Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 4,793 Show data context 7,680 Show data context 10,240 Show data context
Class 2 26,705 Show data context 26,666 Show data context 38,420 Show data context
Class 3 99,920 Show data context 88,416 Show data context 107,240 Show data context
Class 4 31,013 Show data context 31,818 Show data context 39,620 Show data context
Class 5 22,997 Show data context 12,442 Show data context 14,680 Show data context
Class not stated 3,320 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 27 , 'Social Class distribution of Occupied and Retired Males aged 15 and over', for 'AC, MB, UD, RD'
1961 1961 Census of England and Wales, Occupations County Leaflets, Table 5 , 'Socio-economic Group (Numbers and Proportions) of Economically Active Males and Economically Inactive Males (stating an occupation)', for 'AC, LAA, County Aggregates, Con, NT (10% sample)'
1971 Census of Population

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Occupational Data from various dates classified into the Registrar General's Social Classification.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Worcestershire AdmC through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 10th December 2019