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mqfxnNew post school qualifications: other
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01433288.395.6
Other tech/prof16654.14.4
Missing or wild-98.0Missing
Inapplicable-83422.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases14997Missing cases1241
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDOQL1 MEDOQL2 MTROQL1 MTROQL2 MTROQL3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfxoNew qualifications: NVQ/SVQ level 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01495092.199.7
NVQ/SVQ level 1147.3.3
Missing or wild-98.0Missing
Inapplicable-83422.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases14997Missing cases1241
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDOQL1 MEDOQL2 MTROQL1 MTROQL2 MTROQL3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfxpNew qualifications: NVQ/SVQ level 2
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01490591.899.4
NVQ/SVQ level 2192.6.6
Missing or wild-98.0Missing
Inapplicable-83422.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases14997Missing cases1241
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDOQL1 MEDOQL2 MTROQL1 MTROQL2 MTROQL3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfxqNew qualifications: NVQ/SVQ level 3
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01494692.099.7
NVQ/SVQ level 3151.3.3
Missing or wild-98.0Missing
Inapplicable-83422.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases14997Missing cases1241
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDOQL1 MEDOQL2 MTROQL1 MTROQL2 MTROQL3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfxrNew qualifications: NVQ/SVQ level 4
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01497992.299.9
NVQ/SVQ level 4118.1.1
Missing or wild-98.0Missing
Inapplicable-83422.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases14997Missing cases1241
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDOQL1 MEDOQL2 MTROQL1 MTROQL2 MTROQL3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedxHas listed school qualif
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12911.81.9
No21470290.598.1
Missing or wild-912.1Missing
Inapplicable-83422.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases14993Missing cases1245
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQNN1 MEDQNN2 MTRQLNN1 MTRQLNN2 MTRQLNN3 MQFEDXA MQFEDXB MQFEDXC MQFEDXG MQFEDXH MQFEDXI MQFEDXJ MQFEDXL on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedxaNew qualifications: any GCSEs grade D-G
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01497892.299.8
GCSE grades D-G126.2.2
Inapplicable-83432.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15004Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLA1 MEDQLA2 MTRQLA1 MTRQLA2 MTRQLA3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnqfexaNew qualifications: No. GCSEs grade D-G
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19.134.6
24.015.4
34.015.4
43.011.5
51.03.8
63.011.5
71.03.8
101.03.8
Inapplicable-81532194.4Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases26Missing cases16212
Question RouteUses MQFEDXA MEDQLAN2 MEDQLAN2 MTRQLAN1 MTRQLAN2 MTRQLAN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedxbNew qualifications: any GCSEs grade A-C
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01494692.099.6
GCSE grades A-C158.4.4
Inapplicable-83432.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15004Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLB1 MEDQLB2 MTRQLB1 MTRQLB2 MTRQLB3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnqfexbNew qualifications: No. GCSEs grade A-C
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
111.119.0
26.010.3
35.08.6
42.03.4
52.03.4
62.03.4
72.03.4
810.117.2
97.012.1
107.012.1
113.05.2
121.01.7
Inapplicable-81528994.2Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases58Missing cases16180
Question RouteUses MQFEDXB MEDQLBN2 MEDQLBN2 MTRQLBN1 MTRQLBN2 MTRQLBN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedxcNew qualifications: any A levels
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01486591.599.1
A level1139.9.9
Inapplicable-83432.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15004Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLD1 MEDQLD2 MTRQLD1 MTRQLD2 MTRQLD3 MEDQLE1 MEDQLE2 MTRQLE1 MTRQLE2 MTRQLE3 MEDQLF1 MEDQLF2 MTRQLF1 MTRQLF2 MTRQLF3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX. From Wave 15, A levels are recorded in two variables wQFEDXM (grades C-E) and wQFEDXN (grades A-B), correspondingly the numbers of A levels attained are recorded in wNQFEXM and wNQFEXN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


mnqfexcNew qualifications: No. A levels
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.7
122.115.8
218.112.9
344.331.7
439.228.1
510.17.2
62.01.4
72.01.4
91.0.7
Inapplicable-81520893.7Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases139Missing cases16099
Question RouteUses MQFEDXC MEDQLDN2 MEDQLDN2 MTRQLDN1 MTRQLDN2 MTRQLDN3 MEDQLEN2 MEDQLEN2 MTRQLEN1 MTRQLEN2 MTRQLEN3 MEDQLFN2 MEDQLFN2 MTRQLFN1 MTRQLFN2 MTRQLFN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX. See also note for wQFEDXC.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


mqfedxgNew qualif's: any Standard grades 4-7
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01500292.4100.0
Stand grades 4-712.0.0
