Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 21,522 Show data context 26,550 Show data context 25,340 Show data context
Class 2 108,166 Show data context 103,124 Show data context 86,910 Show data context
Class 3 387,517 Show data context 378,918 Show data context 190,660 Show data context
Class 4 99,309 Show data context 139,412 Show data context 64,570 Show data context
Class 5 99,333 Show data context 64,405 Show data context 24,740 Show data context
Class not stated 11,810 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, Essex AdmC through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 09th August 2020