Annual Population Survey   (18/01/2012)

APS: new SOC 2010 estimates + future SIC change

Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC2010)

New estimates based on the latest Standard Occupational Classification (SOC 2010) were introduced in the Annual Population Survey (APS) on 18 January 2012. These estimates are produced in parallel with the existing SOC2000 estimates and have been estimated back to the start of the APS in 2004 based on a probabilistic model – i.e. assigning SOC2010 code to individual cases based on their SOC2000 code and a probability matrix.

Estimates will be produced on both versions of the SOC until the January 2011 to December 2011 estimates are published. This is currently scheduled for 20 June 2012. All estimates published after this date will only be based on SOC2010.

The SOC2010 reference section on the ONS website provides further information about the new version of the classification.


Standard Industrial Classification 1992/2003

SIC92/03 variables will no longer be produced after the Jan 2011 to Dec 2011 estimates are published on 20 June 2012.

In 2010 Nomis commenced publishing estimates based on the latest 2007 revision of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007) in parallel with the previous version SIC92/03. As with the SOC changes Nomis will cease publishing the SIC92/03 estimates after the January 2011 to December 2011 estimates are published.

For further information contact Jonathan Knight:
    email: jonathan.knight@ons.gov.uk
    tel: 01633 455253