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OCCSTRNG
Occupation as transcribed

Codes

This is a 30-character string variable.

Description

OCCSTRNG is an alphabetic variable that preserves the transcription of an individual's response to questions about their occupation. Although the various occupation and industry codes preserve significant detail on occupation and industry, much variation exists in the occupational strings.

OCCSTRNG will primarily be of interest to researchers who are linking census data to other sources, or are investigating occupations at a much more detailed level than offered by the various coding schemes.

The collection of occupation information was extensively covered in the instructions to enumerators. Researchers who are interested in OCCSTRNG should also read the enumerator instructions for assistance in interpreting occupational responses.

Because of the size of this variable (30 columns), users should not select this variable unless it is essential for their research. Users should be aware that some responses are truncated at this length.

Comparability

Information on the comparability of occupational responses is available in the documentation for the variable OCCHISCO.

Universe

  • Canada 1871: All persons with a valid occupation
  • Canada 1881: All persons with a valid occupation
  • Canada 1891: All persons
  • Canada 1901: All persons with a valid occupation
  • Denmark 1787: All persons
  • Denmark 1801: All persons
  • England and Wales 1851 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1851 (100%): All persons
  • Great Britain 1851 (2%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1861 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1861 (100%): All persons
  • Great Britain 1871: All persons
  • Scotland 1881 (100%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1881 (100%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1891 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1891 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1901 (100%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1901 (100%): All persons
  • Great Britain 1911: All persons
  • Iceland 1901: All persons
  • Iceland 1910: All persons
  • Mecklenburg 1819: All persons with a valid occupation
  • Norway 1801: All persons
  • Sweden 1880: All persons
  • Sweden 1890: All persons
  • Sweden 1900: All persons
  • Sweden 1910: All persons
  • United States 1850 (100%): All persons with a valid occupation
  • United States 1850 (1%): All persons with a valid occupation
  • United States 1860: All persons with a valid occupation
  • United States 1870: All persons with a valid occupation
  • United States 1880 (10%): All persons with a valid occupation
  • United States 1880 (100%): All persons with a valid occupation
  • United States 1900: All persons with a valid occupation
  • United States 1910: All persons with a valid occupation

Availability

Canada: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901
Denmark: 1787, 1801
Great Britain: gb1851a, gb1851c, gb1861a, gb1861b, 1871, gb1881a, gb1881b, gb1891a, gb1891b, gb1901a, gb1901b, 1911
Iceland: 1901, 1910
Mecklenburg: 1819
Norway: 1801
Sweden: 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910
United States: us1850a, us1850b, 1860, 1870, us1880a, us1880b, 1900, 1910