Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 482 Show data context 370 Show data context 250 Show data context
Class 2 2,855 Show data context 2,043 Show data context 1,790 Show data context
Class 3 7,306 Show data context 5,690 Show data context 5,540 Show data context
Class 4 1,657 Show data context 2,118 Show data context 2,030 Show data context
Class 5 1,736 Show data context 1,219 Show data context 860 Show data context
Class not stated 560 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: 01st April 2020