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National Classifications

Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
(ANZSIC06)

Country / Area: New Zealand

Classification category: Activity 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)Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes – Statistics New Zealand website

http://www.stats.govt.nz/surveys_and_methods/methods/classifications-and-standards/classification-related-stats-standards/industrial-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?ANZSIC is a hierarchic structure. It has 19 Division, 86 Subdivisions, 214 Groups and 506Classes excluding residual categories.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Division codes are denoted by a single alphabetic character and range from A to S
Examples: A Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
B Mining

Subdivision codes are noted by a single alphabetic character followed by 2 numeric characters, the first comprising the relevant division plus the additional numeric codes. They range from A01 to S96.

Examples: A01 Agriculture
A02 Aquaculture

Group codes are noted by a single alphabetic character followed by 3 numeric characters, the first comprising the relevant division plus the additional numeric codes. They range from A011 to S960.

Examples: A011 Nursery and Floriculture Production
A012 Mushroom and Vegetable Growing

Class codes are noted by a single alphabetic character followed by 5 numeric characters, the first comprising the relevant division plus the additional numeric codes. They range from A011100 to S960300.

Examples: A011100 Nursery Production (Under cover)
A011200 Nursery Production (Outdoors)

 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes – ANZSIC is linked to the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Fourth Revision (ISIC Rev.4). It is consistent as it uses the concepts and principles of ISIC but applies them to reflect the structure of the Australian and New Zealand economies, and to meet specific statistical needs.
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 structure of ANZSIC is identical to ISIC i.e. it uses division, subdivisions, groups and classes. Differences in the structure exist to reflect the structure of the Australian and New Zealand economies, and to meet specific statistical needs.
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 concepts, principles and methods of application adopted in ANZSIC are consistent with those in ISIC.
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.)ANZSIC06 is concorded to both ISIC Rev 3 and ISIC Rev 4 at the class level. A predominant concordance is also available at that level between ANZSIC06 and ISIC Rev 4.

Reporting to OECD is usually supplied at the 2 digit level of ISIC Rev 4.

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.ANZSIC is used for compiling all industry based statistical data in Statistics New Zealand. AN output classification (NZSIOC) exists for dissemination purposes.

Within Statistics New Zealand, ANZSIC is used in the compilation of economic statistics, including surveys covering agriculture, expenditure, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, as well as in the Annual Enterprise Survey.

ANZSIC is also used in the Census of Population and Dwellings and Household Labour Force Survey to classify main activity of employer responses. ANZSIC is used in other household surveys as required.

The Statistics New Zealand Business Frame uses ANZSIC to assign classification to all businesses stored on the Frame.

A wide range of government departments and organisations, particularly Inland Revenue (the National Tax Office) utilise ANZSIC.

The Accident Compensation Corporation uses ANZSIC as the basis of its Business Industry Classification for allocating employer levies for work related injuries.

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.)Companies Office code all companies to an ANZSIC code. Banks code occupations to an industry code, and a number of individual enterprises also utilise industry coding.
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 Accident Compensation Corporationuses ANZSIC as the basis of its Business Industry Classification for allocating employer levies for work related injuries.
 
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.)28 February 2006
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Please refer to Appendix 1: ANZSIC Release dates.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?An update to ANZSIC06 is being carried out at the present time and the results of this review are expected to be available by June 2013. A Review is planned for 2016.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 1996 (ANZSIC96) NZ Use
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsANZSIC96 (NZ Use) is concorded to ISIC Rev 3 at the class level. A predominant concordance is also available at that level between ANZSIC06 and ISIC Rev 4.
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))ANZSIC96 (NZ Use) is a five level hierarchic classification. It has 17 Divisions, 53 Subdivisions, 158 Groups, 456 Classes and 477 Subclasses – excluding residual categories.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes – Concordances exist between ANZSIC96 (NZ Use) and ANZSIC06 at the subclass to class level, and at the division level.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The first version of the former classification was implemented in 1996. There have have been five versions created
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.Statistics New Zealand no longer uses ANZSIC96 (NZ Use) except for time series coding within the Census of Population and Dwellings. This will cease at the conclusion of the 2013 Census processing.
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Concordances exist (as stated above) between ANZSIC06 and ISIC Rev 4.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Yes – Between:
the New Zealand Standard Industrial Output Classification (NZSIOC) and ANZSIC06
the Business Industry Classification (BIC) and ANZSIC06
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes. All Statistics New Zealand collections are coded using a standard national coding index. External agencies also use the national coding index.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, in pdf, Excel, Word and XML.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes. Concordances are available between ANZSIC06, ANZSIC96, ANZSIC93, NZSIC87, ISIC Rev 3, and ISIC Rev 4.

The coding index is available upon request in Excel format.

 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics New Zealand and the Australian Bureau of Statistics
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryPhone: 0508 525 525 toll-free in New Zealand or +64 4 931 4600 outside New Zealand
Email: info@stats.govt.nz, classifications@stats.govt.nz
Fax: +64 4 931 4049
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNo additional comments

Source: UN questionnaire, 16/08/2012