New Consumer Classification System (NCCS)
The New Consumer Classification System or the New SEC system is used to classify households in India.
It is based on two variables:
- Education of chief wage earner
- Number of “consumer durables” (from a predefined list) - owned by the family. The list has 11 items, ranging from ‘electricity connection’ and ‘agricultural land’- to cars and air conditioners.
Below are the 11 items owned or have access to by respondents, and are considered while classifying households in India:
- Electricity Connection
- Ceiling Fan
- LPG Stove
- Two Wheeler
- Colour TV
- Washing Machine
- Personal Computer/ Laptop
- Air Conditioner
- Agricultural Land
There are 12 grades in the NCCS - A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2, E1, E2, and E3.
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