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Malaysia Standard Classification of Occupations
(MASCO 2008)

Country / Area: Malaysia

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)Malaysia Standard Classification of Occupations 2008 (MASCO 2008)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Bahasa Melayu (the national and official language of Malaysia) and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, http://static.jobsmalaysia.gov.my/html/jobsm/masco/en/MASCO_BI_master.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?5 levels (Major Group, Sub-major Groups, Minor Groups, Unit Groups and Small Unit Groups)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Example for each level occupation classification:
1. Major Group - Manager (1)
2.Sub-major Groups - Chief Executives, Senior Officials & Legislators (11)
3.Minor Groups - Legislators and Senior Officials (111)
4.Unit Groups - Legislators (1111)
5.Small Unit Groups - Member of parlimentarian (11111)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.International Classification of Occupations (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)Yes, with additional level has been added (at 5 digit level).
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.No deviation but additional level has been added.
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.)1 digit level
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.N/A
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.1. 2010 Population and Housing Census - 5 digits level (collection) and published at 1 digit
2. Labour Force Survey - 5 digits level (collection) and published at 1 digit
3. Household Income Survey - 5 digits level (collection) and published at 1 digit
4. Household Expenditure Survey - 5 digits level (collection) and published at 1 digit
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.)Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia for employment services
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?No
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.)Since 2010
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Since 2010
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes - MASCO 2013
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Malaysia Standard Classification of Occupation 98 (MASCO 98)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsInternational Standard Classification of Occupation 08 (ISCO 08)
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 digits level
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Since 2000
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)?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
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 classificationHuman Resource Division, Ministry of Human Resources
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryMinistry of Human Resources
Human Resource Division,
Level 7, Block D3, Complex D,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62530 Putrajaya.
Tel: +603-88865000
E-mail: ksm@mohr.gov.my
Website: http://www.mohr.gov.my/
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNo

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/24/2013