Inapplicable-83432.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15004Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLG1 MEDQLG2 MTRQLG1 MTRQLG2 MTRQLG3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnqfexgNew qualif's: No. Standard grades 4-7
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
12.0100.0
Inapplicable-81534594.5Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases2Missing cases16236
Question RouteUses MQFEDXG MEDQLGN2 MEDQLGN2 MTRQLGN1 MTRQLGN2 MTRQLGN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedxhNew qualif's: any Standard grades 1-3
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01499992.4100.0
Stand grade 1-315.0.0
Inapplicable-83432.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15004Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLH1 MEDQLH2 MTRQLH1 MTRQLH2 MTRQLH3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnqfexhNew qualif's: No. Standard grades 1-3
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
13.060.0
82.040.0
Inapplicable-81534294.5Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases5Missing cases16233
Question RouteUses MQFEDXH MEDQLHN2 MEDQLHN2 MTRQLHN1 MTRQLHN2 MTRQLHN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedxiNew qualif's: any Higher grades
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01496592.299.7
Higher grade139.2.3
Inapplicable-83432.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15004Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLI1 MEDQLI2 MTRQLI1 MTRQLI2 MTRQLI3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnqfexiNew qualifications: No. Higher grades
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
111.128.2
27.017.9
36.015.4
47.017.9
57.017.9
101.02.6
Inapplicable-81530894.3Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases39Missing cases16199
Question RouteUses MQFEDXI MEDQLIN2 MEDQLIN2 MTRQLIN1 MTRQLIN2 MTRQLIN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedxjNew qualif's: any 6th year certs
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01500292.4100.0
Cert 6th yr12.0.0
Inapplicable-83432.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15004Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLJ1 MEDQLJ2 MTRQLJ1 MTRQLJ2 MTRQLJ3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


mnqfexjNew qualifications: No. 6th year certs
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
22.0100.0
Inapplicable-81534594.5Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases2Missing cases16236
Question RouteUses MQFEDXJ MEDQLJN1 MEDQLJN2 MTRQLJN1 MTRQLJN2 MTRQLJN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


mqfedxlNew qualifications: any GNVQ
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01494792.099.6
GNVQ158.4.4
Inapplicable-83422.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15005Missing cases1233
Question RouteUses MEDLYR MTRAIN MEDQLC1 MEDQLC2 MTRQLC1 MTRQLC2 MTRQLC3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnqfexlNew qualifications: No. GNVQ's
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
137.264.9
212.121.1
35.08.8
41.01.8
52.03.5
Inapplicable-81528994.2Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
-51.0Missing
Valid cases57Missing cases16181
Question RouteUses MQFEDXL MEDQLCN1 MEDQLCN2 MTRQLCN1 MTRQLCN2 MTRQLCN3 on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for MQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12311.41.4
Outer London25283.33.3
R. of South East3167910.310.5
South West48075.05.1
East Anglia53942.42.5
East Midlands67194.44.5
West Midlands Conurb72761.71.7
R. of West Midlands84532.82.8
Greater Manchester93362.12.1
Merseyside102071.31.3
R. of North West114282.62.7
South Yorkshire122581.61.6
West Yorkshire132831.71.8
Humber142891.81.8
Wear151851.11.2
R. of North163572.22.2
Wales17278317.117.4
Scotland18292918.018.3
Northern Ireland19283617.517.7
Missing or wild-92601.6Missing
Valid cases15978Missing cases260
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteStandard region, distinguishing former Metropolitan Counties, and Inner and Outer London.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mhhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1236214.514.5
2544933.633.6
3326620.120.1
4321919.819.8
513948.68.6
63792.32.3
7106.7.7
830.2.2
917.1.1
105.0.0
111.0.0
127.0.0
133.0.0
Valid cases16238Missing cases0
Question RouteCalculated by summing the number of individuals per household.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mhhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly111567.17.1
Single Elderly212067.47.4
Couple No Children3478429.529.5
Couple: dep children4488730.130.1
Couple: non-dep chil5221613.613.6
Lone par: dep childr67934.94.9
Lone par: non-dep ch76574.04.0
2+ Unrelated adults82991.81.8
Other Households92401.51.5
Valid cases16238Missing cases0
Question RouteUses MHHSIZE MNKIDS MNCOUPLE MNONEPAR MNPENS on Record MHHRESP. Uses MAGE MHGSEX MMASTAT MHGSPN MDEPCHL on Record MINDALL. Uses MOPNO MREL on Record MEGOALT.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteThis classification, closely related to that used in General Household Survey published data, relates to size of h/hold, whether there is a married couple present, and whether there are dependent children. For this classification, married and cohabiting couples are treated as equivalent, and dependent children include those up to the age of 18, if they are still in (non-advanced) full time education. The elderly are defined as those over pensionable age (60 for women and 65 for men). Couple and lone parent h/holds may contain other individuals who were not family members.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mtenureHousing tenure
