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Nacionalna klasifikacija zanimanja

Country / Area: Croatia

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)Nacionalna klasifikacija zanimanja 2010. (NKZ 10.)

National Classification of Occupations 2010 (NKZ 10)

1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Croatian and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, only in Croatian.
URL: http://www.dzs.hr/
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?NKZ 10 has 4 levels. Name and number of categories for each level are as follows:
Level 1: 10 major groups
Level 2: 43 sub-major groups
Level 3: 130 minor groups
Level 4: 437 unit groups
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Major groups are identified by a numerical code (0 – 9)
Sub-major groups are identified by a two-digit numerical code (01 – 96)
Minor groups are identified by a three-digit numerical code (011 – 962)
Unit groups are identified by a four-digit numerical code (0110 – 9629)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.NKZ 10 is based on ISCO-08 and it is completely in line with it at all hierarchical levels.
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)Classification structure of NKZ 10 is identical to the structure of ISCO-08; just one additional unit group for national purpose is added.
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.)---
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.NKZ 10 is used at the lowest level (unit groups) in SILC survey and HBS survey only for data collection purposes. Inn Labour force survey (LFS) it is used for data collection at level 4 and for data publishing at level 1. NKZ 10 is also used in Job vacancy survey (JVS) at level 1 for data collection. In vital statistics it is used for data collection at level 2 and for data publishing at level 1. NKZ 10 is also used in census data collection and will be available at level 4.
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.)---
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?---
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.)1 January 2011
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.NKZ 10 is implemented in statistical surveys from 1 January 2011.
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)Nacionalna klasifikacija zanimanja (NKZ)

National Classification of Occupations (NKZ)

5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNKZ is based on the principles of ISCO-88 and its European counterpart ISCO-88 COM. Deviations have been made in those areas where the educational system in Croatia differs from identified skill levels in ISCO-88 and 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))Level 1: 10 major groups identified by a numerical code (0 – 9)
Level 2: 28 sub-major groups identified by two-digit numerical code (01 – 99)
Level 3: 115 minor groups identified by three-digit numerical code (011 – 991)
Level 4: 400 unit groups identified by four-digit numerical code (0110 – 9911)
Level 5: 3861 single occupations identified by seven-digit numerical code (0110.11.0 – 9911.11.1)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?NKZ was implemented on 1 January 1999.
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.Yes, by Croatian Employment Service and Croatian Pension Insurance Administration.
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)?NKD 10 is identical to ISCO-08 (with exception of one additional unit group introduced for national purpose).
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)Yes, in PDF, Excel, TXT, DOC.
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 classificationCroatian Bureau of Statistics
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCROATIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS
Information, Services and Publications Directorate
Information Department

Frane Petrića 2 (mezzanine)
10 000 ZAGREB

Tel.: (+385 1) 4806-154 and (+385 1) 4806-138
Fax: (+385 1) 4806-148

Web site: http://www.dzs.hr
E-mail: stat.info@dzs.hr

Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant---

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/12/2012