Social Grade

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Year Grade A/B Grade C Grade D/E
1951 5,858 Show data context 17,861 Show data context 11,556 Show data context
1971 8,161 Show data context 15,584 Show data context 9,119 Show data context
1981 9,424 Show data context 13,291 Show data context 7,299 Show data context
1991 9,548 Show data context 11,014 Show data context 6,482 Show data context
2001 8,127 Show data context 15,931 Show data context 9,969 Show data context
2011 6,532 Show data context 18,684 Show data context 8,385 Show data context
Date: Source:
1951 - 2001 Census of Population
1971 [ERROR: authority is ''SRC'' but auth_note value of S1971ECN_M4 does not appear in SRC_TAB]
2011 National Records of Scotland, Scotland's Census (LC6124SC)

 

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We combine here modern census statistics, based on people's occupations but classified according to the Market Research Society's system of Social Grades, with historical data reported using the broadly equivalent Registrar-General's Social Classification. Combining the two systems means we have to merge professionals and managers into Grade A/B; cannot divide skilled and supervisory workers into manual and non-manual; and must merge unskilled and semi-skilled manual workers with those on benefits, etc. Limitatio...


ns of the data reported in 1951 mean we can report only on male workers.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, South Ayrshire District through time | Social Structure Statistics | Social Grade, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10039733/cube/SOCIAL_GRADE

Date accessed: 17th June 2019