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HESA Student Record 2009/10 - Occupation code

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HESA Student Record 2009/10

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Short nameSOC2000

This field holds the 4-digit SOC2000 occupation code for the student if aged 21 or over at the start of their course, or parental occupation code if the student is under 21.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All entrants where EntryProfile.UCASAPPID exists and Course.COURSEAIM begins with H, I, J or C or is M22, M26 and EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE or IM

Base data typeSOC2000CodeType
Field length4
Part of
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Reason required

To monitor social background of students in a standard way.


A full coding frame for SOC2000 can been obtained from The Office for National Statistics

UCAS codes 0000 (Not stated), 0001 (Information refused), 0007 (Retired), 0008 (Unemployed) and 0009 (Not known) will be accepted as valid entries.

For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.

Institutions are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduates in order to provide more complete statistical information for the sector.

The student should be asked for parental occupation or, if 21 or over, for their own occupation. For example, “If you are under 21, please give the occupation of your parent, step-parent or guardian who earns the most. If he or she is retired or unemployed, give their most recent occupation. If you are 21 or over, please give your own occupation."

OwnerOffice for National Statistics
Date modified2010-04-30
Change management notesBusiness rule 1 updated to add Course.COURSEAIM = M26 to the coverage of the field.
Business rules

EntryProfile.SOC2000 must exist where EntryProfile.UCASAPPID exists and Course.COURSEAIM begins H, I, J or C or is M22 or M26 and EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE or IM.

