Welcome to the resource website of the European Socio-economic Classification (ESeC).

This project, funded through the Sixth Framework programme of the European Union, was undertaken between October 2004 and September 2006 by a consortium of nine institutions.

If you are a prospective user of the ESeC, you can find a comprehensive user guide to the classification, together with Matrices and Syntax files to create ESeC on your own datasets. There are also papers reporting a number of validation exercises designed to test the robustness of the classification.