Table 1

Percentage of population by age, gender and NS-SEC (total number of people 34.15 million)

20–2930–3940–4950–5960–69Sum
Female, NS-SEC
 Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations2.7%4.2%4.1%3.1%2.2%16.3%
 Intermediate occupations2.1%2.5%3.2%2.7%2.5%12.9%
 Routine and manual occupations3.1%2.6%3.3%3.2%3.4%15.6%
Never worked and long-term unemployed2.7%1.1%0.9%0.5%0.4%5.6%
Sum10.6%10.4%11.5%9.5%8.5%50.4%
Male, NS-SEC
 Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations2.6%4.3%4.4%3.4%2.8%17.6%
 Intermediate occupations1.7%2.1%2.6%2.2%2.0%10.6%
 Routine and manual occupations3.7%3.2%3.6%3.3%3.2%16.9%
Never worked and long-term unemployed2.5%0.7%0.6%0.4%0.2%4.5%
Sum10.6%10.3%11.3%9.3%8.1%49.6%
  • Data were obtained from the Office for National Statistics census 2011 database.17

  • NS-SEC, National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification.