Social Grade

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Year Grade A/B Grade C Grade D/E
1951 13,761 Show data context 28,176 Show data context 21,381 Show data context
1971 11,319 Show data context 22,775 Show data context 12,473 Show data context
1981 12,170 Show data context 20,617 Show data context 10,297 Show data context
1991 12,585 Show data context 17,274 Show data context 8,722 Show data context
2001 9,770 Show data context 27,625 Show data context 13,847 Show data context
2011 9,193 Show data context 30,871 Show data context 14,737 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 Census of Population EW1951COU_M27
1971 1971 Census of Great Britain, Economic activity Vol.5, Table 37 , 'Males by area of usual residence and socio-economic class (10% sample)', for 'GB, EW, S, Regions, con, AC, LAA'
1981 - 2001 Census of Population
2011 Office for National Statistics, NOMIS Official Labour Market Statistics (LC6124EW)

 

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We combine here modern census statistics, based on people's occupations but classified according to the Market Research Society's system of Social Grades, with historical data reported using the broadly equivalent Registrar-General's Social Classification. Combining the two systems means we have to merge professionals and managers into Grade A/B; cannot divide skilled and supervisory workers into manual and non-manual; and must merge unskilled and semi-skilled manual workers with those on benefits, etc. Limitatio...


ns of the data reported in 1951 mean we can report only on male workers.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Carmarthenshire District through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Grade, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 27th May 2019