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Student 2016/17 - Occupation code

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Student 2016/17

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Short nameSOC2010

This field holds the 4-digit SOC2010 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, M28 and EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE or IM

Valid entries and labels
0000Not stated
0001Information refused
0009Not known
1115Chief executives and senior officials
1116Elected officers and representatives
1121Production managers and directors in manufacturing
1122Production managers and directors in construction
1123Production managers and directors in mining and energy
1131Financial managers and directors
1132Marketing and sales directors
1133Purchasing managers and directors
1134Advertising and public relations directors
1135Human resource managers and directors
1136Information technology and telecommunications directors
1139Functional managers and directors n.e.c.
1150Financial institution managers and directors
1161Managers and directors in transport and distribution
1162Managers and directors in storage and warehousing
1171Officers in armed forces
1172Senior police officers
1173Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services
1181Health services and public health managers and directors
1184Social services managers and directors
1190Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
1211Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture
1213Managers and proprietors in forestry, fishing and related services
1221Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors
1223Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors
1224Publicans and managers of licensed premises
1225Leisure and sports managers
1226Travel agency managers and proprietors
1241Health care practice managers
1242Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors
1251Property, housing and estate managers
1252Garage managers and proprietors
1253Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors
1254Shopkeepers and proprietors – wholesale and retail
1255Waste disposal and environmental services managers
1259Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.
2111Chemical scientists
2112Biological scientists and biochemists
2113Physical scientists
2114Social and humanities scientists
2119Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.
2121Civil engineers
2122Mechanical engineers
2123Electrical engineers
2124Electronics engineers
2126Design and development engineers
2127Production and process engineers
2129Engineering professionals n.e.c.
2133IT specialist managers
2134IT project and programme managers
2135IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
2136Programmers and software development professionals
2137Web design and development professionals
2139Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.
2141Conservation professionals
2142Environment professionals
2150Research and development managers
2211Medical practitioners
2214Ophthalmic opticians
2215Dental practitioners
2217Medical radiographers
2219Health professionals n.e.c.
2222Occupational therapists
2223Speech and language therapists
2229Therapy professionals n.e.c.
2311Higher education teaching professionals
2312Further education teaching professionals
2314Secondary education teaching professionals
2315Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
2316Special needs education teaching professionals
2317Senior professionals of educational establishments
2318Education advisers and school inspectors
2319Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.
2412Barristers and judges
2419Legal professionals n.e.c.
2421Chartered and certified accountants
2423Management consultants and business analysts
2424Business and financial project management professionals
2425Actuaries, economists and statisticians
2426Business and related research professionals
2429Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.
2432Town planning officers
2433Quantity surveyors
2434Chartered surveyors
2435Chartered architectural technologists
2436Construction project managers and related professionals
2442Social workers
2443Probation officers
2449Welfare professionals n.e.c.
2452Archivists and curators
2461Quality control and planning engineers
2462Quality assurance and regulatory professionals
2463Environmental health professionals
2471Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
2472Public relations professionals
2473Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
3111Laboratory technicians
3112Electrical and electronics technicians
3113Engineering technicians
3114Building and civil engineering technicians
3115Quality assurance technicians
3116Planning, process and production technicians
3119Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.
3121Architectural and town planning technicians
3131IT operations technicians
3132IT user support technicians
3216Dispensing opticians
3217Pharmaceutical technicians
3218Medical and dental technicians
3219Health associate professionals n.e.c.
3231Youth and community workers
3233Child and early years officers
3234Housing officers
3239Welfare and housing associate professionals n.e.c.
3311NCOs and other ranks
3312Police officers (sergeant and below)
3313Fire service officers (watch manager and below)
3314Prison service officers (below principal officer)
3315Police community support officers
3319Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.
3412Authors, writers and translators
3413Actors, entertainers and presenters
3414Dancers and choreographers
3416Arts officers, producers and directors
3417Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
3421Graphic designers
3422Product, clothing and related designers
3441Sports players
3442Sports coaches, instructors and officials
3443Fitness instructors
3511Air traffic controllers
3512Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
3513Ship and hovercraft officers
3520Legal associate professionals
3531Estimators, valuers and assessors
3533Insurance underwriters
3534Finance and investment analysts and advisers
3535Taxation experts
3536Importers and exporters
3537Financial and accounting technicians
3538Financial accounts managers
3539Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.
3541Buyers and procurement officers
3542Business sales executives
3543Marketing associate professionals
3544Estate agents and auctioneers
3545Sales accounts and business development managers
3546Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
3550Conservation and environmental associate professionals
3561Public services associate professionals
3562Human resources and industrial relations officers
3563Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
3564Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists
3565Inspectors of standards and regulations
3567Health and safety officers
4112National government administrative occupations
4113Local government administrative occupations
4114Officers of non-governmental organisations
4121Credit controllers
4122Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
4123Bank and post office clerks
4124Finance officers
4129Financial administrative occupations n.e.c.
4131Records clerks and assistants
