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National Classifications

(ΣΤΕΠ 2010)

Country / Area: Greece

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)ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΤΑΞΙΝΟΜΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΩΝ (ΣΤΕΠ 2010)
STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONS (STEP 2010), which is identical to the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO 08).
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?ENGLISH and GREEK.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Classification is not yet available on ELSTAT website.
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?STEP-10 is identical to ISCO 08
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.STEP-10 is identical to ISCO 08
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.STEP-10 is identical to 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)STEP-10 is identical to 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.STEP-10 is identical to ISCO 08
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.)STEP-10 is identical to ISCO 08
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.STEP-10 is identical to ISCO 08
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.Classification is used for all statistical surveys in which the persons surveyed are classified according to their profession. It is also used by users outside of the Statistical Office such as researchers, students or individuals.
The classification is used at up to 3-digit level for data collection and 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.)Social Security Institution, Labour Force Employment Organization, Professional Associations, 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?N/A
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 1st, 2010
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.2010 for the Structure of Earnings Survey and 2011 for all other statistical surveys
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)ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΤΑΞΙΝΟΜΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΩΝ (ΣΤΕΠ 92)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSTEP 92 was based on ISCO-88 (COM), which was based on ISCO-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))Structure of STEP 92 was identical to ISCO 88.
There were 10 Major Groups (10 in ISCO-88)
46 sub-major groups (28 in ISCO-88)
210 minor groups (116 in ISCO-88)
401 unit groups (390 in ISCO-88)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Conversion tables exist between STEP 92 and ISCO-88 (COM)
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The implementation of STEP 92 started in 1992.
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?Explanatory notes and guidelines have been translated in Greek. The translated version is at the editing stage.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?STEP-10 is identical to ISCO 08
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
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)PDF, word, excel
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?STEP-10 is identical to ISCO 08
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationInternational Labour Organization (ILO)
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryHellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT)
Statistical Information and Publications Division
Tel: 0030 213 135 2022
e-mail: data.dissem@statistics.gr
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/30/2013