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Country / Area: Trinidad and Tobago

Classification category: Occupation classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?The occupational descriptions represent the average picture of the various occupations at the national level. DOTT is modeled on the ISCO-88.
ISCO-88 has been adapted where deemed necessary, to reflect the existent occupations in this country.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Senior Occupational Analyst
Occupational Research Unit
Ministry of Education
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)Ministry of Education
18, Alexander Street, St. Clair
Port of Spain
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.Yes, periodic updating of DOTT in response to technological developments, development of new occupations or changes in occupations.
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.Central Statistical Office
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Education
Implementation / revision status
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Yes.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNot aware of any.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?None.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not aware of any.
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.Yes.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?None.

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999