Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 1,204 Show data context 1,420 Show data context 1,560 Show data context
Class 2 8,251 Show data context 6,575 Show data context 8,120 Show data context
Class 3 52,888 Show data context 51,368 Show data context 48,880 Show data context
Class 4 17,771 Show data context 18,154 Show data context 12,770 Show data context
Class 5 16,643 Show data context 10,513 Show data context 9,250 Show data context
Class not stated 1,260 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, Stoke on Trent MB/CB through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th January 2022