Social Grade

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Year Grade A/B Grade C Grade D/E
1951 4,935 Show data context 8,245 Show data context 4,311 Show data context
1971 11,760 Show data context 10,053 Show data context 4,223 Show data context
1981 13,318 Show data context 9,321 Show data context 3,177 Show data context
1991 14,271 Show data context 8,491 Show data context 2,610 Show data context
2001 11,664 Show data context 11,935 Show data context 3,322 Show data context
2011 11,478 Show data context 12,545 Show data context 3,223 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, Chiltern District through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Grade, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd October 2018