Social Grade


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Year Grade A/B Grade C Grade D/E
1951 3,308,709 Show data context 9,936,978 Show data context 5,647,286 Show data context
1971 3,826,500 Show data context 8,528,310 Show data context 4,439,680 Show data context
1981 4,461,497 Show data context 7,753,376 Show data context 3,776,876 Show data context
1991 5,264,087 Show data context 6,683,144 Show data context 3,239,871 Show data context
2001 4,895,050 Show data context 9,448,169 Show data context 4,972,764 Show data context
2011 4,742,904 Show data context 11,197,535 Show data context 5,108,998 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 - 2011 Great Britain Historical GIS Project

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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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Date accessed: 02nd June 2020