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National Classifications


(BDSOC 2001)

Country / Area: Brunei Darussalam

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)Not Applicable
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Description is up to 5-digit level. Certain description differs such as ‘Statisticians and Social Research Analysts’ and ‘Animal/Bird Keepers and Trainers’.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.It is almost identical to the level of structure of ISCO-88 that is up to 4-digit level, except that 5-digit level describes the occupation item.
 
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?1145 items
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Department of Statistics, Department of Economic Planning and Development
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)Dr. Fatimah Abdul Hamid.
E-mail : fatimah_hamid@jpke.gov.bn
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.Department of Statistics, Department of Economic Planning and Development, Prime Minister’s Office, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8710, Brunei Darussalam.
Tel. (673-2) 241991
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.)February 2002
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.Department of Statistics - Population and Housing Census 2001.
Labour Department uses as a reference.
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.)Population and Housing Census 2001
The description of actual occupation. 5-digit Level item description
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 census data in processing stage. Expected to be released by Year 2003
 
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.)English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.No
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsAccommodating the description of occupation in the Government sector, especially religious occupation
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))Not applicable at this time
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Civil Service Department, as a reference for their computer system
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not applicable
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?Brunei Darussalam Standard Occupation Classification 1991 (BDSOC 1991)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not applicable
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?5 digit level
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?840 items
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Year 1991 and used in Population and Housing Census 1991
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationPopulation and Housing Census 1991 - published
Labour Force Survey 1995 - published
Household Expenditure Survey 1997/1998
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 

Source: UN questionnaire, 28/05/2002