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Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006

Country / Area: Australia

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)Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC)
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.Yes. Australian Bureau of Statistics Website
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?ANZSIC is a hierarchical structure. It has 19 Divisions, 86 Subdivisions, 214 Groups and 506 Classes.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Division levels range from A to S
Examples. A - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
B - Mining

Subdivision levels are 01 to 96
Examples. 01 - Agriculture
02 - Aquaculture

Group levels are 011 to 960
Examples. 011 - Nursery and Floriculture Production
012 - Mushroom and Vegetable Growing

Class levels are 0111 to 9603
Examples. 0111 - Nursery Production (Under cover)
0112 - Nursery Production (Outdoors)

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes. International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities, Third Revision (ISIC Rev. 4)
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)The structure of ANZSIC - divisions, subdivisions, groups and classes - is comparable with, or convertible to, the sections, divisions, groups and classes of ISIC.

Differences in structure exist to more appropriately reflect the structure of the Australian and New Zealand economies, and to meet specific statistical needs.

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 concepts, principles and methods of application adopted in ANZSIC are consistent with those in ISIC, to the fullest extent practicable.
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.)There are a number of correspondence tables which will assist users in identifying the relevant corresponding class in another classification. The available correspondence tables for ANZSIC 2006 include:

ANZSIC 1993 - ANZSIC 2006
ANZSIC 2006 - ANZSIC 1993
ISIC Rev. 3.1 - ANZSIC 2006
ANZSIC 2006 - ISIC Rev. 3.1
ISIC Rev. 4 - ANZSIC 2006
ANZSIC 2006 - ISIC Rev. 4

These tables comprise correspondences to the most recent release of ISIC (Rev. 4), as well as those correspondences included in Chapter 10 in the ANZSIC publication. This spreadsheet can be downloaded through the 'Downloads' tab. A document explaining how to read a partial correspondence is also included in the spreadsheet.

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.ANZSIC is used as the basis for compiling and disseminating all industry-based statistical data in the ABS and Statistics New Zealand.

Within the ABS it is used extensively in the compilation of economic statistics, including surveys covering agriculture, mining, manufacturing, construction, finance, services, and wholesale and retail trade. National Accounts statistics incorporate an input-output analysis which takes account of industry.

ANZSIC is also used for some household surveys including the labour force survey and social surveys, and the population census.

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.)A wide range of government departments and organisations, particularly the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), utilise ANZSIC.

Several insurance companies classify businesses and individuals to ANZSIC categories as a means of assessing risk of injury, and major banks have created databases in which major clients are categorised by ANZSIC classes.

Workers Compensation Insurance Agencies (State Government) also use ANZSIC.
Non-government statistical consultancy businesses also compile data on an ANZSIC basis.

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?Not applicable.
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.)28 February 2006
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.While ANZSIC was officially adopted in February 2006, individual statistical programmes within the ABS implemented the classification at different times over the following few years. The classification has now been fully implemented for a number of years.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Update planned for 2012/13 Financial year and Review planned for 2016.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 1993 (ANZSIC)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsInternational Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities, Third Revision (ISIC Rev. 3)
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))ANZSIC 1993 consists of 17 divisions, 53 subdivisions, 158 groups, and 465 classes.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, correspondence tables
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1993
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.Some external users are still using ANZSIC 1993.
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)?Not applicable.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes - The ABS website has an ANZSIC search facility that is developed in line with ANZSIC 2006
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF, HTML
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 classificationAustralian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ)
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryhttp://www.abs.gov.au
Information on ABS classifications is located in the 'Classifications' tab. This can be found by choosing the 'Methods and Classifications' option at the top of the ABS homepage.
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNo further comments.

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/17/2012