Census Data

Valence: NS-SeC

Location Type: Electoral Wards/Divisions, ONS Geographic Code: E05014069

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Key Facts

All Residents 15,481
Male 7,409
Female 8,072
Households 5,289
Population Density (people/km2) 10,265.2
Table Codets062
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options10

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 years and over in England and Wales by National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC). The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) indicates a person's socio-economic position based on their occupation and other job characteristics.

It is an Office for National Statistics standard classification. NS-SEC categories are assigned based on a person's occupation, whether employed, self-employed, or supervising other employees.

Full-time students are recorded in the "full-time students" category regardless of whether they are economically active.

Quality Statement

As Census 2021 was during a unique period of rapid change, take care when using this data for planning purposes.
Read more in our Labour market quality information for Census 2021 methodology.

National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC): Total: All usual residents aged 16 years and over 11,368
L1, L2 and L3 Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 668
L4, L5 and L6 Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 1,616
L7 Intermediate occupations 1,191
L8 and L9 Small employers and own account workers 1,433
L10 and L11 Lower supervisory and technical occupations 647
L12 Semi-routine occupations 1,471
L13 Routine occupations 1,616
L14.1 and L14.2 Never worked and long-term unemployed 1,575
L15 Full-time students 1,151

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