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Systematik der Berufe

Country / Area: Austria

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)Systematik der Berufe-ÖISCO-08; classification of occupations-ÖISCO-08
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Structure and explanatory notes are available in English and German language, the alphabetical index is available only in German language.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.German: http://www.statistik.at/KDBWeb/kdb.do?FAM=ALLE&&NAV=DE&&KDBtoken=null

English: http://www.statistik.at/KDBWeb/kdb.do?FAM=ALLE&&KDBtoken=null

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?The structure is the same as the ISCO-08 structure:
First level: 10 major groups
Second level: 43 sub-major groups
Third level: 130 minor groups
Fourth level: 436 unit groups.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The coding is the same as ISCO-08 coding.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.This classification is based on ISCO-08 (same coding, same structure).
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 is identical with ISCO-08.
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.No deviations.
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.)For instance, for labour force survey and structure of earnings survey data are published on 2 nd 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. 
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.ÖISCO-08 is used for Labour Force Survey, European Community Statistics on Income and Living (EU-SILC), Population Census, Job Vacancies, Structure of Earnings Survey.
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.)The use of the classification for non-statistical purposes is not known.
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?Labour Administration Market (AMS) uses a different classification, but most of their occupations are included in our alphabetical index of occupations.
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.)Adopted 2011.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.For example Labour Force Survey January 2011, Structure of earnings survey for survey 2010.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?If ISCO-08 is revised, ÖISCO-08 will be revised, too.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Systematik der Berufe ÖISCO-88; classification of occupations ÖISCO-88 (COM)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsStructure and coding are the same as ISCO-88 (COM).
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))The structure is the same as in ISCO-88 (COM):
10 major groups, 28 sub-major groups, 116 minor groups, 390 unit groups.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Correspondence tables exist, based on the correspondence table ISCO-88 - ISCO-08.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Population census 2001 used ÖISCO-88.
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?National explanatory notes based on the explanatory notes of ISCO-08 and an alphabetical index have been elaborated.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No need for correspondence tables because of the same structure.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Pdf, Excel, csv format
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 classificationSTATISTICS AUSTRIA - Registers, classifications and methods division
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquirySTATISTICS AUSTRIA
Federal Institution under Public Law
Guglgasse 13
A-1110 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 71128 0
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/5/2012