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1463128.529.7
Owned with Mortgage2722944.546.3
Local Authority rent3184811.411.8
Housing Assoc. rente46233.84.0
Rented from Employer594.6.6
Rented private unfur66283.94.0
Rented private furni75613.53.6
Other rented81.0.0
Missing or wild-96233.8Missing
Valid cases15615Missing cases623
Question RouteUses MMGHAVE MRENTLL MRENTF MHSOWND on Record MHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14172.62.8
First Degree215709.710.4
Teaching QF33652.22.4
Other Higher QF4334320.622.2
Nursing QF51951.21.3
GCE A Levels6185911.412.4
GCE O Levels or Equi7266616.417.7
Commercial QF, No O83702.32.5
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G94572.83.0
Apprenticeship102901.81.9
Other QF11104.6.7
No QF12327020.121.8
Still At School No Q13122.8.8
Missing or wild-93192.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15028Missing cases1210
Question RouteUses MSCNOW MFENOW MSCHOOL MSCEND MQFHAS MQFA MQFB MQFC MQFD MQFE MQFF MQFG MQFH MQFI MQFJ MQFK MQFL MQFM MQFN MQFED MQFEDA MQFEDB MQFEDC MQFEDD MQFEDE MQFEDF MQFEDG MQFEDH MQFEDI MQFEDJ MQFEDK MQFEDL MQFEDM MQFEDN MQFEDO MQFEDP MQFEDQ MQFEDR MQFEDS MQFX MQFXC MQFXD MQFXE MQFXF MQFXG MQFXH MQFXI MQFXJ MQFXK MQFXL MQFXM MQFXN MQFEDX MQFEDXA MQFEDXB MQFEDXC MQFEDXD MQFEDXE MQFEDXF MQFEDXG MQFEDXH MQFEDXI MQFEDXJ PID MIVLYR MIVIEVR on Record MINDRESP. Uses wQFEDHI on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfvocHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0968559.664.2
Yes1540633.335.8
Missing or wild-92561.6Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15091Missing cases1147
Question RouteUses MQFEDHI MQFB MQFC MQFD MQFE MQFF MQFG MQFH MQFI MQFXC MQFXD MQFXE MQFXF MQFXG MQFXH MQFXI on Record MINDRESP. Uses wQFVOC on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mqfachiHighest academic qualification
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14172.62.8
1st Degree215759.710.4
HND,HNC,Teaching310666.67.1
A Level4287617.719.0
O Level5381423.525.2
CSE67034.34.7
None of These7465928.730.8
Missing or wild-92291.4Missing
Proxy respondent-78995.5Missing
Valid cases15110Missing cases1128
Question RouteUses MQFA MQFB MQFC MQFD MQFE MQFF MQFG MQFH MQFI MQFJ MQFK MQFL MQFM MQFN MQFED MQFEDA MQFEDB MQFEDC MQFEDD MQFEDE MQFEDF MQFEDG MQFEDH MQFEDI MQFEDJ MQFEDK MQFEDL MQFEDM MQFEDN MQFEDO MQFEDP MQFEDQ MQFEDR MQFEDS MQFEDHI MQFXC MQFXD MQFXE MQFXF MQFXG MQFXH MQFXI MQFXJ MQFXK MQFXL MQFXM MQFXN MQFEDX MQFEDXA MQFEDXB MQFEDXC MQFEDXD MQFEDXE MQFEDXF MQFEDXG MQFEDXH MQFEDXI MQFEDXJ on Record MINDRESP. Uses wQFACHI on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbftEmployed full time
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1738945.577.0
Part time: lt 30 hrs2220913.623.0
Missing or wild-92621.6Missing
Inapplicable-8637839.3Missing
Valid cases9598Missing cases6640
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSEMP MJBHRS MJBOT MJSHRS on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThis measure is based on total hours, i.e. including both normal and overtime hours. it is computed for both employees and the self employed.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpaygGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1485.501404.7221.6772289.40
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00768247.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.004943.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00717144.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases7682Missing cases8556
Question RouteUses MPAYGW MPAYGL MPAYNW MPAYNL MSPJB MMLSTAT MSEX MJBPENM MJBPEN MIVLYR on Record MINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job (MPAYGL) to monthly amount. if gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, then gross pay is estimated from net pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpaynNet rate of pay per month: last payment
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1097.51729.7517.3317160
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00768247.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.004943.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00717144.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases7682Missing cases8556
Question RouteUses MIVFIO MPAYGW MPAYGL MPAYNW MSEX MMLSTAT MJBPENM MSPJB MAGE MJBPEN PID MIVLYR on Record MINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job (MPAYNL) to a monthly amount. if net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, then net pay is estimated from gross pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpayguUsual gross pay per month: current job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1453.681120.9121.6729794.90
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00817250.3100.0
Inapplicable-8.00717544.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases8172Missing cases8066
Question RouteUses MIVFIO MHGSPN MJBPENM MPAYUSL MPAYG MPAYUG MPAYU MPAYUW MPAYN MMLSTAT MSEX MSPJB MJBSEMP MAGE MJBPEN PID MIVLYR on Record MINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. if last gross payment was the "usual", this is used. if last gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, and this was given as "usual", the gross pay was estimated from net pay, in the light of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. if last payment was not the "usual", "usual payment" was given gross, this was used. if "usual payment" was net, this was converted as above at MPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable MPAYGUI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpaynuUsual net pay per month: current job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1080.24707.2317.3317160
