Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 4,905 Show data context 5,450 Show data context 4,950 Show data context
Class 2 26,076 Show data context 22,325 Show data context 20,550 Show data context
Class 3 128,872 Show data context 108,792 Show data context 80,170 Show data context
Class 4 33,467 Show data context 48,219 Show data context 36,860 Show data context
Class 5 62,752 Show data context 34,885 Show data context 23,790 Show data context
Class not stated 5,960 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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Date accessed: 23rd May 2022