The new social class categories

December 4, 1998

1 Higher professional and managerial occupations

1a Employersand managers, company directors, health service managers, bank managers

1b Higher professionals

Universityand collegelecturers, scientists, doctors, teachers, librarians, social workers, clergy

2 Lower professional and managerial occupations

Laboratory technicians, nurses and midwives, journalists, artists, actors and musicians, police

3 Intermediate professions

Secretaries, dental nurses, electrical equipment installers, piano tuners

4 Small employers and own account workers

Farmers, publicans, restaurateurs

5 Lower supervisory, craft and related jobs

Plumbers,butchers, train drivers 6 Semi-routine occupations

Shop assistants, security guards, hairdressers

7 Routine occupations Waiters, cleaners, couriers

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