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National Classifications

二零一一年人口普查職業分類 / Occupation Classification for the 2011 Population Census
([CO-census])

Country / Area: China, Hong Kong SAR

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)Chinese: 二零一一年人口普查職業分類
English: Occupation Classification for the 2011 Population Census
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Chinese and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.It will be included in the “Main Report – Volume II” for the 2011 Population Census which will be posted on the 2011 Population Census Website: http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/index.html.
 
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?The classification consists of three levels: major groups, sub-major groups and minor groups. There are 10 major groups, a maximum of 6 sub-major groups in each major group, and a maximum of 8 minor groups in each sub-major group.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Major Group 1: Managers and Administrators
Sub-major Group 11: Chief Executives, Senior Officials, Councilors and Foreign Diplomats
Minor Group 111: Councilors, senior officials and foreign diplomats
Minor Group 112: Managing directors and chief executives
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.This classification is based on International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08), with local adaptation for Hong Kong.
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)The classification has been adjusted to better reflect the range of occupations in Hong Kong. For example, Armed forces occupations are excluded as they are not applicable to Hong Kong.
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.The structure of the classification is basically the same as the international standard.
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.)Major Groups.
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.This classification was adopted for use in the 2011 Population Census (11C), and it was also adopted for use in the General Household Survey after the 11C. Data are collected at the minor group level; data are published at the major group level.
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.)Not applicable.
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?Not applicable.
 
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.)This classification was adopted for use in the 2011 Population Census (11C).
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The classification was used in the 2011 Population Census.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?The classification will be revised for each round of population By-census/Census, if necessary.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)The occupation classification for the 2006 Population By-census.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThis classification was based on International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88), with local adaptation for Hong Kong.
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))The structure is the similar to the current classification.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not applicable.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?It was adopted in the 2006 Population By-census.
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.Yes.
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Not applicable.
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)It will be included in the “Main Report – Volume II” for the 2011 Population Census which will be posted on the 2011 Population Census Website (in pdf form): http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/index.html.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?It will be included in the “Main Report – Volume II” for the 2011 Population Census which will be posted on the 2011 Population Census Website: http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/index.html.
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationDemographic Statistics Section,
Census and Demographic Statistics Branch,
Census and Statistics Department
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryDemographic Statistics Section,
Census and Demographic Statistics Branch,
Census and Statistics Department,
8/F, Two Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.
Tel: (852) 2716 8345
Email: population@censtatd.gov.hk
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNil.

Source: UN questionnaire, 10/09/2012