Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 17,663 Show data context 27,100 Show data context 31,180 Show data context
Class 2 85,446 Show data context 75,134 Show data context 97,860 Show data context
Class 3 377,267 Show data context 358,479 Show data context 322,180 Show data context
Class 4 101,809 Show data context 135,572 Show data context 130,080 Show data context
Class 5 76,940 Show data context 47,301 Show data context 43,100 Show data context
Class not stated 16,550 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, Warwickshire AdmC through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th July 2019