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00817250.3100.0
Inapplicable-8.00717544.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases8172Missing cases8066
Question RouteUses MIVFIO MHGSPN MJBPENM MPAYUSL MPAYN MPAYG MPAYUG MPAYU MPAYUW MMLSTAT MSEX MSPJB MJBSEMP MAGE MJBPEN PID MIVLYR on Record MINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. if the last net payment was the usual, then this is used. if last net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, and this was usual, then net pay is estimated from gross pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. if last payment was not the usual, then if usual payment is given net, this is used. Otherwise, if usual payment is given gross, then this is converted as above at MPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable MPAYNUI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or - 8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpaygtyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept this year
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1436.901223.60033333.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0056.3.6
Amount stated1.00914956.399.4
Inapplicable-8.00614237.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases9205Missing cases7033
Question RouteUses MIVFIO MJBSTAT MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSEMP MJSACCS MJBPROF MJSPAYG MJBPENM MMLSTAT MSEX MPAYGU MJTYID on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJHSTAT MJHGPAY on Record MJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2003. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees MPAYGU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit. if current job spell started after 1.9.2003, then this variable is equal to value of MJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable MPAYGTI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpayglyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1449.101776.660103920
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0074.5.8
Amount stated1.00883154.499.2
Inapplicable-8.00644239.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases8905Missing cases7333
Question RouteUses MHGSPN MJBSTAT MJBPENM MMLSTAT MSEX MAGE MJBOFF MJBHAS MJBSEMP MJSACCS MJSPROF MJSPAYG MJSPRBM MJSPRBY4 MJSPREM MJSPAYL MPAYLY MPAYLYW MPAYLYG MCJSBLY MSPJB MJLYID MPAYGU PID MIVLYR MIVFIO MCJSBLY on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJHSTAT MJHGPAY on Record MJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYGTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2002. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees MPAYLY is used, converted from net to gross where necessary, and for the self employed the current pay or profit. if current job spell started after 1.9.2002, then this variable is equal to the value of MJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable MPAYGLI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpayntyUsual monthly net pay: Sept this year
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1073786.05020235.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0056.3.6
Amount stated1.00916956.599.4
Missing or wild-9.0010.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00611237.6Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases9225Missing cases7013
Question RouteUses MIVFIO MJBSTAT MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSEMP MJSACCS MJBPROF MJSPAYG MJBPENM MMLSTAT MSEX MSPJB MPAYNU MJTYID on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJHSTAT MJHGPAY on Record MJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2003. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees MPAYNU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. if the current job spell started after 1.9.2003, then this variable is equal to the value of MJHNPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable MPAYNTYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpaynlyUsual monthly net pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1087.871096.30062746
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0073.4.8
Amount stated1.00883254.499.2
Missing or wild-9.001.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00644139.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases8905Missing cases7333
Question RouteUses PID MIVLYR MIVFIO MCJSBLY MHGSPN MJBSTAT MJBPENM MMLSTAT MSEX MJBOFF MJBHAS MJBSEMP MJACCS MJSPROF MJSPAYG MJSPRBM MJSPRBY4 MJSPREM MJSPAYL MPAYLY MPAYLYW MPAYLYG MSPJB MJLYID MPAYNU MAGE on record MINDRESP. Uses MJHSTAT MJHNPAY ON Record MJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYNTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2002. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees answer to MPAYLY is used, converted from gross to net where necessary, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. if current job spell started after 1.9.2002, then this variable is equal to the value of MJHNPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable MPAYNLI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjsprofMonthly self employed profit
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1307.632162.44033333.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-81444588.96Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
