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National Classifications

Klasifikace zaměstnání
(CZ-ISCO)

Country / Area: Czech Republic

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)Klasifikace zaměstnání (CZ-ISCO), in English “Classification of occupations” – it is the equivalent of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Czech
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.czso.cz/csu/klasifik.nsf/i/klasifikace_zamestnani_%28cz_isco%29
 
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 Czech version of ISCO-08 copies the English version entirely. There is one national level added – called “categories”. The definitions were slightly amended to be in accordance with the situation on the labour market in the Czech Republic, but are in alignment with the English version.
1st level – Hlavní třída (Major group) - 10
2nd level – Třída (Sub-major group) - 43
3rd level – Skupina (Minor level) - 130
4th level – Podskupina (Unit group) - 434
5th level – Kategorie (there is no English equivalent as it is the national level added for national purposes) - 1367
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
CodeCzech headingTranslation
2SpecialistéProfessionals
21Specialisté v oblasti vědy a technikyScience and engineering professionals
211Specialisté v oblasti fyziky, chemie a v příbuzných oborechPhysical, chemical and related professionals
2111Fyzici a astronomovéPhysicists and astronomers
21111Výzkumní a vývojoví vědečtí pracovníci ve fyzikálních oborechPhysical research and development professionals
21112Fyzici atomoví, molekulární, nukleárníPhysicists in atomic, molecular and nuclear physics
21113Radiologičtí fyziciRadiological physicists
21114Astronomové, astrofyziciAstronomers, astrophysicists
21119Ostatní specialisté v oblasti fyziky a astronomieOther physical and astronomical professionals
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The Czech version of ISCO-08 copies the English version entirely. There is one national level added – called “categories”. The definitions were slightly amended to be in accordance with the situation on the Czech Republic labour market, nevertheless they are in alignment with the English version.
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 only difference is the additional 5th level. In some cases, the translation of the heading was widened with the aim to make its content more comprehensive to end-users.
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.One example might be the following:
The ISCO-08 heading of the Minor group 243 is “Sales, marketing and public relations professionals”, and the Czech amended heading is in translation “Sales, purchases, marketing and public relations professionals”. We decided for the amendments of those groups, on which we have registered a larger number of user queries to correct classification.
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.)It depends on surveys, we usually code on 5 digit level and report according to the relevant regulations, e.g. SES 4digit level, LFS 4digit level.
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.There is the link to the international classification ISCO-08, as stated above.
 
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.There are 13 surveys determined by the Eurostat, for which purposes the classification is used:
• Labour Force Survey
• EU-SILC
• Household Budget Survey
• Adult Education Survey
• ICT usage in households and by individuals
• Annual Job vacancy statistics
• European Health Interview Survey
• Time Use Survey
• Population Census
• Structure of Earnings Survey
• Average annual gross earnings
• Accidents at work (ESAW)
• Occupational diseases (EODS)
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.)Public Employment Service, recruitment agencies
We have no information about other users outside of the Czech Statistical Office.
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?The Czech Statistical office has no information about such classifications.
 
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.)January 1, 2011
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.According to the requirements of the Eurostat:
• Structure of Earnings Survey – 2010;
• the 12 other – 2011
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?The Czech version was revised to July 1, 2012.
Little amendments of some headings were done due to facilitate the recognition of the proper classification to users and thus to prevent errors.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Klasifikace zaměstnání (KZAM-R), in English “Classification of occupations” – it was the equivalent of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88).
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe KZAM-R was the equivalent of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88). There was one national level added – called “categories”.
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))1st level – Hlavní třída (Major group) - 10
2nd level – Třída (Sub-major group) - 28
3rd level – Skupina (Minor level) - 119
4th level – Podskupina (Unit group) - 469
5th level – Kategorie (there is no English equivalent as it is the national level added for national purposes) - 3216
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?There is the correspondence table for all of the levels of those classifications. (The previous version was also extended of the 5th national level.)
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?January 1,1997
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.No.
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?The explanatory notes of the international standard has been translated and slightly amended to make it appropriate for the Czech Republic labour market.

On the webpage of the Czech Statistical Office there are available rich supporting materials to facilitate work with the CZ-ISCO – hypertext search, general information about the classification, overview of main changes between the previous and the current version, methodological guidelines, examples of classification of various occupations from different fields of the economy.

6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Since the CZ-ISCO is equivalent of the ISCO-08 up to the 4th level, there is no need for the correspondence table.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?There are no alternative classifications.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes, http://www.ispv.cz/cz/Metodicke-centrum-CZ-ISCO.aspx, file “Hypertextový vyhledávač CZ-ISCO”
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)CZ-ISCO structure – Excel, PDF
CZ-ISCO explanatory notes – Word, PDF
CZ-ISCO correspondence table – Excel, PDF
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 classificationCzech Statistical Office
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCzech Statistical Office, Na padesátém 81, 100 82, Praha 10, Czech Republic
www.czso.cz
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 14/09/2012