Grouped Social Class

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Year Classes 1 and 2 Class 3 Classes 4 and 5 Class not stated
1841 664,813 Show data context 1,482,019 Show data context 1,507,192 Show data context
1951 2,753,266 Show data context 8,160,810 Show data context 4,514,568 Show data context
1961 2,601,269 Show data context 7,064,776 Show data context 4,021,356 Show data context
1971 3,351,710 Show data context 6,997,700 Show data context 3,586,540 Show data context 472,010 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
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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Registrar General's Social Classification regrouped into three categories, combining classes 1 and 2, and classes 4 and 5.

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Date accessed: 30th January 2023