[Value >= 0]9025.55100.0
Total16238100.00
Valid cases902Missing cases15336
Question RouteUses MJBSEMP MJSACCS MJSPRF MJSPRBM MJSPRBY4 MJSPREM MJSPREY4 on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed profit variable for self- employed respondents who draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self-employed, and the self employed who do not draw up accounts. (cf. MJSPAYG). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here MJSPROFI) takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A. This variable only shows positive profits. Where the variable MJSPRLS indicates that the amount is a loss, then MJSPROF takes the value 0, and the compute amount is given at MJSLOSS. Change of source variables from Wave 7 onwards.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjslossAmount: self-employment losses
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
21.72268.6105094.08
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004212.697.7
Amount stated1.0010.12.3
Missing or wild-9.007004.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.001421687.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases431Missing cases15807
Question RouteUses MJBSEMP MJSACCS MJSPRF MJSPRBM MJSPRBY4 MJSPREM MJSPREY4 MJSPROF MJSPRLS on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for MJSPROF.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjspaygMonthly self employed gross pay
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1038.721033.52205000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-81512293.13Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
[Value >= 0]2251.39100.0
Total16238100.00
Valid cases225Missing cases16013
Question RouteUses MJBSEMP MJSACCS MJSPAYU MJSPAYW MJSPYTX MJSPYNI MJSHRS MIVFIO on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed gross pay variable if a self-employed respondent does not draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self employed, and the self employed who draw up accounts. (cf. MJSPROF). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here MJSPAYG) takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A. Change of source variables from Wave 7 onwards.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mcjstenLength (days) current labour market sp.
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2892.763502.14029305
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0013.1.1
Amount stated1.001512393.199.9
Missing or wild-9.002111.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases15136Missing cases1102
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBBGD MJBBGM MJBBGY4 MJBSEMP MJSBGD MJSBGM MJSBGY4 MCJSBGD MCJSBGM MCJSBGY4 MDOID MDOIM on Record MINDRESP
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures the length of time in the current labour market spell, whether, employee, self employed or not employed in number of days. Where day is missing, this is assumed to be one. For years before 2002, where month is missing, this is assumed to be July.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mcjswk9Weeks in current spell: year to 1.9.2003
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.4116.36052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.008605.35.6
Amount stated1.001445989.094.4
Missing or wild-9.0028.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases15319Missing cases919
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSEMP MJBSTAT MJBBGD MJBBGM MJBBGY MJSBGD MJSBGM MJSBGY4 MCJSBGD MCJSBGM MCJSBGY4 MCJSBLY MJLYID MJTYID on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures number of weeks in current labour market spell which fell into reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) . Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlidIdentifier of latest job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0986060.765.1
Job spell 115053.13.3
Job spell 2232.2.2
Job spell 332.0.0
Job spell 441.0.0
Last job - L361260.4.4
See AJLID139716.06.4
See BJLID14105.6.7
See CJLID1593.6.6
See DJLID16104.6.7
See EJLID1795.6.6
See FJLID18103.6.7
See GJLID1998.6.6
See HJLID20119.7.8
See IJLID2111567.17.6
See JJLID222851.81.9
See KJLID2310896.77.2
See LJLID244792.93.2
Missing or wild-93462.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73262.0Missing
Never had a job-34092.5Missing
Valid cases15157Missing cases1081
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSTAT MCJSBLY MNJBS MJBHAD on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT on Record MJOBHIST. Uses wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJLID on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteProvides a means of identifying the latest job (i.e. the current job or the most recent if not currently employed).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.2002
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job01176772.576.7
Job spell 11273316.817.8
Job spell 226003.73.9
Job spell 331771.11.2
Job spell 4447.3.3
Job spell 5511.1.1
Job spell 665.0.0
Job spell 772.0.0
Job spell 882.0.0
Job spell 993.0.0
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15347Missing cases891
Question RouteUses MJBSTAT MCJSBLY MCJSBGD MCJSBGM MCJSBGY4 MIVFIO on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies the respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 2002. (i.e. it identifies the current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.2002, and the relevant MJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjtyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.2003
