The Great British class calculator

Traditional British social divisions of upper, middle and working class seem out of date in the 21st Century, no longer reflecting modern occupations or lifestyles.

The BBC teamed up with sociologists from leading universities to analyse the modern British class system. They surveyed more than 161,000 people and came up with a new model made up of seven groups. To find out where you fit in use this calculator below.

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Take the test

The results from BBC Lab UK’s Great British Class Survey reveal a brand new class system of seven groups.

Answer five questions to see where you fit in:

  • Your personal information is safe - all calculations are carried out on your computer
  • BBC Lab UK's Great British Class Survey was launched in January 2011. More than 161,000 people took part, making this the largest ever study of class in the UK
  • The Great British Class Survey was designed and the data analysed by Professors Mike Savage and Fiona Devine and their teams at the London School of Economics and the Universities of York and Manchester
  • The class calculator provides you with an approximate position in the new class system compared with the full Great British Class Survey

Produced by: Steven Atherton, Kathy Neal, Harjit Kaura, Christine Jeavans and Applied Works

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