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Short nameSOCDLHE2010

This data item uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC2010) to describe the types of job of those HE leavers who were employed on the census date.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All HE leavers where Student.ALLACT is coded 1 or 2.

QuestionDerived from Q3. What was your job title? (If self-employed, freelance, or on a post-doctoral contract please record this in your job title e.g. self-employed musician.) and Q4. What did you mainly do in your job?
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00010Reserved for instances where occupational information is provided but is inadequate for coding purposes
11150Chief executives and senior officials
11160Elected officers and representatives
11210Production managers and directors in manufacturing
11220Production managers and directors in construction
11230Production managers and directors in mining and energy
11311Finance managers and directors
11312Investment/ merchant bankers
11313Chartered company secretaries, treasurers, company registrars
11319Financial managers and directors n.e.c.
11320Marketing and sales directors
11330Purchasing managers and directors
11340Advertising and public relations directors
11350Human resource managers and directors
11360Information technology and telecommunications directors
11390Functional managers and directors n.e.c.
11500Financial institution managers and directors
11610Managers and directors in transport and distribution
11620Managers and directors in storage and warehousing
11710Officers in armed forces
11720Senior police officers
11730Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services
11810Health services and public health managers and directors
11840Social services managers and directors
11900Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
12110Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture
12130Managers and proprietors in forestry, fishing and related services
12210Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors
12230Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors
12240Publicans and managers of licensed premises
12250Leisure and sports managers
12260Travel agency managers and proprietors
12410Health care practice managers
12420Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors
12510Property, housing and estate managers
12520Garage managers and proprietors
12530Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors
12540Shopkeepers and proprietors - wholesale and retail
12550Waste disposal and environmental services managers
12590Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.
21112Research/ development chemists
21113Analytical chemists
21119Chemical scientists n.e.c.
21121Biochemists, medical scientists
21123Bacteriologists, microbiologists, etc.
21126Agricultural scientists
21129Biological scientists and biochemists n.e.c.
21133Geologists, mineralogists, etc.
21139Physical scientists n.e.c.
21140Social and humanities scientists
21191University researchers, unspecified discipline
21192Sports scientists
21199Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.
21210Civil engineers
21220Mechanical engineers
21230Electrical engineers
21240Electronics engineers
21260Design and development engineers
21270Production and process engineers
21290Engineering professionals n.e.c.
21330IT specialist managers
21340IT project and programme managers
21350IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
21360Programmers and software development professionals
21370Web design and development professionals
21390Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.
21410Conservation professionals
21420Environment professionals
21500Research and development managers
22110Medical practitioners
22122Education psychologists
22123Clinical psychologists
22124Occupational psychologists
22129Psychology assistants
22140Ophthalmic opticians
22150Dental practitioners
22170Medical radiographers
22190Health professionals n.e.c.
22220Occupational therapists
22230Speech and language therapists
22290Therapy professionals n.e.c.
23110Higher education teaching professionals
23120Further education teaching professionals
23140Secondary education teaching professionals
23150Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
23160Special needs education teaching professionals
23170Senior professionals of educational establishments
23180Education advisers and school inspectors
23190Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.
24120Barristers and judges
24190Legal professionals n.e.c.
24210Chartered and certified accountants
24230Management consultants and business analysts
24240Business and financial project management professionals
24259Actuaries, economists and statisticians n.e.c.
24261Researchers (media)
24262Researchers (national security, police)
24269Researchers n.e.c.
24290Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.
24320Town planning officers
24330Quantity surveyors
24340Chartered surveyors
24350Chartered architectural technologists
24360Construction project managers and related professionals
24420Social workers
24430Probation officers
24490Welfare professionals n.e.c.
24520Archivists and curators
24610Quality control and planning engineers
24620Quality assurance and regulatory professionals
24630Environmental health professionals
24710Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
24720Public relations professionals
24730Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
31110Laboratory technicians
31120Electrical and electronics technicians
31130Engineering technicians
31140Building and civil engineering technicians
31150Quality assurance technicians
31160Planning, process and production technicians
31190Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.
31210Architectural and town planning technicians
31310IT operations technicians
31320IT user support technicians
32160Dispensing opticians
32170Pharmaceutical technicians
32180Medical and dental technicians
32190Health associate professionals n.e.c.
32310Youth and community workers
32330Child and early years officers
32340Housing officers
32390Welfare and housing associate professionals n.e.c.
33110NCOs and other ranks
33120Police officers (sergeant and below)
33130Fire service officers (watch manager and below)
33140Prison service officers (below principal officer)
33150Police community support officers
33190Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.
34120Authors, writers and translators
34130Actors, entertainers and presenters
34140Dancers and choreographers
34160Arts officers, producers and directors
34170Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
34211Graphic designers
34212Commercial artists
34213Exhibition, multimedia designers
34214Desktop publishing assistants and operators
34219Graphic design copyists and setters-out
34221Interior decoration designers
34222Set designers (stage etc.)
34223Industrial designers
34224Textile designers
34225Clothing designers
34226Clothing advisers, consultants
34227Furniture designers
34228Jewellery designers
34229Product, clothing and related designers n.e.c.
34410Sports players
34420Sports coaches, instructors and officials
34430Fitness instructors
35110Air traffic controllers
35120Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
35130Ship and hovercraft officers
35200Legal associate professionals
35310Estimators, valuers and assessors
35330Insurance underwriters
35340Finance and investment analysts and advisers
35350Taxation experts
35360Importers and exporters
35370Financial and accounting technicians
35380Financial accounts managers
35390Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.
35410Buyers and procurement officers
35420Business sales executives
