Census Data

London: NS-SeC

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000007

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Key Facts

All Residents 8,799,728
Male 4,268,106
Female 4,531,622
Households 3,423,892
Population Density (people/km2) 5,597.6
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 7,103,985
L1, L2 and L3 Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 1,246,931
L4, L5 and L6 Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 1,461,688
L7 Intermediate occupations 693,967
L8 and L9 Small employers and own account workers 793,247
L10 and L11 Lower supervisory and technical occupations 274,709
L12 Semi-routine occupations 615,668
L13 Routine occupations 615,256
L14.1 and L14.2 Never worked and long-term unemployed 731,530
L15 Full-time students 670,989

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