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Tanzania Standard Classification of Occupations

Country / Area: United Republic of Tanzania

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)Tanzania Standard Classification of Occupations, (TASCO)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No
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?There are:
10 Major Groups - One-digit Code Numbers
29 Sub-Major Groups - Two-digit Code Numbers
120 Minor-Groups - Three-digit Code Numbers
466 Unit Groups - Four-digit Code Numbers
2,194 Occupational Categories - Six-digit Code Numbers
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.TASCO Classificationsis used for coding tasks/jobs captured during Labour Force Surveys and Employment and Earnings Surveys data collection from the field during.

We don’t use at each level of all the listed above, but we only use the classification at unit groups of four-digit numbers.

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.TASCO has been closely aligned with ISCO-88 to ensure international and regional comparability of statistical data. To maintain continuity with the country's past statistical data, based as it is on the ISCO-68, the main text of TASCO for each Major Group gives corresponding ISCO-68 Codes for titles included in the TASCO.
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, it is closely aligned with ISCO-88.
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 deviations from the 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.)At all levels
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.Nil
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.The Classification is used for coding tasks/jobs captured during Labour Force Surveys and Employment and Earnings Surveys data collection from the field.
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.)None
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?Nil
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.)Our institution officially adopted the use of TASCO classification since the year 1990/91.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.TACO started use in 1990/91.
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)Nil
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNil
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))Nil
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Nil
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Nil
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.Nil
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Nil
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Nil
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Nil
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)No
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 classificationUnited Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Labour and Employment-Department of Emplyment Statistical Unit
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryPermanent Secretary United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Labour and Employment, P. O. Box 1422, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNo

Source: UN questionnaire, 10/17/2013