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National Classifications

International Standard Industrial Classification
(ISIC Rev.3)

Country / Area: Botswana

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)International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC-REV 3)
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.No, but usually attached as appendix to all published Statistical reports.
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?Major and Unit/Level
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Example:
Major – Manufacturing
Unit/Level – Manufacture of Food Products and Beverages
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, based on and adapted from the International Classification of Industry
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)Yes, identical to ISIC.
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.No deviation
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.)
Agriculture83.516.531 064
Mining and Quarrying94.25.813 264
Manufacturing51.148.926 470
Water & Electricity87.812.26 388
Construction86.913.157 510
Wholesale39.660.433 765
Transport and Comm.83.916.111 398
Business Services65.534.5 13 286
Health Services40.459.67 546
Education35.164.92 373
Domestic Services11.688.431 617
Community74.725.39 828
Central Government79.320.722 838
Local Government72.727.311 164
Not Stated54.046.05 356
Foreign Missions,Intern. Orgn.
Total62.537.5304 567
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.Used for coding of all Censuses, surveys and administrative data. Outsiders using the classification are: Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM), Ministry of Trade and Industry and Botswana Unified Revenue Service. Mostly data collected is published at 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.)Ministry of Labour & Home Affairs – Work Permits
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?None
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.)Adopted and adapted in 1996.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Since 1996
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes, plans are underway to adopt ISIC REV 4.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC-REV 3)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsIncrease in the number of groups, otherwise same for other groups
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))Major and Unit/Level
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, the two can easily be mapped
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1996
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, all statistics published use the former classification.
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)?Yes
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
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)Yes, in Word and 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 classificationStatistics Botswana
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistics Botswana, Bag 0024, Gaborone, Botswana; Email: csobots@gov.bw
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNo comments

Source: UN questionnaire, 13/09/2013