Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 40,449 Show data context 40,890 Show data context 33,350 Show data context
Class 2 110,709 Show data context 115,910 Show data context 82,660 Show data context
Class 3 283,316 Show data context 263,310 Show data context 122,900 Show data context
Class 4 57,097 Show data context 77,967 Show data context 37,440 Show data context
Class 5 46,622 Show data context 26,324 Show data context 12,500 Show data context
Class not stated 8,960 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, Surrey AdmC through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th August 2020