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job01462390.195.5
Job spell 116544.04.3
Job spell 2231.2.2
Job spell 333.0.0
Job spell 551.0.0
Missing or wild-935.2Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15312Missing cases926
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSEMP MJBSTAT MJBBGD MJBBGM MJBBGY MJSBGD MJSBGM MJSBGY4 MCJSBGD MCJSBGM MCJSBGY4 MCJSBLY on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHBGD MJHBGM MJHBGY4 MJHSTAT on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 2003. (i.e. identifies current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.2003, and relevant MJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbsegSocio economic group: present job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large17.0.1
Managers,large28825.49.0
Employers,small32211.42.3
Managers,small45843.66.0
Professional Self-em5117.71.2
Professional employe64142.54.2
Int. non-manual,work714078.714.4
Int. non-man,foreman83342.13.4
Junior non-manual9192911.919.7
Personal service wrk106864.27.0
Foreman manual113972.44.1
Skilled manual wkrs128935.59.1
Semi-skilled manual138615.38.8
Unskilled manual wkr143322.03.4
Own account wkrs155373.35.5
Farmers - employers,1631.2.3
Farmers - own accoun1770.4.7
Agricultural workers1856.3.6
Members of armed for1921.1.2
Missing or wild-985.5Missing
Inapplicable-8637439.3Missing
Valid cases9779Missing cases6459
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteCASOC computes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbgoldGoldthorpe Social Class: present job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher113118.116.0
Service class,lower2176310.921.5
Routine non-manual e311397.013.9
Personal service wor47644.79.3
Sml props w employee51551.01.9
Sml props w/o employ64152.65.1
Farmers,Smallholders783.51.0
Foreman,Technicians85903.67.2
Skilled manual worke95793.67.1
Semi,unskilled manua1013708.416.7
Agricultural workers1134.2.4
Missing or wild-977.5Missing
Inapplicable-8795849.0Missing
Valid cases8203Missing cases8035
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteCASOC computes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbrgscRG Social Class: present job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ15343.35.5
technic2316919.532.4
Skilled non-manual3230014.223.5
Skilled manual4189811.719.4
Partly skilled occ514729.115.1
Unskilled occ63852.43.9
Armed forces721.1.2
Missing or wild-985.5Missing
Inapplicable-8637439.3Missing
Valid cases9779Missing cases6459
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteCASOC computes Registrar General's Social Class for jobs based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbiscoInternational SOC : present job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases8203Missing cases8035
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Computed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbcssmCambridge Scale males : present job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
36.1517.991.3090.32
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00820350.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.0077.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00795849.0Missing
Valid cases8203Missing cases8035
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbcssfCambridge Scale females : present job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
36.7819.081.3498.85
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00820350.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.0077.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00795849.0Missing
Valid cases8203Missing cases8035
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbhgsHope - Goldthorpe Scale : present job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
47.0516.21082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.008.0.1
Amount stated1.00819550.599.9
Missing or wild-9.0077.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00795849.0Missing
Valid cases8203Missing cases8035
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1984) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbsecSocio-Economic Class: current job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org107.0.1
Higher managerial203091.93.2
Higher prof tradn'l313692.33.8
Higher prof new emp321981.22.0
High prof trad s.emp33115.71.2
High prof new s.emp3412.1.1
Lower Prof trad emps4112557.712.8
Lower Prof new emps4273.4.7
Lwr Prof trad s.emp43139.91.4
Lower Prof new s.emp4412.1.1
Lower manag occupns507124.47.3
Hgher supervis occup602521.62.6
admin717244.57.4
serv725213.25.3
aux73138.81.4
Intermed engineering7456.3.6
Emp,small (non-prof)812201.42.2
Emp,small (agricult)8223.1.2
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)915713.55.8
Own acct wkrs(agric)9290.6.9
Lwr supervis occups1005913.66.0
Lwr technical craft1113332.13.4
Lwr tech process op11268.4.7
Semi-routine sales1215913.66.0
Semi-routine service1225663.55.8
Semi-routine tech12388.5.9
Semi-routine op1241931.22.0
Semi-routine agric12526.2.3
Semi-routine cleri126145.91.5
Semi-rtne childcare127148.91.5
serv1312671.62.7
Routine production132115.71.2
Routine technical1334472.84.6
Routine operative1343902.44.0
Routine agricultrl13515.1.2
Missing or wild-912.1Missing
Inapplicable-8644739.7Missing
Valid cases9779Missing cases6459
