Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 3,893 Show data context 4,860 Show data context 7,060 Show data context
Class 2 13,957 Show data context 13,142 Show data context 21,220 Show data context
Class 3 51,996 Show data context 41,637 Show data context 45,320 Show data context
Class 4 18,155 Show data context 21,149 Show data context 22,020 Show data context
Class 5 12,672 Show data context 7,254 Show data context 7,120 Show data context
Class not stated 10,280 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Oxfordshire AdmC through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 27th May 2022