Category Archives: Statistics

YouGov Surveys – What the World Thinks?

The YouGov website is a great source for finding examples of social surveys and results from survey data.   YouGov is company which collects mainly survey data on a wide range of topics from people all over the world, and publishes … Continue reading

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Families in the UK – Seven Interesting Statistics

What’s family life like in the UK today? Below is a statistical overview of family life in the UK – covering such things as households types, and marriage statistics. 1. There were 12.4 million married couple families in the UK … Continue reading

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Is it worth doing a degree?

Is it worth spending £30, 000 or more and three years of your life doing a degree? If we limit our analysis to purely financial considerations and if we focus on ‘median earnings’ – then yes, on average, it is definitely still worth doing … Continue reading

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Social Class, income and and wealth inequalities

Below is a list of useful resources for exploring, teaching and learning about social class, and income and wealth inequalities This inequality briefing on inequality on the UK provides an overview of how wealth is distributed in the UK. The … Continue reading

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Families and Households in the UK – Social Trends

This post summaries some of the changing trends (and continuities) in family and household structure in the UK, using data from the Office for National Statistics which collects a range of data annually on families and households in the UK The … Continue reading

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Income Inequality in the UK – Some Infographics

Stratification is one of the core themes within A level Sociology and Sociology more generally. One of the major sources of stratification is found in differences between wealth and income within the UK. According to various sources of statistics (of … Continue reading

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Trends in Family and Household Diversity

Trends in Reconstituted Families In 2011 there were 544,000 step families with dependent children in England and Wales. This means that 11% of couple families with dependent children were step families. The Number of step families has increased since the … Continue reading

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