Census Data

Rotherham: Occupation

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000018

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Key Facts

All Residents 265,807
Male 130,260
Female 135,547
Households 113,925
Population Density (people/km2) 927.7
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 117,801
1. Managers, directors and senior officials 11,944
2. Professional occupations 17,917
3. Associate professional and technical occupations 13,092
4. Administrative and secretarial occupations 11,147
5. Skilled trades occupations 14,872
6. Caring, leisure and other service occupations 12,344
7. Sales and customer service occupations 11,216
8. Process, plant and machine operatives 11,374
9. Elementary occupations 13,895

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