BBC Class Calculator

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04/04/2013 at 13:10

Certainly more interesting than the original classifications 

04/04/2013 at 13:23

It told me I'm technical middle class.

On the news last night this was explained as financially comfortable but socially and culturally impoverished.

If I had any friends I'd ask them what that meant.

04/04/2013 at 13:27

It told me I'm Elite - but then you already knew that anyway....

04/04/2013 at 13:29

Having a house in the south of England and some sort of pension (pretty much anyone who has been paying in for 20 years, and that includes anyone with a public sector pension)  got me to Elite. Complete tosh.

04/04/2013 at 20:00

Technical middle class. But I am socially and culturally comfortable but financially impoverished - how does that work?


08/04/2013 at 06:07

 Hilarious. I am "Elite" according to this survey.


"This is the wealthiest and most privileged group in the UK. According to the Great British Class Survey results, lots of people in this group:

  • Enjoy high cultural activities such as visiting museums and listening to classical music
  • Went to private school and elite universities
  • Socialise with people who do a wide variety of jobs"

It's been years since I visited a museum. I didn't attend a private school and never went to University. We seldom entertain at home, rather go to a restaurant to eat with friends.

Good for a laugh. I'm an HR consultant and my OH is an air conditioning technician. And although I do occasionally listen to classical, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool rock fan conditioned by growing up in the 60s.

Edited: 08/04/2013 at 06:12
08/04/2013 at 08:23

I'm Elite too, working class really but I guess that's almost Elite these days

08/04/2013 at 12:58

Yeah. This has nothing to do with class.

It's something more like "marketing segmentation".

Like Marx sort of said, there are only two classes: those who want and expect to govern, and those who want and expect to be governed.

The BBC and the media generally, being part of the former, love to distract us with stuff like this.

Edited: 08/04/2013 at 12:59
09/04/2013 at 12:54

I am established middle calss



Permenantly skint - no car, lap top, play station drink in cheap pubs ermmm but second from the top well if that is the case the UK really is in the shite

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