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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 8531


  • Tabulation Category: N - Health and social work
  • Division: 85 - Health and social work
  • Group: 853 - Social work activities
  • Class: 8531 - Social work with accommodation

Explanatory note

This class includes activities that are directed to provide social assistance to children, the aged and special categories of persons with some limits on ability for self-care, but where medical treatment and education or training are not important elements. They may be carried out by government offices or by private organizations. Services should be provided on a round-the-clock basis. It involves activities such as provided by orphanages, children boarding homes and hostels, residential nurseries, juvenile correction homes, homes for the aged, homes for physically or mentally handicapped including the blind, deaf and dumb, rehabilitation homes (without medical treatment) for people addicted to drugs or alcohol, etc. Included are activities of institutions that take care of unmarried mothers and their children.

Exclusions: Funding and administration of compulsory social security programmes are classified in class 7530 (Compulsory social security activities).
Adoption activities are classified in class 8532 (Social work without accommodation).
Shelter activities for disaster victims are also classified in class 8532.

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