Money isn't all that relevant. Builders and plumbers can earn loads, but they're generally upper working class jobs. Whereas some typically middle-class jobs are quite poorly paid. It's more about attitudes and values, really. And the weird subtle class-based indicators in English society, like how you say 'scones', or what you do with your napkin... Class is silly, really.
****ing daft thread. Social class in Britain has nothing to do with income.
It can't be done objectively, however:
< £15 000 Working Class
£15 000 - £25 000 Lower Middle Class
£25 000 - £50 000 Middle Class
£50 000 + ...is just completely off my radar.
I class people on how they carry themselves for example a chav with loads of money isn't middle class IMO
As has been said, people with lower of income have loads of good shizzle these days, so the gaps between standards of living are not even as big as they were once.
if you want to split it up by income you would better off doing working class and thsoe rich enough not to need to work.
(edited to fix a few mistakes!)
I thought it was defined by drug use. Anyone who took cocaine socially was upper class, and anyone who smoked weed socially was middle class. Working class... smoked cigarettes?
At least in the nineties...