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National Classifications

CSO Standard Levels of Education Classification

Country / Area: Ireland

Classification category: Other 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)CSO Standard Levels of Education Classification
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.http://www.cso.ie/en/surveysandmethodology/classifications/standardlevelsofeducationclassification/
 
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?This classification has 3 levels:
Level 1 contains 5 categories with 1-digit codes
Level 2 contains 7 categories with 2-digit codes
Level 3 contains 18 categories with 3-digit codes
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.1 Primary or below
11 Primary or below
111 No Formal Education
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, It's a variant of the International Standard Classification of Education - ISCED 1997.
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)Same number of levels as ISCED 1997, but the number of categories at each level is different.
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 number of categories at each level is different
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.)The CSO Standard Level of Education Classification concords to the ISCED classification at the lowest 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.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.Statistical Surveys
Data can be used at all levels for publication
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.)Don’t know
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?Don’t know if alternative classifications are 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.)6th May 2004
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Not aware
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No not a presen
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)None
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?No
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?No
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)TXT, EXCEL
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 classificationCentral Statistics Office
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquirySkehard Rd, Mahon, Cork, Ireland. PH: 353 21 4535681, email: classifications@cso.ie
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 23/10/2013