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What social class are you? (Poll)

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  • View Poll Results: What social class are you?
    Underclass
    3.09%
    Working Class
    20.63%
    Lower Middle Class
    19.89%
    Middle Class
    29.77%
    Upper Middle Class
    13.24%
    Upper Class
    1.55%
    Royalty
    5.65%
    I do not believe in the concept of social class
    6.18%

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    (Original post by Ra Ra Ra)
    I think what makes it really confusing (for me, anyway) is that my mum has what's seen as a lower-middle class job (administrative work) but she's a single parent and the household income's £20,000. Which got me thinking: am I middle class because her job's not white collar, or am I working class because I was born working class (both my parents were unemployed at the time of my birth and living in a caravan), and my household income's rather low?
    People often feel like they "move up" into the middle class if they have even quite humble white collar jobs. I doubt this is true in reality; they have nothing much in common with lawyers, doctors or BBC executives. So unless for cultural reasons you really feel Middle, it sounds like you are Working Class. Just my view.
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    Accidentally voted upper class, meant upper middle.

    Question though: If "upper class" can't be achieved through extreme incomes, then the maximum "achievable" by anyone not born into "upper class" is always going to be upper middle class?
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    (Original post by Mtice)
    Accidentally voted upper class, meant upper middle.
    Don't be coy, share what makes the difference in your case.
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    According to the jobs my parents have, middle-middle?

    I doubt that though...
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    (Original post by zara55)
    Wow. Your story is amazing! Busy reading it...
    haha if you're any closer to figuring out which social class I belong to, I'd be very interested to know
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    (Original post by SpringNicht)
    According to the jobs my parents have, middle-middle?

    I doubt that though...
    What are their jobs?
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    haha if you're any closer to figuring out which social class I belong to, I'd be very interested to know
    Yours is a troublesome case. I am getting a second opinion.
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    (Original post by zara55)
    Yours is a troublesome case. I am getting a second opinion.
    She's definitely Upper Class. do not question it
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    (Original post by jkneen95)
    She's definitely Upper Class. do not question it
    I think I should just tick the "I do not believe in social classes" box
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    I think I should just tick the "I do not believe in social classes" box
    Everyone has a Class, like it or not. It's like Hotel California - you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
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    (Original post by zara55)
    Everyone has a Class, like it or not. It's like Hotel California - you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
    Maybe so, but as you admit yourself, I'm just difficult to categorise lol.

    Right, this mish-mash is off to bed lol. nighty-night
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    Nah you're a Yorkshire lass...Stereotypical Law dictates that you are either a farmer or in the upper classes, and I don't think there are that many farmer gals in Barnsley...
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    (Original post by zara55)
    What are their jobs?
    Area manager in retail and owner of a funeral directors.

    Neither have been to university though, which I figured was the distinction :/ All their qualifications are vocational and earned either through an apprenticeship or through college.
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    According to my family background I'd probably be categorised as upper-middle class or slightly above (maybe something in between upper middle and upper), but as I'm just about to start university and did not have time to establish myself I refuse to classify myself.
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    Students can't really defined under the socio-economic class system....

    And to go by your family is wrong, this isn't a caste system.

    But seeing as I'm on a gap year, and I'm a bakers assistant, working claaassssssssssss!
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    (Original post by zara55)
    Don't be coy, share what makes the difference in your case.
    Come from extremely succesful (FTSE 100 founding) parents. According to the wikipedia "stereotypes" that would still make me upper-middle. So that's what I went for.
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    (Original post by EffieFlowers)
    Students can't really defined under the socio-economic class system....

    And to go by your family is wrong, this isn't a caste system.

    But seeing as I'm on a gap year, and I'm a bakers assistant, working claaassssssssssss!
    I know what you mean, but the reality is that when we are students, our lives are often very much shaped by our background, including class - not just income, but our outlook, views, dress, attitudes, accent, manners - there's a lot to it.

    Denying all this is a possibility but not particularly realistic I suspect. Of course, you can change and develop yourself in different directions but the Class of your upbringing has a huge effect.

    What do your parents do?

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    (Original post by Mtice)
    Come from extremely succesful (FTSE 100 founding) parents. According to the wikipedia "stereotypes" that would still make me upper-middle. So that's what I went for.
    I suspect if they founded a FTSE 100 company, then you are quite rich? And very likely upper class?
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    (Original post by zara55)
    I suspect if they founded a FTSE 100 company, then you are quite rich? And very likely upper class?
    My parents are, yes. Upper class in England means more than just being rich and we don't meet those "criteria".
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    (Original post by Mtice)
    My parents are, yes. Upper class in England means more than just being rich and we don't meet those "criteria".
    Yes, but it puts you above the Middle Class. You are probably thinking of criteria like titles, stately homes, etc, but those only apply to the traditional Upper Class. There is a new Owning Class of big business people, very wealthy city traders, etc. You clearly belong to that. Don't try hiding in the Middle!

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