Census 2011: Regions & Districts – National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification (KS611) ( KS611-NRD )

This is the National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification table (KS611) from the 2011 Census. The table provides data on the socio-economic classification of all residents aged 16 to 74. The table includes data for all persons, males and females. The categories are

  • : Higher managerial and professional occupations
  • : Large employers and higher managerial and administrative occupations
  • :Higher professional occupations
  • : Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations
  • : Intermediate occupations
  • : Small employers and own account workers
  • : Lower supervisory and technical occupations
  • : Semi-routine occupations
  • : Routine occupations
  • : Never worked and long-term unemployed
  • : Never worked
  • : Long-term unemployed
  • : Not classified Full-time students
  • : Not classifiable for other reasons

Data is for England, regions and districts. The 2011 census in England and Wales took place on 27th March 2011. It provides a snapshot of the population and its characteristics on that day.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology is available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/index.html


Identification Number: KS611-NRD
Authoring Entity: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: © Crown Copyright 2012
Date of Production: 2012-12-13

Full-time student – A full-time student is a person of any age who has indicated that they are a schoolchild or student in full-time education. Schoolchildren and students in full-time education studying away from their family home are treated as usually resident at their term-time address.

Long-term unemployed – A person is defined as long-term unemployed at the time of the 2011 Census if they were unemployed and the year they last worked was 2009 or earlier. National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) provides an indication of socio-economic position based on occupation. It is an Office for National Statistics standard classification. To assign a person aged 16 to 74 to an NS-SEC category their occupation title is combined with information about their employment status, whether they are employed or self-employed and whether or not they supervise other employees. Full-time students are recorded in the’ full-time students’ category regardless of whether they are economically active or not. The rebased version of NS-SEC used in census results uses occupation coded to SOC2010. More information about the classification can be found at http://ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/soc2010-volume-3-ns-sec–rebased-on-soc2010–user-manual/index.html. In 2011 Census results, because the census did not ask a question about the number of employees at a person’s workplace, the reduced method of deriving NS-SEC (which does not require this information) is used. NS-SEC, Not classifiable for other reasons Not classifiable for other reasons’ includes any people who cannot be allocated to another category. NS-SEC, Not classified The sub-category of NS-SEC ‘Occupation not stated or inadequately described’ which usually forms part of the ‘Not classified’ category is not applicable in census results because missing answers are imputed.

Usual resident – The main population base for outputs from the 2011 Census is the usual resident population as at census day 27 March 2011. Although the population base for enumeration included non-UK shortterm residents, this population is analysed separately and is not included in the main outputs from the 2011 Census. All outputs, unless specified, are produced using only usual residents of the UK. For 2011 Census purposes, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months.

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