- Social Status
The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification which is derived by combining information on occupation and employment status.
Employment status is created by combining data on whether an individual is an employer, self-employed or an employee, size of organisation (where collected) and supervisory status.
NS-SEC 1-2 refers to the upper social grades, NS-SEC 6-8 refers to to the lower social grades. For more information on NS-SEC go to: https://www.ons.gov.uk/methodology/classificationsandstandards/standardoccupationalclassificationsoc/soc2010