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National Classifications

طبقه بندی گذران وقت و فرهنگ ایران

Country / Area: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Classification category: Other 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)Iran culture and time use classification
طبقه بندی گذران وقت و فرهنگ ایران
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Persian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.amar.org.ir/Portals/0/fera.pdf
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 classification is formulated in three sections: “cultural activities”, “cultural products” and “cultural jobs”. In the section of cultural activities, activities of the establishments and organizations whose main activity is to produce and present cultural goods and services are coded and its structure is derived from the ISIC- 3.1 classification.
In the section of cultural products, the list of cultural goods and services is coded and its structure is derived from the CPC-1.1 classification.
In the section of cultural jobs, the jobs which are often considered in the section of culture and leisure are coded and its structure is derived from the ISCO-1988 classification.

Number of categoriesCultural ActivitiesCode
20Group2 digits
68Class3 digits
Number of categoriesCultural productsCode
26Group2 digits
191Class4 digits
Number of categoriesCultural activitiesCode
9Main group1 digit
86Class4 digits

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
Cultural activities
Literature and written information21
Creating the literary works211
Publication and publishing of newspaper212
Book publication213
Dramatic art22
Music performance221
Cultural products
Artists’ services and art’s training services02
Artists’ services, singers, musicians and stuntmen0201
Costume design and fashion services0202
Scene designing services0203
Cultural jobs
Organizations’ cultural experts2122
Other cultural experts2149
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.No
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)Iran culture and leisure classification is formulated according to the Australian Cultural Classification and the structure of ISIC-CPC-ISCO International Classifications, but because of uniqueness of the countries’ culture, most of its evidences are national and are not strongly connected to the international standards.
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.It does not have international basis
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 is applicable on the national level only.
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.This classification could be applied for cultural data collection.
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.)The current classification was formulated in 2009 and has not been revised yet.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.This classification hasn’t been used yet.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No needs were expressed yet and there is no plan for revision.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)It doesn’t have previous version.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
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)) 
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification? 
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented? 
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?Yes, in the publication of National Classification, the objectives of the classification, system of codes, and descriptive points are presented.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No, because it has not an international basis.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No خير
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?بله 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, it is available in PDF, XML and WORD formats.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?No.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical Centre of Iran
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/26/2012