A world of words
The BBC has carried out a huge sociological survey of more than 161,000 people with the aim of reflecting modern occupations and lifestyles.
The study measured economic capital – income, savings, house value – , social capital – the number and status of people someone knows, and culltural capital, defined as the extent and nature of cultural interests and activities.
The results have shown that traditional British social divisions of upper, middle and working class seem out of date in the 21st Century. Researchers have presented a new model made up of seven groups.
The new classes are defined as:
Take the test to see where you fit in.
(Source: BBC News)