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National Classifications

Lietuvos profesijų klasifikatorius
(LPK)

Country / Area: Lithuania

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)Lietuvos profesijų klasifikatorius (LPK) 2009–2010
Lithuanian Classification of Occupations (LCO) 2009–2010
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?The classification is available in Lithuanian.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The classification as a database is available in the Central Classification Database of Statistics Lithuania and can be accessed at: http://db.stat.gov.lt/statclass/classifications.aspx?CLASS_ID=100000060&CLASS_NAME=LPK&owner=class.

The classification is also available in Word format in the information system of legal acts on the website of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania:
• http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=362123&p_query=ISCO-08&p_tr2=2
• http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=382377&p_query=ISCO&p_tr2=2

Links for more information relating to the Lithuanian Classification of Occupations:
• in Lithuanian: http://www.ukmin.lt/web/lt/verslo_aplinka/zmogiskuju_istekliu_pletra/627
• briefly in English: http://www.ukmin.lt/web/en/business_environment/human_resources_development/ lithuanian_classification_of_occupations

 
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 structure of the Lithuanian Classification of Occupations has five levels. At the first level, there are 10 major groups. The second level consists of 43 sub-major groups. The third level has 130 minor groups. At the fourth level, there are 436 unit groups. The fifth level consists of 5420 entries of occupational titles.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.1. The first digit indicates the number of the major group (the first level).
2. The second digit together with the first digit indicates the number of the sub-major group (the second level).
3. The third digit together with two previous digits indicates the number of the minor group (the third level).
4. The fourth digit together with three previous digits indicates the number of the unit group (the fourth level).
5. Two last digits together with the four previous digits make the code of the occupation (the fifth level).

For example, code 711516 Joiner. This occupation is classified in the 7th major group, 71st sub-major group, 711th minor group, 7115th unit group. The occupation has the 16th order number in this unit group.

 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The Lithuanian Classification of Occupations 2009–2010 is based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08). The skill levels used in the national classification are identical to ISCO-08. There are 4 skill levels defined similar to 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)The Lithuanian Classification of Occupations has a structure identical to that of ISCO-08 at four levels. The fifth level is a national level which has been added to the international standard.
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.There are very small deviations from the international standard in terms of application. Due to specific national circumstances, some occupations are classified in other groups than in ISCO-08. For example: “Musician, street” (ISCO-08 code 2652 “Musicians, singers and composers”), “Dancer, street” (ISCO-08 code 2653 “Dancers and choreographers”), which are at ISCO-08 skill level 4, are classified under the Lithuanian Classification of Occupations unit group 3435 “Other artistic and cultural associate professionals” at skill level 3. Our experts are of the opinion that the skills required in street shows are lower than those required for performing musical compositions and dances by artists at skill level 4.
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.)For international comparison, data can be reported at ISCO-08 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.
 
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 Lithuanian Classification of Occupations is used for population and social statistics, e.g. population and housing census, labour force survey, job vacancies survey, structure of earnings survey, and adult education survey. Data are collected at the 2nd or 5th levels and published at the 1st–4th levels according to national requirements.
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.)The institutions currently using the classification are: the Lithuanian Labour Exchange under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (employment services for matching job seekers and vacancies, for work permits), the State Labour Inspectorate under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (records of accidents at work), the Centre of Information Technologies founded by the Ministry of Education and Science (information system for educational information, consulting and guidance), the Ministry of Health (information system for health services).

The State Social Insurance Fund Board under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour plans on using the classification (information system for social security information).

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?No alternative classification is used.
 
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.)1) The structure of the Lithuanian Classification of Occupations according to ISCO-08 was approved in 2009:
http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=362123&p_query=ISCO-08&p_tr2=2
2) The national index of occupational titles according to numerical order was approved in 2010:
http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=382377&p_query=ISCO&p_tr2=2
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The Lithuanian Classification of Occupations based on ISCO-08 was applied in the structure of earnings survey in 2010 and in other surveys and in the 2011 Population and Housing Census in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 1022/2009 of 29 October 2009 amending Regulations (EC) No 1738/2005, (EC) No 698/2006 and (EC) No 377/2008 as regards the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO).
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?There are plans to prepare an updated version of the current Lithuanian Classification of Occupations in 2012.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Lietuvos profesijų klasifikatorius (LPK) 1999–2009
Lithuanian Classification of Occupations (LCO) 1999–2009
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThis classification was based on ISCO-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))The structure of the former classification had five levels. At the first level, there were 10 major groups. The second level had 28 sub-major groups. The third level had 116 minor groups. At the fourth level, there were 418 unit groups. The fifth level consisted of 5510 entries of occupational titles.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Conversion tables between the former and the current classification are available.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The implementation of the former classification started in 2000.
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.Statistical data are no longer collected or published according to the former classification.
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?National explanatory notes and guidelines are under development.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Correspondence tables between the national and the international classifications do not exist because the structure of the national and the international classification is the same.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No alternative classification is used.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?A national coding index does exist.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)The classification is available in electronic form in Word format.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?The correspondence tables and index are available in electronic form.
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationMinistry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryMinistry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
38 Gedimino Ave., LT-01104 Vilnius
Tel. 8 706 64 845, 8 706 64 868
Fax 8 706 64 762
E-mail kanc@ukmin.lt
http://www.ukmin.lt/web/en/
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant

Source: UN questionnaire, 05/09/2012