This page includes the Surrey-specific data from the national 2021 Census release which has been prepared by the SCC Population Insight team.
A summary of the occupation and socio-economic classification (NS-SEC) of Surrey residents from the 2021 Census is also available on Surrey-i.
A summary of the industries which employed Surrey residents at the time of the 2021 Census is also available on Surrey-i.
Classifies people aged 16 years and over who were in employment between 15 March and 21 March 2021 by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code that represents their current industry or business. The SIC code is assigned based on the information provided about a firm or organisation's main activity.
The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) indicates a person's socioeconomic 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.
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.
Source: Labour market and travel to work: Census 2021 in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)