Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 20,193 Show data context 14,840 Show data context 24,300 Show data context
Class 2 57,604 Show data context 55,628 Show data context 83,760 Show data context
Class 3 250,129 Show data context 190,538 Show data context 207,240 Show data context
Class 4 50,525 Show data context 71,194 Show data context 69,910 Show data context
Class 5 52,193 Show data context 33,291 Show data context 29,230 Show data context
Class not stated 41,460 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, Hampshire AdmC through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th October 2019