Social Status, based on 1831 occupational statistics

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1831 Occupations grouped by Status 1831
Employers & Professionals 14 Show data context
Middling Sorts 277 Show data context
Labourers & Servants 160 Show data context
Others 26 Show data context
Date: Source:
1831 1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of answers, Table [1] , 'Population Abstract'

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The 1831 census provides information, down to parish-level, on the occupations of males aged over 20 using nine categories. Here we reorganise this information to provide a crude measure of social status, based more on contemporary ideas than on modern definitions of social class: "middling sorts" combines small farmers not employing labourers with both masters and skilled workers in urban manufacturing and handicrafts.

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Date accessed: 19th July 2024