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Is anyone aware of 'social classification' data sources used, for example, here:

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    Usually, such data is collected from national census, household surveys, and commercial sources. – Anton Tarasenko Jun 15 '15 at 12:11
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The data on this site uses the sum of AB and C1 from the census 2011 social classification data.

It can be downloaded without charge from NOMISWEB (ONS). I think the particular dataset you are after is LC6124EW (LC = Local characteristics; EW= England/Wales). You should also find the same dataset for Scotland suffixed SC instead.

More info on the details of the classification can be found here

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The specific classifications you refer to sound very much like MOSAIC data from Experian. We use this in Local Government and the classifications sound exactly like that. It's a commercial dataset though and it doesn't look like there are any free or open versions. Looks like that website uses a variety of sources but I would take a bet that MOSAIC is one of the primary ones.

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