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.