nCube : Social Class

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.

Social Class
nCube (N)
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Great Britain ( Show data )
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Occupational Data from various dates classified into the Registrar General's Social Classification.

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

1841 25

1951 15

1961 15

1971 18

1951 310

1961 310

1971 354

1841 260

1841 160

1841 15

1841 1605

1951 7350

1961 7103

1971 8196

nCube " Social Class " 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 Class " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_RGSOC Registrar General's Social Class

Social Class: 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
SOC_GEN:c1 1 Class 1
SOC_GEN:c2 1 Class 2
SOC_GEN:c3 1 Class 3
SOC_GEN:c4 1 Class 4
SOC_GEN:c5 1 Class 5
SOC_GEN:ns 1 Class not stated