Question RouteUses MJBSOC MJBSEMP MJBBOSS MJBMNGR MJBSIZE on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee full Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnjbwksAnnual weeks employed: year to Sept 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
30.6024.92052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00568735.037.2
Amount stated1.00961859.262.8
Missing or wild-9.0042.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases15305Missing cases933
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MCJSBLY MCJSWK9 MJLYID MJBSTAT on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSPW on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of employment in reference year (1.9.2002 - 31.8.2003). The measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnjuwksAnnual weeks unemployed: year to Sept 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.437.46052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001453389.594.8
Amount stated1.007974.95.2
Missing or wild-9.0017.1Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases15330Missing cases908
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MCJSBLY MCJSWK9 MJLYID MJBSTAT on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSPW on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of unemployment in reference year (1.9.2002 - 31.8.2003). Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnjiwksAnnual weeks inactive: year to Sept 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
20.0424.79052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00894855.158.4
Amount stated1.00637439.341.6
Missing or wild-9.0025.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases15322Missing cases916
Question RouteUses MJBHAS MJBOFF MCJSBLY MCJSWK9 MJLYID MJBSTAT on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSPW on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of economically inactive (i.e. not in employment or unemployed) in reference year (1.9.2002 - 31.8.2003). Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnjbnewNo. different employers: year to Sept 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0573035.337.3
1844952.055.1
210176.36.6
3132.8.9
413.1.1
56.0.0
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15347Missing cases891
Question RouteUses MJLYID MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSTAT MCJSWK9 on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSPW on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of jobs with distinct employers, (or self- employment spells) held in reference year (1.9.2002 - 1.9.2003).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnjbspNo. employment spells: year to Sept 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0569335.137.1
1783748.351.1
216049.910.5
31881.21.2
418.1.1
57.0.0
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15347Missing cases891
Question RouteUses MJLYID MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSTAT MCJSWK9 on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSPW on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of separate jobs (including self-employment spells) held in reference year (1.9.2002 - 1.9.2003). Different jobs held with the same employer are each counted.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnjuspNo. unemployment spells: year to Sept 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None01449289.294.4
17994.95.2
248.3.3
36.0.0
42.0.0
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15347Missing cases891
Question RouteUses MJLYID MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSTAT MCJSWK9 on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSPW on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of separate unemployment spells in reference year (1.9.2002 - 1.9.2003).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mnjispNo. inactive spells: year to Sept 1
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0915156.459.6
1599536.939.1
21821.11.2
318.1.1
41.0.0
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15347Missing cases891
Question RouteUses MJLYID MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSTAT MCJSWK9 on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSPW on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of separate economically inactive (i.e. not in employment or unemployed) spells in reference year (1.9.2002 - 1.9.2003).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbstatlEmployment status on Sept 1, year ago
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.05Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Self employed111957.367.79
In paid employ2747946.0648.76
Unemployed34682.883.05
Retired4306318.8619.97
Maternity leave5710.440.46
Family care611206.907.3
FT studt, school710426.426.79
LT sick, disabld87284.484.75
Govt trng scheme9230.140.15
Something else101490.920.97
Total16238100.00
Valid cases15338Missing cases900
Question RouteUses MJLYID MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSTAT on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT MJHSEMP on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEquivalent to MJBSTAT, for 1.9.2002. if MJLYID = 0, MJBSTATL is MJBSTAT, if MJLYID is greater than 0, then MJBSTAT is based on MJHSTAT for the job history spell referenced
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbstattEmployment status on Sept 1, this year
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Self employed110846.77.1
In paid employ2767147.250.1
Unemployed35033.13.3
Retired4319219.720.8
Maternity leave564.4.4
Family care611266.97.4
FT studt, school78385.25.5
