Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 4,712 Show data context 5,180 Show data context 6,230 Show data context
Class 2 21,083 Show data context 15,371 Show data context 19,160 Show data context
Class 3 84,213 Show data context 73,803 Show data context 62,930 Show data context
Class 4 18,333 Show data context 25,391 Show data context 21,520 Show data context
Class 5 23,465 Show data context 13,835 Show data context 10,990 Show data context
Class not stated 2,860 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, Bristol MB/CB through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2021