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A new shows there are seven social classes in the United Kingdom. This is four classes more than the traditional class . Last , there were just three classes in Britain – upper, middle, and working class. This system centered around people's , education and job. The new survey, from the BBC, shows how the have changed. The BBC says the old model is too and a new one is to show someone's class. This new model includes how you are, your schooling and your , but adds several more points. These include savings, how many people you know, social , and cultural interests and activities.

The BBC study is called the Great British Class Survey. More than 161,000 people questions about their life. The researchers looked at all the and decided that Britain's way of class needed modernising. The top class is the "elite" – the people. This is followed by the "established middle class," the "technical middle class," and the "new affluent ". The three classes are the "traditional working class," the "emergent service workers," and the . Six per cent of Britons are in the elite class. They have of more than $200,000 and went to a university. Fifteen per cent are in the poor class. These less than $12,000 a year.

 


 
 

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