Social Class

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Registrar General's Social Class 1951 1961 1971
Class 1 3,268 Show data context 5,110 Show data context 876 Show data context
Class 2 15,276 Show data context 14,990 Show data context 2,584 Show data context
Class 3 63,885 Show data context 61,827 Show data context 6,878 Show data context
Class 4 20,391 Show data context 26,199 Show data context 2,781 Show data context
Class 5 13,284 Show data context 9,225 Show data context 848 Show data context
Class not stated 541 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, Bedfordshire AdmC through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Class, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th July 2024