England and Wales
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About this dataset
This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census in parishes in England and Wales by occupation. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021. We created this dataset by plotting unique properties as identified by their postcodes or Unique Property Reference Number into parish boundaries current at December 2022. This dataset includes only parishes with a population of at least 50 usual residents and at least 20 households.
Protecting personal data
Sometimes we need to make changes to data if it is possible to identify individuals. This is known as statistical disclosure control. In Census 2021, we:
- Swapped records (targeted record swapping), for example, if a household was likely to be identified in datasets because it has unusual characteristics, we swapped the record with a similar one from a nearby small area. Very unusual households could be swapped with one in a nearby local authority.
- Added small changes to some counts (cell key perturbation), for example, we might change a count of four to a three or a five. This might make small differences between tables depending on how the data are broken down when we applied perturbation.
About the variables
Occupation (current) (10 categories)
Description: Classifies what people aged 16 years and over do as their main job. Their job title or details of activities they do in their job and any supervisory or management responsibilities form this classification. This information is used to code responses to an occupation using the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 2020. It classifies people who were in employment between 15 March and 21 March 2021, by the SOC code that represents their current occupation. The lowest level of detail available is the four-digit SOC code which includes all codes in three, two and one digit SOC code levels.
Quality information: As Census 2021 was during a unique period of rapid change, take care when using this data for planning purposes.
Comparability with 2011: Not comparable. We changed the classification for Census 2021 and combined the categories previously available in the 2011 Census data.Read more...
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