R Dataset / Package car / Prestige


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Prestige data set which pertains to Prestige of Canadian Occupations. The Prestige data set is found in the car R package. You can load the Prestige data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Prestige"). This will load the data into a variable called Prestige. If R says the Prestige data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("car") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Prestige R data set. The size of this file is about 4,737 bytes.

Prestige of Canadian Occupations


The Prestige data frame has 102 rows and 6 columns. The observations are occupations.




This data frame contains the following columns:


Average education of occupational incumbents, years, in 1971.


Average income of incumbents, dollars, in 1971.


Percentage of incumbents who are women.


Pineo-Porter prestige score for occupation, from a social survey conducted in the mid-1960s.


Canadian Census occupational code.


Type of occupation. A factor with levels (note: out of order): bc, Blue Collar; prof, Professional, Managerial, and Technical; wc, White Collar.


Canada (1971) Census of Canada. Vol. 3, Part 6. Statistics Canada [pp. 19-1–19-21].

Personal communication from B. Blishen, W. Carroll, and C. Moore, Departments of Sociology, York University and University of Victoria.


Fox, J. (2008) Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Second Edition. Sage.

Fox, J. and Weisberg, S. (2011) An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition, Sage.


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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