Census Data

Manchester: Occupation

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000003

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Key Facts

All Residents 551,938
Male 274,061
Female 277,877
Households 214,729
Population Density (people/km2) 4,772.7
Table Codets063
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options10

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census in England and Wales by occupation. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


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 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.

Occupation (current): Total: All usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census 234,283
1. Managers, directors and senior officials 20,368
2. Professional occupations 55,875
3. Associate professional and technical occupations 31,626
4. Administrative and secretarial occupations 18,837
5. Skilled trades occupations 15,576
6. Caring, leisure and other service occupations 23,595
7. Sales and customer service occupations 21,720
8. Process, plant and machine operatives 15,035
9. Elementary occupations 31,651

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