Census 2001 – MK: Wards, OAs – Occupational Groups (KS12) ( JD128C )

These data were collected from the 2001 Census, Key Statistics. This table provides information in numbers and percentages on Population by Occupational Groups.

A person who carried out paid work in the week before the Census, whether self-employed or an employee, is described as employed or in employment. ‘Paid work’ includes casual or temporary work, even if only for one hour; being on a government-sponsored training scheme; being away from a job/business ill, on maternity leave, on holiday or temporarily laid off; or doing paid or unpaid work for their own or family business.

A person’s occupation is coded from the responses to the questions asking for the full title of the main job and the description of what is done in that job. The main job is the job in which a person usually works the most hours. Questions on employment related to each person’s main job.

List of Occupational Groups:
1.Managers & Senior Officials
2.Professional Occupations
3.Associate Professional & Technical Occupations
4.Administrative & Secretarial Occupations
5.Skilled Trades Occupations
6.Personal Service Occupations
7.Sales & Customer Service Occupations
8.Process, Plant & Machine Operatives
9.Elementary Occupations

The confidentiality of personal Census information is paramount, and disclosure protection measures are used to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of information about identifiable individuals. When releasing the 2001 Census data ONS used incorrect ward boundaries for Wolverton and Stony Stratford wards. Figures for these two wards have been adjusted by MKC to reflect the correct boundaries.


Identification Number: JD128C
Authoring Entity: Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: © Crown copyright 2003. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO.
Date of Production: 2004-08-09

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