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National Classifications

Национална класификация на професиите и длъжностите
(НКПД-2011)

Country / Area: Bulgaria

Classification category: Occupation classifications

 
General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Национална класификация на професиите и длъжностите, 2011 (НКПД-2011),
National Classification of Occupations and Duties-2011 (NCOD-2011)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Bulgarian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The classification can be accessed on the following link:
http://www.mlsp.government.bg/class1/store/listclass.asp
 
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?4 levels: Major group, Sub-major group, Minor group, Unit group
Level 1: 10 Major groups identified by one-digit numerical codes (0 to 9);
Level 2: 43 Sub-major groups identified by two-digit numerical codes;
Level 3: 131 Minor groups identified by three-digit numerical codes;
Level 4: 425 Unit groups identified by four-digit numerical codes.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1: 1,
Level 2: 11,
Level 3: 111,
Level 4: 1111
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Based on ISCO - 08.
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)Yes, it’s fully compliant with ISCO - 08.
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.Not applicable
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)At Level 1 - Annual Enterprises Survey on number of employees, wages and salaries, time worked and other labour costs (AEnt.S) and Quarterly Enterprises Survey on number of employees, wages and salaries, time worked and other labour costs (QLCS), AES (Adult Education Survey), ICT survey, HBS.

At Level 2 - Labour Force Survey (LFS), Structure of Earnings Survey (SES) and EU-SILC.

At Level 3 - Census 2011.

3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Not applicable.
 
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.The classification is used in major Labour market surveys conducted by NSI (LFS, SES, AEnt.S, QLCS). For LFS and SES data are collected and coded at the lowest level of the classification (Level 4). Headline indicators are published at Level 1, but more detailed breakdowns can be provided upon request.

HBS (Household budget survey)
For data collection - at Level 1.

European Health Interview Survey 2008
For data collection - at Level 1.

Census 2011
For data collection - at Level 3.
For data publishing - at Level 1.

AES (Adult Education Survey)
For data collection - at Level 3.

ICT survey
For data collection at Level 3.

EU-SILC
For data collection - at Level 4.

4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)National Social Security Institute, National Revenue Agency for social security purposes (minimal obligatory insurance thresholds by branches and professional groups).
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, National Employment Agency - for planning and provision of employment, education and training services.
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?There is no alternative classification.
 
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)In force since 01.01.2011, adopted with Order of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Census 2011 - since 01.02.2011.
Major Labour market surveys - since 01.01.2011.
EU-SILC - 2011 onwards.
HBS - 2010 onwards.
AES (Adult Education Survey) - 2011 onwards.
ICT - 2011 onwards.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Национална класификация на професиите и длъжностите (НКПД-2005),
National Classification of Occupations and Duties-2005 (NCOD-2005)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsISCO - 88
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))4 levels: Major group, Sub-major group, Minor group, Unit group
Level 1: 10 Major groups identified by one-digit numerical codes (0 to 9);
Level 2: 27 Sub-major groups identified by two-digit numerical codes;
Level 3: 117 Minor groups identified by three-digit numerical codes;
Level 4: 400 Unit groups identified by four-digit numerical codes.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?In force since 01.01.2006, adopted with Order of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy.
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere. 
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes, national explanatory notes are elaborated.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not applicable.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not applicable.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, it is available in PDF format.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes.
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationMinistry of Labour and Social Policy jointly with the National Statistical Institute
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryMinistry of Labour and Social Policy
2 Triaditza Str., Sofia 1051, BULGARIA
Tel: + 359 2 8119 421, fax: + 359 2 988 4720
Website: http://www.mlsp.government.bg/bg/index.asp

National Statistical Institute
2 P. Volov str.; Sofia 1038, BULGARIA
Tel: +359 2 9857 577, e-mail: Classifications@nsi.bg
Website: http://www.nsi.bg

 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 14/09/2012