35430Marketing associate professionals
35440Estate agents and auctioneers
35450Sales accounts and business development managers
35460Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
35500Conservation and environmental associate professionals
35610Public services associate professionals
35620Human resources and industrial relations officers
35630Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
35640Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists
35650Inspectors of standards and regulations
35670Health and safety officers
41120National government administrative occupations
41130Local government administrative occupations
41140Officers of non-governmental organisations
41210Credit controllers
41220Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
41230Bank and post office clerks
41240Finance officers
41290Financial administrative occupations n.e.c.
41310Records clerks and assistants
41320Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants
41330Stock control clerks and assistants
41340Transport and distribution clerks and assistants
41350Library clerks and assistants
41380Human resources administrative occupations
41510Sales administrators
41590Other administrative occupations n.e.c.
41610Office managers
41620Office supervisors
42110Medical secretaries
42120Legal secretaries
42130School secretaries
42140Company secretaries
42150Personal assistants and other secretaries
42170Typists and related keyboard occupations
51120Horticultural trades
51130Gardeners and landscape gardeners
51140Groundsmen and greenkeepers
51190Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.
52110Smiths and forge workers
52120Moulders, core makers and die casters
52130Sheet metal workers
52140Metal plate workers and riveters
52150Welding trades
52160Pipe fitters
52210Metal machining setters and setter-operators
52220Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out
52230Metal working production and maintenance fitters
52240Precision instrument makers and repairers
52250Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers
52310Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians
52320Vehicle body builders and repairers
52340Vehicle paint technicians
52350Aircraft maintenance and related trades
52360Boat and ship builders and repairers
52370Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers
52410Electricians and electrical fitters
52420Telecommunications engineers
52440TV, video and audio engineers
52450IT engineers
52490Electrical and electronic trades n.e.c.
52500Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors
53110Steel erectors
53120Bricklayers and masons
53130Roofers, roof tilers and slaters
53140Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers
53150Carpenters and joiners
53160Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters
53190Construction and building trades n.e.c.
53220Floorers and wall tilers
53230Painters and decorators
53300Construction and building trades supervisors
54110Weavers and knitters
54130Footwear and leather working trades
54140Tailors and dressmakers
54190Textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.
54210Pre-press technicians
54230Print finishing and binding workers
54320Bakers and flour confectioners
54330Fishmongers and poultry dressers
54360Catering and bar managers
54410Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers
54420Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers
54490Other skilled trades n.e.c.
61210Nursery nurses and assistants
61220Childminders and related occupations
61250Teaching assistants
61260Educational support assistants
61310Veterinary nurses
61320Pest control officers
61390Animal care services occupations n.e.c.
61410Nursing auxiliaries and assistants
61420Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)
61430Dental nurses
61440Houseparents and residential wardens
61450Care workers and home carers
61460Senior care workers
61470Care escorts
61480Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants
62110Sports and leisure assistants
62120Travel agents
62140Air travel assistants
62150Rail travel assistants
62190Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.
62210Hairdressers and barbers
62220Beauticians and related occupations
62310Housekeepers and related occupations
62400Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors
71110Sales and retail assistants
71120Retail cashiers and check-out operators
71130Telephone salespersons
71140Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants
71150Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers
71210Collector salespersons and credit agents
71220Debt, rent and other cash collectors
71230Roundspersons and van salespersons
71240Market and street traders and assistants
71250Merchandisers and window dressers
71290Sales related occupations n.e.c.
71300Sales supervisors
72110Call and contact centre occupations
72140Communication operators
72150Market research interviewers
72190Customer service occupations n.e.c.
72200Customer service managers and supervisors
81110Food, drink and tobacco process operatives
81120Glass and ceramics process operatives
81130Textile process operatives
81140Chemical and related process operatives
81150Rubber process operatives
81160Plastics process operatives
81170Metal making and treating process operatives
81190Process operatives n.e.c.
81210Paper and wood machine operatives
81220Coal mine operatives
81230Quarry workers and related operatives
81240Energy plant operatives
81250Metal working machine operatives
81260Water and sewerage plant operatives
81270Printing machine assistants
81290Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.
81310Assemblers (electrical and electronic products)
81320Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
81330Routine inspectors and testers
81340Weighers, graders and sorters
81350Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
81370Sewing machinists
81390Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.
81410Scaffolders, stagers and riggers
81420Road construction operatives
81430Rail construction and maintenance operatives
81490Construction operatives n.e.c.
82110Large goods vehicle drivers
82120Van drivers
82130Bus and coach drivers
82140Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs
82150Driving instructors
82210Crane drivers
82220Fork-lift truck drivers
82230Agricultural machinery drivers
82290Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.
82310Train and tram drivers
82320Marine and waterways transport operatives
82330Air transport operatives
82340Rail transport operatives
82390Other drivers and transport operatives n.e.c.
91110Farm workers
91120Forestry workers
91190Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations n.e.c.
91200Elementary construction occupations
91320Industrial cleaning process occupations
91340Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers
91390Elementary process plant occupations n.e.c.
92110Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers
92190Elementary administration occupations n.e.c.
92310Window cleaners
92320Street cleaners
92330Cleaners and domestics
92340Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers
92350Refuse and salvage occupations
92360Vehicle valeters and cleaners
92390Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.
92410Security guards and related occupations
92420Parking and civil enforcement occupations
92440School midday and crossing patrol occupations
92490Elementary security occupations n.e.c.
92510Shelf fillers
92590Elementary sales occupations n.e.c.
92600Elementary storage occupations
92710Hospital porters
92720Kitchen and catering assistants
92730Waiters and waitresses
92740Bar staff
92750Leisure and theme park attendants
92790Other elementary services occupations n.e.c.

