Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 1,318 Show data context 1,210 Show data context 1,440 Show data context
Class 2 9,043 Show data context 9,711 Show data context 9,230 Show data context
Class 3 19,354 Show data context 15,000 Show data context 16,170 Show data context
Class 4 10,664 Show data context 8,550 Show data context 8,840 Show data context
Class 5 4,986 Show data context 2,751 Show data context 2,830 Show data context
Class not stated 2,090 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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Date accessed: 07th July 2022