Variable : 1951 Occupational Classification

Variables serve as the dimensions of nCubes, and are generally based on the questions on forms such as the census schedule. However, in the aggregate data held in the Vision of Britain system we do not store the individual responses but counts of the number of each kind of response, so variables are made up of categories, such as age groups.

1951 Occupational Classification
Variable (V)
This system of occupational oders was used by the 1951 Census of Population. It is similar to but slightly less detailed than the almost identical classifications used in 1921 and 1931.

Variable " 1951 Occupational Classification " is contained within:

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data:

Entity ID Entity Name
N_OCC_ORD1951 Persons of Working Age by Sex and 1951 Occupational Order

Variable Groups, bringing together related variables:

Entity ID Entity Name
VG_OCC Occupation

Variables, defining what data was gathered for:

Entity ID Entity Name
V_IND2001 2001 'Key Statistics' Industries
V_CAM_SECTOR Cambridge Group Industrial Sector

Variable " 1951 Occupational Classification " contains:

Categories, defining the values available for each variable :

Entity ID Entity Name
C_OCC_ORD1951_1 Fishermen
C_OCC_ORD1951_2 Agriculture
C_OCC_ORD1951_3 Mining and Quarrying
C_OCC_ORD1951_4 Ceramics, Glass, Cement, etc
C_OCC_ORD1951_5 Coal, Gas, Chemicals
C_OCC_ORD1951_6 Metal Manufacturing, Engineering
C_OCC_ORD1951_7 Textiles
C_OCC_ORD1951_8 Leather, Fur
C_OCC_ORD1951_9 Textile Goods, Dress
C_OCC_ORD1951_10 Food, Drink, Tobacco
C_OCC_ORD1951_11 Wood, Cane and Cork
C_OCC_ORD1951_12 Paper, Printing
C_OCC_ORD1951_13 Other Products
C_OCC_ORD1951_14 Building
C_OCC_ORD1951_15 Painters and Decorators
C_OCC_ORD1951_16 Administrators, Directors, Managers
C_OCC_ORD1951_17 Transport
C_OCC_ORD1951_18 Commerce, Finance
C_OCC_ORD1951_19 Professional, Technical
C_OCC_ORD1951_20 Defence
C_OCC_ORD1951_21 Entertainment and Sport
C_OCC_ORD1951_22 Personal Service
C_OCC_ORD1951_23 Clerks, Typists, etc
C_OCC_ORD1951_24 Warehousemen, Storekeepers, etc.
C_OCC_ORD1951_25 Stationery Engine Drivers, Stokers
C_OCC_ORD1951_26 Workers in Unskilled Occupations
C_OCC_ORD1951_27 Other and Undefined
C_OCC_ORD1951_28 Retired or Not Gainfully Occupied