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Social grade (approximated)

Mnemonic (reference code): SCGPUK

Definition: Social grade is the socio-economic classification used by the Market Research and Marketing Industries. Although it is not possible to allocate social grade precisely from information collected in the Census, the Market Research Society has developed a method for using Census information to provide a good approximation of social grade.

Supervisor status

Mnemonic (reference code): SUMPUK

Definition: This variable identifies whether a person is a supervisor or foreman responsible for overseeing the work of other employees on a day-to-day basis.

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 who have ever worked, UK.

Classification:

Code

Name

Size of workforce

Mnemonic (reference code): SIZPUK

Definition: This variable records how many people work for the organisation that the person is employed by, at the person's place of employment. Self-employed persons should show how many people they employ (including themselves).

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 who have ever worked, UK.

Classification:

Code

Tenure of household

Mnemonic (reference code): TENHUK

Definition: This derived variable combines information from Questions 8 and 9 on the Census form.

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK.

Classification:

Code

Name

0

Owned: Owned outright

Tenure of dwelling

Mnemonic (reference code): TENDUK

Definition: This variable provides information on the tenure of a dwelling. On the final output database it applies to all dwellings. For an unshared dwelling it repeats the information given in tenure of household (TENHUK). For shared dwellings, where tenure differs for the households in the dwelling the priority order is owned, social rented, private rented, lives rent free.

Applicability: All partially or fully occupied dwellings.

Classification:

Self-containment

Mnemonic (reference code): SCAHUK

Definition: This variable records whether the accommodation is self-contained, that is, if all the rooms are behind a door that only the household can use.

Applicability: All household spaces, UK

Classification:

Code

Name

1

Rooms required

Mnemonic (reference code): ROOMREQ

Definition: This variable counts the number of rooms that are 'required' by the members of the household. It is compared with the actual number of rooms (NORHUK) to provide a measure of under-occupancy and overcrowding (the 'occupancy rating').

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK.

Classification:

Code

Student status

Mnemonic (reference code): STUPUK

Definition: This variable identifies if a person is a schoolchild or a student in full-time education.

Applicability: All people, UK

Classification:

Code

Name

1

Schoolchild or student in full-time education

Student accommodation

Mnemonic (reference code): STAPUK

Definition: This derived variable records the type of accommodation in which the student lives. Note that this variable relates to students and schoolchildren at their term-time address.

Applicability: All people in full-time education, UK

Classification:

Code

Sex

Mnemonic (reference code): GENPUK

Definition: This variable identifies each person's sex.

Applicability: All people, UK.

Classification:

Code

Name

1

Male

2

Female

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