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Məşğulluq təsnifatı

Country / Area: Azerbaijan

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)Məşğulluq təsnifatı (MT ikinci versiya), Classification of Occupation (ISCO-08)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Azerbaijan language
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes. http://www.azstat.org/tesn3/
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?MT consists of 10 major groups, 43 sub-major group, 131 minor groups and 438 unit groups.
MT has 4 levels. Code structure of MT is as follows:
X -major group
XX - sub-major group
XXX - minor group
XXXX - unit group
All levels are the same with international standard of ISCO-08.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.E.g."Physicists and astronomers" showed by code 2111
2 - code of major group
21 - code of sub-major group
211 - code of minor group
2111 - code of unit group
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.MT based on International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08)
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)MT structure is identical to the international standard of 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.There are not deviations from the international standard in MT
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 international comparison data can be reported at four 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.MT uses for statistical comparisons, statistical surveys, statistical reports and 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.)MT is used by Research Institutes for non-statistical purposes.
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?This classification is used as an alternative in tariff-manuals.
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.)MT was adopted by the college of the State Statistical Committee by order N 29/2 on 24 November 2010 and by the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Standardization, Metrology and Patent by order N 180 on 20 December 2010 as state standard in the territory of the country.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes. 
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?We have plans for revision of the current classification in 2015-2016 years after next version of Classification of Occupations.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Məşğulluq Təsnifatı (MT), Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsISCO-88
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))Former classification of occupation consists of 10 major groups, 28 sub-major group, 117 minor groups and 399 unit groups.

Former classification of occupation had 4 levels. Code structure of MT is as follows:
X - major group
XX - sub-major group
XXX - minor group
XXXX - unit group
All levels are the same with international standard of ISCO-88.

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?From 13.12.2000 to 10.01.2011
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.The statistical data collected or published according to the current classification of occupation.
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)?No.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes. It is available in Excel, PDF and Word.
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 classificationState Statistical Committee, State Register, Sampling and Classifications sector of the Department on Coordination of Statistical Works
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryAZ 1136 Baku, Inshaatchilar avenue, (+994 12) 538-64-98, (+994 12) 538-81-97,
E-mail: sc@azstat.org, gasima@azstat.org
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/22/2012