Schema components
Element: SOC2000
Valid entries and labels
0000Not stated
0001Information refused
0009Not known
1111Senior officials in national government
1112Directors & chief executives of major organisations
1113Senior officials in local government
1114Senior officials of special interest organisations
1121Production, works & maintenance managers
1122Managers in construction
1123Managers in mining & energy
1131Financial managers & chartered secretaries
1132Marketing & sales managers
1133Purchasing managers
1134Advertising & public relations managers
1135Personnel, training & industrial relations managers
1136Information & communication technology managers
1137Research & development managers
1141Quality assurance managers
1142Customer care managers
1151Financial institution managers
1152Office managers
1161Transport & distribution managers
1162Storage & warehouse managers
1163Retail & wholesale managers
1171Officers in armed forces
1172Police officers (inspectors & above)
1173Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison & related services
1174Security managers
1181Hospital & health service managers
1182Pharmacy managers
1183Healthcare practice managers
1184Social services managers
1185Residential & day care managers
1211Farm managers
1212Natural environment & conservation managers
1219Managers in animal husbandry, forestry & fishing n.e.c
1221Hotel & accommodation managers
1222Conference & exhibition managers
1223Restaurant & catering managers
1224Publicans & managers of licensed premises
1225Leisure & sports managers
1226Travel agency managers
1231Property, housing & land managers
1232Garage managers & proprietors
1233Hairdressing & beauty salon managers & proprietors
1234Shopkeepers & wholesale/retail dealers
1235Recycling & refuse disposal managers
1239Managers & proprietors in other services n.e.c
2112Biological scientists & biochemists
2113Physicists, geologists & meteorologists
2121Civil engineers
2122Mechanical engineers
2123Electrical engineers
2124Electronics engineers
2125Chemical engineers
2126Design & development engineers
2127Production & process engineers
2128Planning & quality control engineers
2129Engineering professionals n.e.c
2131IT strategy & planning professionals
2132Software professionals
2211Medical practitioners
2214Ophthalmic opticians
2215Dental practitioners
2311Higher education teaching professionals
2312Further education teaching professionals
2313Education officers, school inspectors
2314Secondary education teaching professionals
2315Primary & nursery education teaching professionals
2316Special needs education teaching professionals
2317Registrars & senior administrators of educational establishments
2319Teaching professionals n.e.c
2321Scientific researchers
2322Social science researchers
2329Researchers n.e.c
2411Solicitors & lawyers, judges & coroners
2419Legal professionals n.e.c
2421Chartered & certified accountants
2422Management accountants
2423Management consultants, actuaries, economists & statisticians
2432Town planners
2433Quantity surveyors
2434Chartered surveyors (not quantity surveyors)
2441Public service administrative professionals
2442Social workers
2443Probation officers
2452Archivists & curators
3111Laboratory technicians
3112Electrical/electronics technicians
3113Engineering technicians
3114Building & civil engineering technicians
3115Quality assurance technicians
3119Science & engineering technicians n.e.c
3121Architectural technologists & town planning technicians
3123Building inspectors
3131IT operations technicians
3132IT user support technicians
3214Medical radiographers
3216Dispensing opticians
3217Pharmaceutical dispensers
3218Medical & dental technicians
3222Occupational therapists
3223Speech & language therapists
3229Therapists n.e.c
3231Youth & community workers
3232Housing & welfare officers
3311NCOs & other ranks
3312Police officers (sergeant & below)
3313Fire service officers (leading fire officer & below)
3314Prison service officers (below principal officer)
3319Protective service associate professionals n.e.c
3412Authors, writers
3413Actors, entertainers
3414Dancers & choreographers
3416Arts officers, producers & directors
3421Graphic designers
3422Product, clothing & related designers
3431Journalists, newspaper & periodical editors
3432Broadcasting associate professionals
3433Public relations officers
3434Photographers & audio-visual equipment operators
3441Sports players
3442Sports coaches, instructors & officials
3443Fitness instructors
3449Sports & fitness occupations n.e.c
3511Air traffic controllers
3512Aircraft pilots & flight engineers
3513Ship & hovercraft officers
3514Train drivers
3520Legal associate professionals
3531Estimators, valuers & assessors
3533Insurance underwriters
3534Finance & investment analysts/advisers
3535Taxation experts
3536Importers, exporters
3537Financial & accounting technicians
3539Business & related associate professionals n.e.c
3541Buyers & purchasing officers
3542Sales representatives
3543Marketing associate professionals
3544Estate agents, auctioneers
3551Conservation & environmental protection officers
3552Countryside & park rangers
3561Public service associate professionals
3562Personnel & industrial relations officers
3563Vocational & industrial trainers & instructors
3564Careers advisers & vocational guidance specialists
3565Inspectors of factories, utilities & trading standards
3566Statutory examiners
3567Occupational hygienists & safety officers (health & safety)
3568Environmental health officers
4111Civil Service executive officers
4112Civil Service administrative officers & assistants
4113Local government clerical officers & assistants
4114Officers of non-governmental organisations
4121Credit controllers
4122Accounts & wages clerks, book-keepers, other financial clerks
4123Counter clerks
4131Filing & other records assistants/clerks
4132Pensions & insurance clerks
