Social Grade

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Year Grade A/B Grade C Grade D/E
1951 7,520 Show data context 38,951 Show data context 29,405 Show data context
1971 11,003 Show data context 45,168 Show data context 18,846 Show data context
1981 13,184 Show data context 40,344 Show data context 17,024 Show data context
1991 15,561 Show data context 31,173 Show data context 15,764 Show data context
2001 14,637 Show data context 38,334 Show data context 24,562 Show data context
2011 11,963 Show data context 43,265 Show data context 25,677 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 Census of Population EW1951COU_M27
1971 1971 Census of Great Britain, Economic activity Vol.5, Table 37 , 'Males by area of usual residence and socio-economic class (10% sample)', for 'GB, EW, S, Regions, con, AC, LAA'
1981 - 2001 Census of Population
2011 Office for National Statistics, NOMIS Official Labour Market Statistics (LC6124EW)

 

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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. Limitatio...


ns of the data reported in 1951 mean we can report only on male workers.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Rotherham District through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Grade, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th May 2018