Approximated Social Grade, Borough
MARCH 2013 Employment and Skills
Table shows Approximated Social Grade data from the 2001 and 2011 Census's.
Social grade is a socio-economic classification used by market research industries to analyse spending habits and consumer attitudes. The classification is approximated from information collected in the 2011 Census using a method defined by the Market Research Society. A person’s approximated social grade is based primarily on their occupation but also includes information about their employment status, qualifications gained, tenure and whether they work full-time, part-time or are not working. Using this information a person living in a household can be classified in one of the following categories of social grade.
From Table QS611EW in 2011.
Approximated social grade AB:
Higher and intermediate managerial / administrative / professional occupations.
Approximated social grade C1:
Supervisory, clerical and junior managerial / administrative / professional occupations.
Approximated social grade C2:
Skilled manual occupations.
Approximated social grade DE:
Semi-skilled and unskilled manual occupations, Unemployed and lowest grade occupations.
Measures all people aged 16 and over in households in 2001, and All household reference persons aged 16 to 64 in households in 2011.
|Author Name||Office for National Statistics|
|Maintainer||Census Team, Intelligence Unit, Greater London Authority|
|Date range||2001 and 2011|
|License Summary||Crown Copyright|