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National Classifications

Վարչատարածքային բաժանման միավորների դասակարգիչ

Country / Area: Armenia

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)Վարչատարածքային բաժանման միավորների դասակարգիչ, Classification of units of administrative and territorial division
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?National classifications are available in Armenian.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The classifications are accessed on the internet www.armstat.am
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? 
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.6. Classification of units of administrative and territorial division is has three levels: marz (region), community, residence.

The Marzes are marked with 01 - 11 two-digit numbers or two-digit Latin letters, for example ER, AR etc.
Structure of code is XX XXX XX (XX - Marz, XX - community, X - rural residence, the last two digits (XX) reflects territory belonging to urban or rural place.

The classification contains 10 Marzes and Yerevan city, 929 community, 951 rural residence.

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe. 
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) 
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.The national classification does not have corresponding international standard.
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.)All data collected by using national classifications based on the international classifications could be communicated for international comparison. For example, in 3c item of NACE Rev.2, data grouped in fourth digit level for sure could be communicated for international comparison.
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.For the developed National classification based on international classifications, the Guidelines are obligatory given that are in compliance with to international standards.
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. 
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.) 
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? 
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given) 
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.Classification of units of administrative and territorial division has been approved by the Resolution of the Director of Standards Institute of RA on 23.12.00, No 57, has been registered in the register book of RA Standards on 24.12.00, No.3-2000. It has been used for the first time and since the day of publication.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?All the mentioned classifications have a section on relevant explanatory notes:
Besides in 2011, the NSS RA has also elaborated guidelines "On Indication of Economic Types of Activities by Taxpayers in Tax Reporting Forms".
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?According to Article 66 "Statistical cooperation" of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed in 1996 between EU and Armenia (entered into force on 1 July 1999)
"The Parties, in particular, shall cooperate in the following fields: adaptation of the Armenian statistical system to international methods, standards and classification";

According to that and stipulated by the necessity to create a single system of classification and coding of technical, economic and social information in the Republic of Armenia, the Government of the Republic of Armenia has approved the Resolution No.146 dated 23.05.97 "On elaboration and implementation of the program on creation and introduction of the single system of classification and coding of technical, economic and social information in the Republic of Armenia" that is aimed at coordination of activities in the field of classifications.

All those applied in RA and above mentioned classifications are developed and correspond to international, including European classifications.

6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Yes.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist? 
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF (on Website), TXT, Excel (for internal use).
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 classificationNSS RA
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry3 Government House, Republic Ave, Yerevan 0010, Republic of Armenia
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/26/2012