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OCCSOC
Occupation, SOC classification

Description

OCCSOC reports the person's primary occupation, classified according to the 1998 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system for 2000-2009 and according to the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) for 2010 onward. For workers employed during the previous week, the data refer to the job at which the person worked the greatest number of hours. For persons who were unemployed or out of the labor force, the data refer to the most recent job, if it was within the previous five years.

The variable OCC provides a numeric occupational classification that is nearly identical to the OCCSOC scheme. The correspondence between the OCC and OCCSOC codes in the 2000 census samples is recorded in a 2000 census crosswalk. The same correspondences are available for the ACS/PRCS samples as a 2000-2010 ACS/PRCS crosswalk and 2010-onward ACS/PRCS crosswalk.

Codes

OCCSOC is a 6-digit alphanumeric string variable which reports the person's primary occupation, classified according to the 1998 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system for 2000-2009 and according to the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) for 2010 onward. OCCSOC specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below if applicable by Census year (and data sample if specified).

OCCSOC Specific Variable Codes
See links below for details regarding OCCSOC codes:
OCCSOC codes for the 2000 Census
OCCSOC codes for the ACS/PRCS

Comparability

This variable is only available in the 2000 census, the ACS and the PRCS and is generally comparable across these years and samples. Small changes between ACS years are noted on the corresponding OCCSOC codes page.

User caution: OCCSOC contains alphabetic characters (See OCC for a fully numeric classification of occupations).

Universe

  • Persons age 16+ who had worked within the previous five years.

Availability

United States
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: ACS; ACS 3yr; ACS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2004: All samples
  • 2003: All samples
  • 2002: All samples
  • 2001: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1960: --
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --
  • 1900: --
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: PRCS; PRCS 3yr; PRCS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

QOCC 

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.