This dataset provides 2011 estimates that classify Household Reference Persons aged 16 to 64 in United Kingdom by approximated social grade. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

Social grade is the socio-economic classification used by the Market Research and Marketing Industries, most often in the analysis of spending habits and consumer attitudes. Although it is not possible to allocate Social Grade precisely from information collected by the 2011 Census, the Market Research Society has developed a method for using census information to provide a good approximation of social
Estimates of social grade from the 2001 Census were available in table UV50, however the estimates were not constrained to Household Reference Persons only and there was no upper age limit.

Statistical Disclosure Control
In order to protect against disclosure of personal information from the 2011 Census, there has been swapping of records in the Census database between different geographic areas, and so some counts will be affected. In the main, the greatest effects will be at the lowest geographies, since the record swapping is targeted towards those households with unusual characteristics in small areas.

More details on the ONS Census disclosure control strategy may be found on the Statistical Disclosure Control page on the ONS web site.
Table ID
QS611UK
Source
Census 2011
Units
Keywords
Household, Social grade (approximated), Usual Resident
Coverage
United Kingdom
Area types
Output area and above
Latest data
2011
Last updated
2014-06-13 09:30
Variables
Social Grade
Contact
Census
Email
census.customerservices@ons.gov.uk
Phone
01329 444 972
Website
http://www.ons.gov.uk/census
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