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National Classifications

Country / Area: Iran, Islamic Republic of

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) -----
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Changes consist of splitting, combining and elimination.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Changes consist of splitting, combining and elimination
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?367 items (at Level 4)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Bureau of Statistical Standards and Definitions, Statistical Center of Iran
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)Mohammad Normohammadi
Tel.: 0098218965460
E-mail: noormohammadi@sci.org.ir
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.SCI
Post Box 14155-613
Dr Fatemi Avenue
14144 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

E-mail: noormohammadi@sci.org.ir

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.)In 1966 SCI used ISCO 1958 and in 1976 used ISCO 1968. These classifications were used by SCI and were not National Classifications. In 1986, SCI adopted it base on ISCO 1968, then revised it in 1996 based on ISCO 1988.
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.Because of implementation of General Census of Population and housing in 2006, It will be updated according to ISCO 1998 in the middle of 2004.
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.It is used for the household surveys which implemented by SCI . In addition, it is used by Ministry of Labour and Social affairs (MLS).
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.)It is used for the household surveys which implemented by SCI. In addition, it is used by Ministry of Labour and Social affairs (MLS). In SCI it is collected at level 4 , but in MLS at level 6.
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?It is used for the household surveys which implemented by SCI.In addition, it is used by Ministry of Labour and Social affair(MLS). It publishes at level 4.
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.)Persian
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)Yes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications----
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))----
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Ministry of Labour and Social affair (MLS) uses it for classification of Labour force.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No
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.------
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Iran Classification of Occupation-1986
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)?3 levels (10 sections, 75 divisions, 255 groups)
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?255
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?1365 (1986)
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationIt is not used.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryIran Classification of Occupation-1998

Source: UN questionnaire, 5/24/2004