nCube : Social Grade

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Identifier:
N_SOCIAL_GRADE
Name:
Social Grade
Type:
nCube (N)
Root unit:
Great Britain ( Show data )
Additive:
Yes
Cube Display:
Yes
Cube Download:
Yes
Text:
We combine here modern census statistics, based on people's occupations but classified according to the Market Research Society's system of Social Grades, with historical data reported using the broadly equivalent Registrar-General's Social Classification. Combining the two systems means we have to merge professionals and managers into Grade A/B; cannot divide skilled and supervisory workers into manual and non-manual; and must merge unskilled and semi-skilled manual workers with those on benefits, etc. Limitations of the data reported in 1951 mean we can report only on male workers.

Data available for download:

Data for these unit types and dates are available to UK Federation members for download — select one:

Unit Type Date Data Count

1951 12

1971 12

1981 12

1991 12

2001 12

2011 12

1951 33

1971 33

1981 33

1991 33

2001 33

2011 33

1951 111

1971 111

1981 111

1991 111

2001 111

2011 111

1951 1140

1971 1140

1981 1140

1991 1140

2001 1140

2011 1140

nCube " Social Grade " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_SOC Social Structure

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_WKG_AGE_M All Males of Working Age



nCube " Social Grade " contains:


Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_SOCIAL_GRADE Social Grade (simplified)



Social Grade: Data map listing


Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
SOCIAL_GRADE:AB 1 Grade A/B
SOCIAL_GRADE:C 1 Grade C
SOCIAL_GRADE:DE 1 Grade D/E