Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 5,445 Show data context 5,680 Show data context 4,810 Show data context
Class 2 28,700 Show data context 20,109 Show data context 19,360 Show data context
Class 3 134,220 Show data context 111,893 Show data context 76,550 Show data context
Class 4 33,657 Show data context 42,964 Show data context 31,010 Show data context
Class 5 39,890 Show data context 23,944 Show data context 17,350 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Manchester MB/CB through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th July 2020