What household income would you be considered middle class?
Middle class 35-40k+, upper class 80-100k+
household income has jack all to do with class !
e.g harry enfield's 'loadsamoney' and the fast show's 'considerably richer that yaaaauuuuww' characters
Upper Class if technically people who own land and a title as far as I know.
Middle Class and Upper Class are not determined by wealth.
I think middle-class people can earn lots of money and enter "nouveau riche".
But upper class, I feel, is more for those with "old money" and a family has inherited money for years and years before.
(The difference between £30K+ and £100K+ is probably Middle Class and Upper Middle Class)
Class system doesn't really have set outlines like that anymore. I mean, my parents' combined income is forty-odd thousand, which is better than many people's but certainly not wealthy. And yet we live a pretty middle-class lifestyle. The class system is subjective.
Way lower than that actually.
My household income is less than 10k, LOL. </3
I wouldn't say that "class" was based on income, more on lifestyle. My household income is fairly large (not sure exactly what my dad gets paid but he is a GP so fairly well and my mum get £35000 a year for 3 years (1.5 gone) as a research for her pHd) and we are very middle-class.
The notion of class is independent of income.
How do you define class? I tend to look at education rather than income. Most builders, plumbers and other tradespeople earn more than writers for example and yet you probably would not consider the former 'middle class' and the latter 'working class'. Similarly, 'upper class' refers to the aristocracy and not simply to a generically wealthy person.
The title of the thread and poll are different...didn't know if that was intentional or not...