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Classificazione delle professioni
(CP 2011)

Country / Area: Italy

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)Classificazione delle professioni (CP2011)
Classification of occupations
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Italian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes
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?9 Major groups (Grandi gruppi- 1st digit)
37 Groups (Gruppi 2nd digit))
129 Classes (Classi 3rd digit)
511 Categories (Categorie 4th digit)
800 Occupational Units (Unità professionali 5th digit)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The national classification is linked to Isco08. The 5th Italian digit is mapped into the 3rd Isco08 code
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 Italian classification has 5 levels instead of 4; moreover it has only nine Major groups and a different number of categories for each level (see table 1)

Table 1 - Isco08 and Cp2011 Classification structure

MAJOR GROUPS – ISCO08Major groups CP2011Sub-major groupMinor groupUnit groupOccupational Units
I- Managers(I)34811493167-
II- Professionals(II)6616277892175-
III- Technicians and associate professionals(III)4520209884160-
IV- Clerical support workers(IV)4488302930-
V- Service and sales workers(V)441513464063-
VI- Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers(VI)5323910118170-
VII- Craft and related trades workers51466-
VIII- Plant and machine operators and assemblers(VII)4323148040104-
IX- Elementary occupations(VIII)461311263328-
X- Armed forces occupations(IX)3333333-
Total 3743129130511436800-

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.See table 1 for the deviations in terms of structure. The application rules are the same.
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.)See table 1 for the deviations in terms of structure. The application rules are the same.
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.Istat uses CP2011 for all the socio-economic surveys (EU-Silc, LFS, HBS, AES,...).
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.)Whenever a new employee is hired, the employer has to send to the Ministry of Labour a mandatory communication with the occupation to be performed, classified according to Cp2011.

Moreover, when an accident at work happens, it has to be reported to the National Institute for the accident insurance at work, according to CP2011.

The Italian Union of Chambers of commerce uses Cp2011 to code occupations in its survey on employment needs.

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.)January 2011
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.January 2011
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Istat usually updates the classification every 10 years. In the meanwhile, slight revisions of the job titles are performed as well as improvements of the job contents descriptions.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Classificazione delle professioni (CP2001)
Classification of occupations
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsCP2001 was linked to Isco88
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))Table 2- Cp2001 and Cp2011 – Classification structure

GRANDI GRUPPI PROFESSIONALIGruppoClasseCategoriaUnità professionale
1 - Legislatori, imprenditori e alta dirigenza33884849-67
2 - Professioni intellettuali, scientifiche e di elevata specializzazione6617166978-175
3 - Professioni tecniche4417209298-160
4 - Professioni esecutive nel lavoro d'ufficio24683730-30
5 - Professioni qualificate nelle attività commerciali e nei servizi5411154746-63
6 - Artigiani, operai specializzati e agricoltori652423108101-170
7 - Conduttori di impianti, operai di macchinari fissi e mobili e conducenti di veicoli4422238980-104
8 - Professioni non qualificate6415132826-28
9 - Forze armate131313-3

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?In 2001
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
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
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Excel (http://www.istat.it/it/archivio/18132)
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes (http://www.istat.it/it/archivio/18132)
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationISTAT
Rilevazione, analisi e classificazioni delle professioni
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryIstat
Formazione e lavoro
Viale dell'Oceano Pacifico, 171
00144 Roma
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/20/2012