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What class are you?

What social class do you fall into?

  • Elite

    Votes: 75 22.0%
  • Established Middle Class

    Votes: 75 22.0%
  • Technical Middle Class

    Votes: 52 15.2%
  • New Affluent Worker

    Votes: 29 8.5%
  • Emergent Service Worker

    Votes: 30 8.8%
  • Traditional Working Class

    Votes: 61 17.9%
  • Precariat

    Votes: 19 5.6%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Well-known member
Aug 27, 2009
The BBC have spent time running a survey of over 150,000 people in order to identify new classes and set them out by percentage in 2013. They've come up with 7 new classes of people after declaring that only 39% of people fit into the traditional 3 classes with most overlapping, necessitating the new ones.

BBC News - Huge survey reveals seven social classes in UK

Elite - the most privileged group in the UK, distinct from the other six classes through its wealth. This group has the highest levels of all three capitals

Established middle class - the second wealthiest, scoring highly on all three capitals. The largest and most gregarious group, scoring second highest for cultural capital

Technical middle class - a small, distinctive new class group which is prosperous but scores low for social and cultural capital. Distinguished by its social isolation and cultural apathy

New affluent workers - a young class group which is socially and culturally active, with middling levels of economic c

Traditional working class - scores low on all forms of capital, but is not completely deprived. Its members have reasonably high house values, explained by this group having the oldest average age at 66

Emergent service workers - a new, young, urban group which is relatively poor but has high social and cultural capital
Precariat, or precarious proletariat - the poorest, most deprived class, scoring low for social and cultural Capital
And they've a calculator! There's little there that's UK exclusive, so there's no reason to think it wouldn't translate here. Where do you fit in? Do you think the classifications are valid?

BBC News - The Great British class calculator: What class are you?

I'm asking if we can stick in a poll, fwiw I got EMC
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Well-known member
Apr 30, 2009
New affluent worker apparently. It's true that I did come from working class roots though


Well-known member
Dec 1, 2004
It told me that I'm whatever 'precariat' means - I'm really not (though there were times I was as a kid) - it did this because I am renting (in London!!!) and because I socialize with people who are working class as well as middle class. This is utter nonsense.
Someone just can't handle the truth.


Well-known member
Mar 3, 2013
Flawed poll. Anyone who has to actually work for a living is actually working class.
The other two classes in Ireland, that don't have to work for living, are the welfare class, and the golden circle.
Marketing companies would like you to pretend you're middle class so you will buy their rubbish.
The golden circle would also like most of you to continue pretending you're middle class, and therefore delude yourselves that somehow you must be above protesting on the streets against their corruption, and like good docile workers, will willingly continue to accept their control over you instead.
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Well-known member
Oct 2, 2011
Result: the class group you most closely match is:
Established middle class

This is the most gregarious and the second wealthiest of all the class groups. According to the Great British Class Survey results, lots of people in this group:

Enjoy a diverse range of cultural activities
Went to university
Are comfortably off, secure and established
Bol*ocks: I am not comfortably well off.

Let me guess it was some idiot from a politics class who came up with that survey, who will fail upwards in life.


Well-known member
Feb 26, 2013
The Brits are really class obsessed, it must be one of the most class obsessed societies in the world.

Half Nelson

Well-known member
Dec 12, 2009
Elite, apparently.

I must inform my bank manager, Revenue and all the other hanger-ons.

Prester Jim

Well-known member
Jul 3, 2009
Emergent service worker.
Could make Top Trumps out of this; My social capital beats your economic capital.

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