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Approximated social grade (Household Reference Persons) 2011

Dataset population: Household Reference Persons aged 16 to 64 in households

Approximated social grade of HRP
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.

The concept of a Household Reference Person (HRP) was introduced in the 2001 Census (in common with other government surveys in 2001/2) to replace the traditional concept of the 'head of the household'. HRPs provide an individual person within a household to act as a reference point for producing further derived statistics and for characterising a whole household according to characteristics of the chosen reference person.

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Publisher
Modified Date
2018-02-20
Release Date
2018-02-20
Frequency
Decennial
Identifier
9432db6a-befd-4a76-aac2-618bd0bf6a5f
Geographical Coverage Location
UK
Licence
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Country level down to Output Areas and Small Areas
Public Access Level
Public
Year: 
Citation: 
Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2011-2