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Iains BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture? (2668* d) RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture? 18 Apr 19

Brexit party Composition

18-24: 6%
25-49: 17%
50-64: 34%
65+: 42%

Social grade:
ABC1: 23%
C2DE: 32%

Rather misleading social grading. The largest demographic is 65+. Retirees are classed as Social grade E, regardless of prior employment history or educational attainment. It must also be pointed out that of the retired tertiary education was available to far fewer than today:

Students obtaining university degrees, UK
First degrees

1950 17,337
1960 22,426
1970 51,189
1980 68,150
1990 77,163
2000 243,246
2005 278,380
2010 330,720

Trying to make it a class or educational issue simply does not fly.
2011 350,800

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