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Country / Area: Bahrain

Classification category: Occupation classifications

Classification structure
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Conversion table is available with (ISCO88)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Central Informatics Organization and Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs
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.?
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.)It was implemented in 1991 for the population Census
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 population census in 2001, it was updated.
Classification uses
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.)Population Census only
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?Census results
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.)Arabic and English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Explanatory notes available
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe GCC classification is too much detailed. We are trying to make it suitable for our needs.
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))We need a copy of the latest International Classification
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No users
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The Ministry of Labour is using (ISCO88). The Civil Service Bureau has threir own classification
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?International Standard Classification (ISCO88)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No link
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?5 digit
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Conversion table is available
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?For last time it was used in 1981 Census
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationThe Population result, for 1981 Population Census
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryThe Standard Arab Gulf Directory for Occupational Classification & Specification

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/19/2004