4132Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants
4133Stock control clerks and assistants
4134Transport and distribution clerks and assistants
4135Library clerks and assistants
4138Human resources administrative occupations
4151Sales administrators
4159Other administrative occupations n.e.c.
4161Office managers
4162Office supervisors
4211Medical secretaries
4212Legal secretaries
4213School secretaries
4214Company secretaries
4215Personal assistants and other secretaries
4217Typists and related keyboard occupations
5112Horticultural trades
5113Gardeners and landscape gardeners
5114Groundsmen and greenkeepers
5119Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.
5211Smiths and forge workers
5212Moulders, core makers and die casters
5213Sheet metal workers
5214Metal plate workers, and riveters
5215Welding trades
5216Pipe fitters
5221Metal machining setters and setter-operators
5222Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out
5223Metal working production and maintenance fitters
5224Precision instrument makers and repairers
5225Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers
5231Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians
5232Vehicle body builders and repairers
5234Vehicle paint technicians
5235Aircraft maintenance and related trades
5236Boat and ship builders and repairers
5237Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers
5241Electricians and electrical fitters
5242Telecommunications engineers
5244TV, video and audio engineers
5245IT engineers
5249Electrical and electronic trades n.e.c.
5250Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors
5311Steel erectors
5312Bricklayers and masons
5313Roofers, roof tilers and slaters
5314Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers
5315Carpenters and joiners
5316Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters
5319Construction and building trades n.e.c.
5322Floorers and wall tilers
5323Painters and decorators
5330Construction and building trades supervisors
5411Weavers and knitters
5413Footwear and leather working trades
5414Tailors and dressmakers
5419Textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.
5421Pre-press technicians
5423Print finishing and binding workers
5432Bakers and flour confectioners
5433Fishmongers and poultry dressers
5436Catering and bar managers
5441Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers
5442Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers
5449Other skilled trades n.e.c.
6121Nursery nurses and assistants
6122Childminders and related occupations
6125Teaching assistants
6126Educational support assistants
6131Veterinary nurses
6132Pest control officers
6139Animal care services occupations n.e.c.
6141Nursing auxiliaries and assistants
6142Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)
6143Dental nurses
6144Houseparents and residential wardens
6145Care workers and home carers
6146Senior care workers
6147Care escorts
6148Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants
6211Sports and leisure assistants
6212Travel agents
6214Air travel assistants
6215Rail travel assistants
6219Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.
6221Hairdressers and barbers
6222Beauticians and related occupations
6231Housekeepers and related occupations
6240Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors
7111Sales and retail assistants
7112Retail cashiers and check-out operators
7113Telephone salespersons
7114Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants
7115Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers
7121Collector salespersons and credit agents
7122Debt, rent and other cash collectors
7123Roundspersons and van salespersons
7124Market and street traders and assistants
7125Merchandisers and window dressers
7129Sales related occupations n.e.c.
7130Sales supervisors
7211Call and contact centre occupations
7214Communication operators
7215Market research interviewers
7219Customer service occupations n.e.c.
7220Customer service managers and supervisors
8111Food, drink and tobacco process operatives
8112Glass and ceramics process operatives
8113Textile process operatives
8114Chemical and related process operatives
8115Rubber process operatives
8116Plastics process operatives
8117Metal making and treating process operatives
8119Process operatives n.e.c.
8121Paper and wood machine operatives
8122Coal mine operatives
8123Quarry workers and related operatives
8124Energy plant operatives
8125Metal working machine operatives
8126Water and sewerage plant operatives
8127Printing machine assistants
8129Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.
8131Assemblers (electrical and electronic products)
8132Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
8133Routine inspectors and testers
8134Weighers, graders and sorters
8135Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
8137Sewing machinists
8139Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.
8141Scaffolders, stagers and riggers
8142Road construction operatives
8143Rail construction and maintenance operatives
8149Construction operatives n.e.c.
8211Large goods vehicle drivers
8212Van drivers
8213Bus and coach drivers
8214Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs
8215Driving instructors
8221Crane drivers
8222Fork-lift truck drivers
8223Agricultural machinery drivers
8229Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.
8231Train and tram drivers
8232Marine and waterways transport operatives
8233Air transport operatives
8234Rail transport operatives
8239Other drivers and transport operatives n.e.c.
9111Farm workers
9112Forestry workers
9119Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations n.e.c.
9120Elementary construction occupations
9132Industrial cleaning process occupations
9134Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers
9139Elementary process plant occupations n.e.c.
9211Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers
9219Elementary administration occupations n.e.c.
9231Window cleaners
9232Street cleaners
9233Cleaners and domestics
9234Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers
9235Refuse and salvage occupations
9236Vehicle valeters and cleaners
9239Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.
9241Security guards and related occupations
9242Parking and civil enforcement occupations
9244School midday and crossing patrol occupations
9249Elementary security occupations n.e.c.
9251Shelf fillers
9259Elementary sales occupations n.e.c.
9260Elementary storage occupations
9271Hospital porters
9272Kitchen and catering assistants
9273Waiters and waitresses
9274Bar staff
9275Leisure and theme park attendants
9279Other elementary services occupations n.e.c.

A full coding frame for SOC2010 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.

Providers 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."

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Reason required

To classify the social background of students in a standard way. Used to monitor the impact of widening participation policies.

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Field length4
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SOC2010
OwnerOffice for National Statistics

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