Social Grade

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Year Grade A/B Grade C Grade D/E
1951 3,990 Show data context 7,753 Show data context 8,911 Show data context
1971 4,537 Show data context 7,531 Show data context 5,675 Show data context
1981 6,120 Show data context 8,384 Show data context 4,849 Show data context
1991 8,210 Show data context 8,430 Show data context 4,520 Show data context
2001 7,308 Show data context 14,436 Show data context 5,266 Show data context
2011 7,339 Show data context 16,194 Show data context 5,358 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, Mid Suffolk District through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Grade, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 09th December 2019