Social Status, based on 1831 occupational statistics
|1831 Occupations grouped by Status||1831|
|Employers & Professionals||5|
|Labourers & Servants||34|
|1831||1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of answers, Table , '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.