Data Dictionary: Census 1970
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Survey: Census 1970
Data Source: Social Explorer & U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T64. Industry [43]
Universe: Employed Civilian Population 16 Years And Over
Table Details
T64. Industry
Universe: Employed Civilian Population 16 Years And Over
Variable Label
T064_001
T064_002
T064_003
T064_004
T064_005
T064_006
T064_007
T064_008
T064_009
T064_010
T064_011
T064_012
T064_013
T064_014
T064_015
T064_016
T064_017
T064_018
T064_019
T064_020
T064_021
T064_022
T064_023
T064_024
T064_025
T064_026
T064_027
T064_028
T064_029
T064_030
T064_031
T064_032
T064_033
T064_034
T064_035
T064_036
T064_037
T064_038
T064_039
T064_040
T064_041
T064_042
T064_043
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; 1970 Census Users’ Guide; U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1970.
 
Work patterns: occupation, industry, and related concepts
Occupation
Ascertained for persons 14 years of age and over in the experienced civilian labor force or in the labor reserve. Employed persons were to report the occupation at which they worked the most hours during the reference week. The experienced unemployed and persons in the labor reserve were to report their last occupation. (Excludes the small number of experienced unemployed persons who last worked more than 10 years ago).

In 1960, respondents were asked to describe what kind of work they were doing, for example, 8th grade English teacher, farmer, grocery checker, etc. In 1970, respondents were asked to give this information and, in addition, to specify their most important activities on duties on the job, such as types, cleans building, sells cars, etc., and to indicate their job title. This additional information was requested so that occupation can be coded more accurately.

Information supplied by respondents is assigned an occupation code by clerks. In 1960, there were 11 major occupation groups and an occupation not reported category (listed below). The major occupation groups were divided into 494 items: 297 specific occupations and 197 subcategories which were mainly industry distributions of 13 specific occupations. Tabulations which present the complete range of specific occupations and subcategories are referred to as detailed occupation tabulations. Other tabulations present intermediate levels of classification, combining specific occupations and subcategories into broader groupings.

The occupation classification scheme employed in 1960 is fully described in Bureau of the Census, 1960 Census of Population, Classified Index of Occupations and Industries, available from the Superintendent of Documents.