Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 4,793 Show data context 7,680 Show data context 1,024 Show data context
Class 2 26,705 Show data context 26,666 Show data context 3,842 Show data context
Class 3 99,920 Show data context 88,416 Show data context 10,724 Show data context
Class 4 31,013 Show data context 31,818 Show data context 3,962 Show data context
Class 5 22,997 Show data context 12,442 Show data context 1,468 Show data context
Class not stated 332 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: 19th July 2024