It used to be in class-conscious Britain that there were three social classes; working (or lower) class, middle class and upper class. People often refined that by describing themselves as lower middle class or whatever.
Recently the BBC has been running a story which says that the old three classes are outdated and it suggests seven new ones, namely:
- Established middle class
- Technical middle class
- New affluent workers
- Traditional working class
- Emergent service workers
- Precariat, or precarious proletariat
You can answer a few questions to find out where you fit in:
Yours truly is in Elite apparently!