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You’re all Class!

April 4, 2013


Traditional British social divisions of upper, middle and working class are now considered out of date in today’s modern world.

So much so that a group of sociologists from leading universities in the UK have created a new 7-tier “class system.”



This is the most privileged class in Great Britain who have high levels of all three capitals. Their high amount of economic capital sets them apart from everyone else.

Established Middle Class:

Members of this class have high levels of all three capitals although not as high as the Elite. They are a gregarious and culturally engaged class.

Technical Middle Class: 

This is a new, small class with high economic capital but seem less culturally engaged. They have relatively few social contacts and so are less socially engaged.

New Affluent Workers:

This class has medium levels of economic capital and higher levels of cultural and social capital. They are a young and active group.

Emergent Service Workers: 

This new class has low economic capital but has high levels of ’emerging’ cultural capital and high social capital. This group are young and often found in urban areas.

Traditional Working Class: 

This class scores low on all forms of the three capitals although they are not the poorest group. The average age of this class is older than the others.


This is the most deprived class of all with low levels of economic, cultural and social capital. The everyday lives of members of this class are precarious.


Take the test here and find out where you belong.



16 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2013 2:12 pm

    Technical middle class.

    How disappointing. I was expecting Elite.

  2. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 4, 2013 2:25 pm

    They forgot the chattering class, the intelligentsia and the intensely loyal but incredibly stupid cafe latte types down at Miglo’s Blue-rinse Bordello.

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 4, 2013 2:48 pm

    I don’t require a form to confirm that I’m elite.
    ‘Blue Rinse Bordello’! Funny

  4. April 4, 2013 3:04 pm

    Obviously Tom wasn’t happy with his result….

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 4, 2013 3:22 pm

    I love it! If I start going to the opera and visit a few stately homes, I make it into “elite”!!

    I’m booking some opera tickets tonight and so I’ll be leaving you riff raff behind.

  6. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    April 4, 2013 3:59 pm

    What a joke of a survey

    All you need to be an Elitist like me is an income over GBP 100K and own a house over GBP 500K and socialise with a few Uni lecturers, accountants , solicitors at the footy or via twitter and have them over for a few fully catered wine and food tastings at my joint.

    Typical BBC crap.

    It could apply to anyone

  7. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    April 4, 2013 4:06 pm

    I cannot believe this.

    Sometimes you will find oneself shaking your head in such utter disbelief that it almost falls off one’s shoulders

    ToM………….here’s your chance to vote before Getup and the Mommy Bloggers hijack it

  8. April 4, 2013 4:27 pm

    “socialise with a few Uni lecturers, accountants…”

    Who in their right mind, would choose to “socialise”in their own free time, and of their own free will, with an accountant?

    Going to the dentist would be more enjoyable.

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    April 4, 2013 5:58 pm

    LOL! I reckon the whacko’s who came up with this orta go back and start again!

    I actually cracked the Elite!!!!

    But I left school at Grade 8, then an apprenticeship and I wouldn’t exactly call the University of SA “elite”!

  10. April 4, 2013 6:19 pm

    “I actually cracked the Elite!!!!”

    Yes, but you’re meant to answer the questions honestly TB. 🙄

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    April 4, 2013 6:59 pm

    LOL! 😆

    But I did, Warpie! 😉

  12. April 4, 2013 7:03 pm

    l didn`t bother doing it reb, l reckon there is only 2_classes.
    1. Those wealthy enough to NOT have to worry about financing their life.
    2. Those NOT wealthy enough AND have to worry about financing their life.

  13. el gordo permalink
    April 4, 2013 7:12 pm

    There used to be two classes last century and now there is half a dozen, I’m clearly outclassed.

  14. Bagz ` R ` Us permalink
    April 4, 2013 8:53 pm

    The teabag `s reckon their ` 1st class`.

    ` NOT. `

    ` teabags `

  15. Bagz ` R ` Us permalink
    April 4, 2013 8:58 pm

    ` Technical middle class ` Happy with that.

  16. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 11, 2013 1:05 pm

    The Herald Sun reports today that the size of the wine cellar in the Lodge has shrunk.

    Looking at the list, it appears that it is what you’d expect from a couple of bogans.

    I drink better red with a take away pizza than Our Prime Minister serves to dinner guests. What a genuine couple of bogans we have in the Lodge.

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