LT sick, disabld86994.34.6
Govt trng scheme931.2.2
Something else10103.6.7
Missing or wild-935.2Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases15311Missing cases927
Question RouteUses MJTYID MJBHAS MJBOFF MJBSTAT on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJSPNO MJHSTAT on Record MJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteEquivalent to MJBSTAT, for 1.9.2003. if MJTYID = 0, MJBSTATT is MJBSTAT, if MJTYID is greater than 0, then MJBSTAT is based on MJHSTAT for the job history spell referenced
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjbsoclyOccupation (SOC): job on 1.9.2002
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases7508Missing cases8730
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee Appendix to Vol. A for coding frame.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlsegSocio economic group: last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large21.01.7
Managers,small41.01.7
Professional employe61.01.7
Int. non-manual,work74.06.8
Int. non-man,foreman83.05.1
Junior non-manual911.118.6
Personal service wrk103.05.1
Foreman manual112.03.4
Skilled manual wkrs126.010.2
Semi-skilled manual1312.120.3
Unskilled manual wkr148.013.6
Own account wkrs153.05.1
Farmers - own accoun171.01.7
Agricultural workers181.01.7
Members of armed for192.03.4
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-81528594.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases59Missing cases16179
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteSee notes for MJBSEG.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlgoldGoldthorpe Social Class: last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher11.03.0
Service class,lower24.012.1
Routine non-manual e35.015.2
Personal service wor42.06.1
Sml props w/o employ61.03.0
Foreman,Technicians84.012.1
Skilled manual worke92.06.1
Semi,unskilled manua1014.142.4
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-81531194.3Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases16205
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteSee notes for MJBGOLD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlrgscRG Social Class: last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11.01.7
technic29.115.3
Skilled non-manual315.125.4
Skilled manual48.013.6
Partly skilled occ516.127.1
Unskilled occ68.013.6
Armed Forces72.03.4
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-81528594.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases59Missing cases16179
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteSee note for MJBRGSC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjliscoInternational SOC : last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases33Missing cases16205
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. See note for MJBISCO, and Notes on Derived Variables in Appendix and coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlcssmCambridge Scale males : last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.0815.5411.6863.74
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0033.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.003.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.001531194.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases16205
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteSee note for MJBCSSM. See Vol. A for details. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlcssfCambridge Scale females : last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.5416.3711.5268.26
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0033.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.003.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.001531194.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases16205
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteSee note for MJBCSSM. See Vol. A for details. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlhgsHope - Goldthorpe Scale : last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.0515.2722.9570.92
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0033.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.003.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.001531194.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.008915.5Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases16205
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteSee note for MJBHGS. See Vol. A for details. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1984) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjlsecSocio-Economic Class: last job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher prof tradn'l311.01.7
Higher prof new emp321.01.7
Lower Prof trad emps413.05.1
Lower Prof new emps422.03.4
Hgher supervis occup602.03.4
admin717.011.9
serv722.03.4
aux731.01.7
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)913.05.1
Own acct wkrs(agric)921.01.7
Lwr supervis occups1003.05.1
Lwr technical craft1111.01.7
Semi-routine sales1212.03.4
Semi-routine service1226.010.2
Semi-routine tech1231.01.7
Semi-routine op1243.05.1
Semi-routine agric1251.01.7
Semi-routine cleri1262.03.4
serv1313.05.1
Routine production1324.06.8
Routine technical1334.06.8
Routine operative1346.010.2
Inapplicable-81528894.1Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases59Missing cases16179
Question RouteUses MJLSOC MJLSEMP MJLBOSS MJLMNGR MJLSIZE on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteSee full Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18