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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 75


  • Section: L - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Division: 75 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security


This Division is divided into the following Groups:

  • 751 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community
  • 752 - Provision of services to the community as a whole
  • 753 - Compulsory social security activities

Explanatory note

This division includes activities normally carried out by the public administration. However, the legal or institutional status is not, in itself, the determining factor. This division includes units that are part of local or central public bodies that enable the administration of the community to function properly.
This division includes:
- general administration (e.g. executive, legislative, financial administration etc. at all levels of government) and supervision in the field of social and economic life (group 751)
- defence, justice, police, foreign affairs etc. (group 752)
- management of compulsory social security schemes (group 753)

Activities classified elsewhere in ISIC do not fall under division 75 even if carried out by public administrations. For example, administration of the school system (i.e. regulations, checks, curricula) falls under division 75, but teaching itself does not (see division 80), and a prison or military hospital is classified to health (see division 85). Similarly, some activities described in division 75 may be carried out by non-government units.

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