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What is the National Statistics Socio-economic Classifications (NS-SeC) data?

The National Statistics Socio-economic Classifications (NS-SeC) is a measure of employment relations and conditions of occupations. These are central to showing the structure of socio-economic positions in modern societies and helping to explain variations in social behaviour and other social phenomena.  For more information on this dataset see http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/ks611ew .

 

Within Active Places Power NS-SeC of usual residents aged 16 to 74 are a series of map layers at Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) geographies.  See Map > Map Layers > Population Data > Socio-economic (NS-SeC).  Nine classifications (each as individual map layers) can be displayed showing the percentage of population within each classification or classification grouping.  They are: 

  • - Managerial combined (1-2)

  • - Intermediate occupations (3)

  • - Small employers and own account (4)

  • - Lower supervisory and technical (5)

  • - Intermediate, Small and Lower (3-5)

  • - Routine combined (6-7)

  • - Never worked and unemployed (8)

  • - Routine and not working  (6-8)

  • - Not classified (9)

Each individual map layer has a standard symbology showing the percentage of population within the classification (one or more) divided by total population.  10% intervals up to 100% (deciles) are used.