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Dissemination media and availability

Similar to SOC90, SOC2000 had been published in 2 volumes.

Volume 1 describes the classification, lists the structure and gives detailed descriptions of the unit groups.

Volume 2 is the coding index: an alphabetical list of over 26,000 job titles, each one linked to a unit group of both the 1990 and 2000 editions of the classification.

The inclusion of 2 codes was a new feature for the occupation classification and has been introduced to help users make the transition from SOC90 to SOC2000, especially those wanting to assign codes from both classifications in one operation.

Both volumes were published at the beginning of June 2000. The SOC2000 volumes can be downloaded from this page.

The Institute for Employment Research has developed CASCOT coding software that can be used to assist with coding to SOC and the standard industrial classification (SIC). More information on this can be found in the “External links” section of this page.

To achieve good-quality occupation coding, the following information is required:

  • a job title

  • a description of the work

  • the nature of business of the employer

  • higher qualifications and membership professional bodies (especially for accountants and engineers)

  • the number of employees in employing organisation (for coding to the unit group for directors and chief executives (major organisations)

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