatives horse88960.01%
Washers, screeners and crushers in mines and quarries89010.0%
Printing machine minders and assistants89120.0%
Water sewerage plant attendants sewage foreman89210.0%
Electrical energy, boiler and related plant operatives and attendants89310.0%
Construction and related operatives insulator foreman89620.0%
Woodworking machine operatives89720.0%
Mine (excluding coal) and quarry workers89850.01%
Other plant and machine operatives n.e.c.89910.0%
Farm workers livestock hand90080.02%
Forestry workers90410.0%
Coal mine labourers910110.02%
Labourers in foundries91150.01%
Labourers in engineering and allied trades91270.01%
Other labourers in making and processing industries n.e.c.919220.05%
Rail construction maintenance track lengthmen92220.0%
Road construction and maintenance workers92350.01%
Other building and civil engineering labourers n.e.c.929120.03%
Stevedores, dockers93040.01%
Goods porters93120.0%
Refuse and salvage collectors93320.0%
Postal workers, mail sorters940120.03%
Counterhands, catering assistants help95310.0%
Lift and car park attendants95510.0%
Window cleaners95620.0%
Cleaners, domestics95850.01%
Other occupations in sales and services clearer95910.0%
All other labourers and related workers99040.01%

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