Social grade (approximated)

Mnemonic (reference code): SCGPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: 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 grade.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Code

Name

1

AB

2

C1

3

C2

4

D

5

E

6

Aged under 16

X

No code required

Total number of categories: 7

Not applicable category (X) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term-time and people in communal establishments.

Source variables SCGPUK11 is derived from:

AGE (Derived variable)

ECOPUK11 (Derived variable)

EMPSTAT (Primary variable)

EVERWORK (Primary variable)

HLQPS11 (Derived variable)

HRPPUK11 (Derived variable)

OCC (Primary variable)

RESIDENCE_TYPE (Primary variable)

SUPERVISOR (Primary variable)

TENHUK11 (Derived variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.