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(ISIC)

Country / Area: Bahrain

Classification category: Activity classifications

 
General information
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.We rebuilt section 80 (Education). It contains 9 groups instead of 5. The International one consists of 4 digits as maximum, our consists of 6 digits.
 
Classification structure
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Not applicable
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Central Informatics Organization and Ministry of Commerce
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)?
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.?
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.)It was implemented in 1991 for the population census
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.We are working with other GCC countries to adopt a classification for all GCC countries.
 
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 only by Ministry of Commerce for issuing there commercial licenses.
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 Census
Commercial licenses
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?Census Results
Commerce Statistics
 
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.)Arabic & English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes
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 classificationsNo Problems
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))No assistance needed at the present time
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No users
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The General Organization for social Insurance and Ministry of Industry are using their own classifications
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
 
Contact information
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryInternational Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC R3)

Source: UN questionnaire, 19/07/2004