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Table 5 Proportion of job titles coded as glass and ceramics workers in the NorStOP cohort in 2002 and in the 1981 Census for Stoke-on-Trent

From: Validity of two simple measures for estimating life-course socio-economic position in cross-sectional postal survey data in an older population: results from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)

Code Longest job titles coded in NorStOP cohort*, aged 51–90 in 2002 Age Code Job titles coded in 1981 Census for Stoke-on-Trent, aged 30–69 Age
   All 5160 6170 7180 8190    All 3039 4049 5059 6069
  Total 2628 1185 927 448 68   Total 91300 26930 22430 25350 16590
5491 Glass & ceramic makers, decorators & finishers 235 83 99 46 7 264 Foremen - Glass & ceramics furnacemen, kilnsetters 50 0 30 0 20
8112 Glass & ceramic process operatives 12 4 7 0 1 266 Foremen – Casters & other pottery makers 590 130 110 210 140
8139 Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c. Assembler, pottery 23 11 7 4 1 271 Foremen – Other making & repairing glass & ceramics 80 0 40 20 20
8139 Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c. Handler 6 2 2 0 2 274 Glass & ceramics furnacemen & workers - Glass & ceramics furnacemen, kilnsetters 1730 440 410 470 410
9139 Labourers in process and plant operations n.e.c. (with “pottery” in longest job title or area of work) 9 5 4 0 0 276 Glass & ceramics furnacemen & workers - Casters & other pottery makers 2280 650 610 670 350
        323 Other making & repairing - Glass & ceramics 4010 900 1090 1350 670
        423 Foremen - Pottery decorators 50 0 0 30 20
        427 Pottery decorators 3050 860 930 590 670
        541 Labourers & unskilled workers n.e.c. – Glass & ceramics 1680 330 250 590 510
Total glass & ceramics workers   285 105 119 50 11 Total glass & ceramics workers   13520 3310 3470 3930 2810
Percentage of NorStOP cohort aged 51–90 reporting longest job as a glass or ceramics worker   10.8 8.9 12.8 11.2 16.2 Percentage of 1981 Stoke-on-Trent Census aged 30–69 classified as a glass or ceramics worker   14.8 12.3 15.5 15.5 16.9
  1. *Quantitative data from postal survey Health Questionnaire. **Data from the 1981 Census Commissioned Table for Stoke-on-Trent was a 10% sample, hence the Census data presented here are grossed up by a factor of 10.