Variable : Socio-Economic Groups

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.

Socio-Economic Groups
Variable (V)
This social classification was introduced in the reports of the 1961 census, and is more detailed than the five-way system of Social Classes.

Variable " Socio-Economic Groups " is contained within:

Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_SOC Social Structure

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data:

Entity ID Entity Name
N_SEG_M Socio-Economic Group (males only)

Variable " Socio-Economic Groups " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_SEG1971 Socio-Economic Groups, with sub-groups

Categories, defining the values available for each variable :

Entity ID Entity Name
C_SEG_1 SEG 1: Employers & managers - large establishments
C_SEG_2 SEG 2: Employers & managers - small establishments
C_SEG_3 SEG 3: Professional workers - self-employed
C_SEG_4 SEG 4: Professional workers - employees
C_SEG_5 SEG 5: Intermediate non-manual workers
C_SEG_6 SEG 6: Junior non-manual workers
C_SEG_7 SEG 7: Personal service workers
C_SEG_8 SEG 8: Foremen & supervisors - manual
C_SEG_9 SEG 9: Skilled manual workers
C_SEG_10 SEG 10: Semi-skilled manual workers
C_SEG_11 SEG 11: Unskilled manual workers
C_SEG_12 SEG 12: Own account workers (other than professional)
C_SEG_13 SEG 13: Farmers - employers & managers
C_SEG_14 SEG 14: Farmers - own account
C_SEG_15 SEG 15: Agricultural workers
C_SEG_16 SEG 16: Members of armed forces
C_SEG_17 SEG 17: Indefinite