Census Data

Cymru (Wales): NS-SeC

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: W92000004

Wales added to comparison list.

Go to comparison

Key Facts

All Residents 3,107,494
Male 1,521,004
Female 1,586,490
Households 1,347,114
Population Density (people/km2) 149.9
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 2,559,416
L1, L2 and L3 Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 261,107
L4, L5 and L6 Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 497,440
L7 Intermediate occupations 296,084
L8 and L9 Small employers and own account workers 258,152
L10 and L11 Lower supervisory and technical occupations 159,871
L12 Semi-routine occupations 335,136
L13 Routine occupations 337,686
L14.1 and L14.2 Never worked and long-term unemployed 218,476
L15 Full-time students 195,464

Bar chart not showing properly? Data with large numbers of options really needs a wider screen. Try rotating your fondleslab into landscape mode and refreshing the page.

censusdata.uk is a Good Stuff website Sat, 13 Jul 2024 19:42:25 +0100