The text completed by the HE leaver in Question 3 Employment.JOBTITLE and Question 4 Employment.JOBDUTIES should be used to determine a valid code from the Standard Occupational Classification for SOCDLHE2010.

The information captured relates to what the HE leaver considers to be their MAIN job.

A response to the question is required if the following codes were used for Q1 (Student.ALLACT): 1 'Working full-time' or 2 'Working part-time'.

It should contain a valid code from the Standard Occupational Classification for the DLHE Record (SOCDLHE2010) or code 00010 'Reserved for instances where occupational information is provided but is inadequate for coding purposes'.

This coding frame was commissioned by HESA as an extension to the SOC2010 coding framework, in order to accommodate a fifth digit of detail for key occupations where more detail was perceived to be required. The report by Elias and Ellison that resulted in this framework may be found here.

In the majority of cases, the four digit SOC2010 code has been retained, with a zero as a suffix, e.g. '2231 Nurses' in SOC2010 is '22310 Nurses' in SOCDLHE2010. For some SOC2010 codes, the four digit code has been 'split' into a number of sub-codes to allow additional detail to be returned where available. These codes are in the range xxxx1-xxxx9. Where coding to a fifth digit of detail is possible, the less detailed SOC2010 form with a zero-suffix is not valid. For example, the four-digit SOC2010 code 2112 'Biological scientists and biochemists' has been implemented as 21121-21129 in SOCDLHE2010. 21120 is not valid. The CASCOT derivation tool will not generate the more generic codes.

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