IT'S a concept that has been compared to Big Brother and dystopian fantasy, Black Mirror.

China's "social credit system" will assign a number to each of its 1.4 billion citizens, offering rewards such as better interest rates and promotions to those with a high score.

But a low score can trigger a ban from buying plane and train tickets, cars or property - and even keep children out of top schools.

While in Britain, we may be accustomed to credit checks and social-style scores like eBay rankings, a survey of 3,000 Brits by DBS screening website, uCheck, found over 80 per cent would flatly reject any similar type of system being implemented in the UK.

However, for strictly hypothetical reasons, the company sought to dig a bit deeper into the fabric of British society with the question:

"If a social credit system were to be implemented in the UK, what score (out of 10), would you assign yourself, based on your own past behaviour?"

In a moment of candid self-reflection, the average Herefordshire resident thought they were worth 6.6 points out of ten, significantly below the national average of 7.1.

The survey discovered that men in Herefordshire ranked their scores slightly higher than women: 6.8 compared to 6.3.

The study also set out to find out how employees in various industries would rank their colleagues’ behaviour out of 10 to see if there was a discrepancy in different fields of work.

Workers in the healthcare industry ranked their colleagues highest across the industries at 6.6/10, whilst those in the engineering rated theirs lowest at just 4.4/10.

uCheck also discovered that over a quarter of Brits think people’s everyday behaviour in society has improved over the last decade.

Local community pages such as neighbourhood watch groups have taken on the role of the ‘Facebook police’, posting pictures and videos of incidences they deem inappropriate or incorrect in their areas.

A quarter of Brits admit that the power of social media has made them more self-aware of how they behave in public.

And over one-third of people deem it acceptable to post pictures or videos of citizens behaving badly without their consent on social media sites.

Click here to visit uCheck's website, where you can view and compare the data on their interactive map.