Social Status, based on 1831 occupational statistics

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1831 Occupations grouped by Status 1831
Employers & Professionals 7 Show data context
Middling Sorts 10 Show data context
Labourers & Servants 31 Show data context
Others 0 Show data context
Date: Source:
1831 1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of answers, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'

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The 1831 census provides information, down to parish-level, on the occupations of males aged over 20 using nine categories. Here we reorganise this information to provide a crude measure of social status, based more on contemporary ideas than on modern definitions of social class: "middling sorts" combines small farmers not employing labourers with both masters and skilled workers in urban manufacturing and handicrafts.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wormshill CP/AP through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Status, based on 1831 occupational statistics, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th October 2014