Social class identification

Apr 2, 2013

Q. Do you consider yourself –

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Income under $600pw

Income $600 – $1,000pw

Income $1,000 – $1,600pw

Income $1,600+

Working class

33%

40%

25%

34%

38%

39%

38%

26%

Middle class

53%

46%

63%

47%

33%

42%

52%

66%

Upper class

2%

1%

2%

3%

1%

2%

3%

None of them

10%

10%

7%

14%

21%

15%

6%

4%

Don’t know

3%

3%

2%

3%

8%

3%

2%

1%

53% of respondents described themselves as “middle class” and 33% as “working class” – only 2% claimed to be “upper class”.

Those on higher incomes were more likely to identify as “middle class” while those on lower incomes were less likely to identify with any of these descriptions.