Social Grade

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Year Grade A/B Grade C Grade D/E
1951 25,481 Show data context 54,947 Show data context 35,198 Show data context
1971 28,059 Show data context 50,677 Show data context 26,964 Show data context
1981 34,417 Show data context 52,136 Show data context 25,366 Show data context
1991 42,261 Show data context 51,911 Show data context 25,350 Show data context
2001 35,752 Show data context 78,226 Show data context 33,698 Show data context
2011 33,821 Show data context 86,046 Show data context 35,960 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 - 2011 Census of Population

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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, Somerset through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Grade, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10089827/cube/SOCIAL_GRADE

Date accessed: 16th September 2019