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National Classifications

澳門職業分類 / Classificação das Ocupações Profissionais de Macau
(COPM)

Country / Area: China, Macao 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)Name in Chinese: 澳門職業分類
Name in Portuguese: Classificação das Ocupações Profissionais de Macau (COPM)
Name in English: Classification of the Occupations of Macao
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Chinese and Portuguese
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.dsec.gov.mo/Classification.aspx
 
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?Structure of COPM consists of 4 levels:

Major GroupSub-major GroupSubgroupClass
(1-digit)(2-digit)(3-digit)(4-digit)
13729
241649
342270
42723
52922
6137
741772
832272
931124
Total26114368

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Every Major Group, Sub-major Group, Subgroup and Class are identified by a code number, title and description. For more detailed breakdown, COPM is classified at 6-digit level with the first 4 digits as Class, the first 3 digits as Subgroup, the first 2 digits as Sub-major Group and the first digit as Major Group.

Taking the occupation “typist” as an example, it is coded in the following:

LevelCodingDescription
Major Group4Clerks
Sub-major Group41Office Clerks
Subgroup411Secretaries and Keyboard-operating/Data-processing Clerks
Class4111Stenographers and typists
Occupation4111.05Typist

 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.COPM is linked to ISCO-88 with the addition of a 6-digit Level to cater for the local circumstances.
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)Classification structure of COPM is identical to ISCO-88.
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.Nil.
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 Group and selective Sub-major Group.
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.N/A
 
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.To classify the economic activity of the establishments in annual economic activities surveys; as well as the economic activity engaged by employer of the respondents in household surveys. DSEC collects data at Class Level (4 digits) and the data published at 1-digit level.

COPM is also used by other government departments and universities in statistical research and data analysis. Data collected and data published are generally at 1-digit 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.) 
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?N/A
 
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 1998.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.N/A
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes. In progress according to the structure of ISCO-88.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)N/A
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsN/A
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))N/A
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?N/A
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?N/A
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.N/A
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?N/A
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N/A
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?N/A
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics and Census Service
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryAddress: Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpação, No. 411-417, Dynasty Plaza, 17th floor, Macao
Tel: (853) 8399 5311
E-mail: info@dsec.gov.mo
Website: www.dsec.gov.mo
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNil.

Source: UN questionnaire, 28/08/2012