4133Stock control clerks
4134Transport & distribution clerks
4135Library assistants/clerks
4136Database assistants/clerks
4137Market research interviewers
4142Communication operators
4150General office assistants/clerks
4211Medical secretaries
4212Legal secretaries
4213School secretaries
4214Company secretaries
4215Personal assistants & other secretaries
5112Horticultural trades
5113Gardeners & groundsmen/groundswomen
5119Agricultural & fishing trades n.e.c
5211Smiths & forge workers
5212Moulders, core makers, die casters
5213Sheet metal workers
5214Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters
5215Welding trades
5216Pipe fitters
5221Metal machining setters & setter-operators
5222Tool makers, tool fitters & markers-out
5223Metal working production & maintenance fitters
5224Precision instrument makers & repairers
5231Motor mechanics, auto engineers
5232Vehicle body builders & repairers
5233Auto electricians
5234Vehicle spray painters
5241Electricians, electrical fitters
5242Telecommunications engineers
5243Lines repairers & cable jointers
5244TV, video & audio engineers
5245Computer engineers, installation & maintenance
5249Electrical/electronics engineers n.e.c
5311Steel erectors
5312Bricklayers, masons
5313Roofers, roof tilers & slaters
5314Plumbers, heating & ventilating engineers
5315Carpenters & joiners
5316Glaziers, window fabricators & fitters
5319Construction trades n.e.c
5322Floorers & wall tilers
5323Painters & decorators
5411Weavers & knitters
5413Leather & related trades
5414Tailors & dressmakers
5419Textiles, garments & related trades n.e.c
5421Originators, compositors & print preparers
5423Bookbinders & print finishers
5424Screen printers
5431Butchers, meat cutters
5432Bakers, flour confectioners
5433Fishmongers, poultry dressers
5434Chefs, cooks
5491Glass & ceramics makers, decorators & finishers
5492Furniture makers, other craft woodworkers
5493Pattern makers (moulds)
5494Musical instrument makers & tuners
5495Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers
5496Floral arrangers, florists
5499Hand craft occupations n.e.c
6111Nursing auxiliaries & assistants
6112Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)
6113Dental nurses
6114Houseparents & residential wardens
6115Care assistants & home carers
6121Nursery nurses
6122Childminders & related occupations
6123Playgroup leaders/assistants
6124Educational assistants
6131Veterinary nurses & assistants
6139Animal care occupations n.e.c
6211Sports & leisure assistants
6212Travel agents
6213Travel & tour guides
6214Air travel assistants
6215Rail travel assistants
6219Leisure & travel service occupations n.e.c
6221Hairdressers, barbers
6222Beauticians & related occupations
6231Housekeepers & related occupations
6291Undertakers & mortuary assistants
6292Pest control officers
7111Sales & retail assistants
7112Retail cashiers & check-out operators
7113Telephone salespersons
7121Collector salespersons & credit agents
7122Debt, rent & other cash collectors
7123Roundsmen/women & van salespersons
7124Market & street traders & assistants
7125Merchandisers & window dressers
7129Sales related occupations n.e.c
7211Call centre agents/operators
7212Customer care occupations
8111Food, drink & tobacco process operatives
8112Glass & ceramics process operatives
8113Textile process operatives
8114Chemical & related process operatives
8115Rubber process operatives
8116Plastics process operatives
8117Metal making & treating process operatives
8119Process operatives n.e.c
8121Paper & wood machine operatives
8122Coal mine operatives
8123Quarry workers & related operatives
8124Energy plant operatives
8125Metal working machine operatives
8126Water & sewerage plant operatives
8129Plant & machine operatives n.e.c
8131Assemblers (electrical products)
8132Assemblers (vehicles & metal goods)
8133Routine inspectors & testers
8134Weighers, graders, sorters
8135Tyre, exhaust & windscreen fitters
8136Clothing cutters
8137Sewing machinists
8138Routine laboratory testers
8139Assemblers & routine operatives n.e.c
8141Scaffolders, stagers, riggers
8142Road construction operatives
8143Rail construction & maintenance operatives
8149Construction operatives n.e.c
8211Heavy goods vehicle drivers
8212Van drivers
8213Bus & coach drivers
8214Taxi, cab drivers & chauffeurs
8215Driving instructors
8216Rail transport operatives
8217Seafarers (merchant navy); barge, lighter & boat operatives
8218Air transport operatives
8219Transport operatives n.e.c
8221Crane drivers
8222Fork-lift truck drivers
8223Agricultural machinery drivers
8229Mobile machine drivers & operatives n.e.c
9111Farm workers
9112Forestry workers
9119Fishing & agriculture related occupations n.e.c
9121Labourers in building & woodworking trades
9129Labourers in other construction trades n.e.c
9131Labourers in foundries
9132Industrial cleaning process occupations
9133Printing machine minders & assistants
9134Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers
9139Labourers in process & plant operations n.e.c
9141Stevedores, dockers & slingers
9149Other goods handling & storage occupations n.e.c
9211Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers, couriers
9219Elementary office occupations n.e.c
9221Hospital porters
9222Hotel porters
9223Kitchen & catering assistants
9224Waiters, Waitresses
9225Bar staff
9226Leisure & theme park attendants
9229Elementary personal services occupations n.e.c
9231Window cleaners
9232Road sweepers
9233Cleaners, domestics
9234Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers
9235Refuse & salvage occupations
9239Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c
9241Security guards & related occupations
9242Traffic wardens
9243School crossing patrol attendants
9244School mid-day assistants
9245Car park attendants
9249Elementary security occupations n.e.c
9251Shelf fillers
9259Elementary sales occupations n.e.c

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