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OCCP Occupation - 2nd Release

This variable is coded using the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition. The Occupation code assigned is based on the main job held during the week prior to Census Night.  Listed below are the major, sub-major, minor and unit group levels of the ASCO Second Edition.

If occupation level data (6 digit) are required please contact Information Consultancy.

Applicable to:    Employed persons

1    Managers and Administrators

    1000    Managers and Administrators, n.f.d.

11    Generalist Managers

    1100    Generalist Managers, n.f.d.

111    General Managers and Administrators
    1110    General Managers and Administrators, n.f.d.
    1111    Legislators and Government Appointed Officials
    1112    General Managers

119    Miscellaneous Generalist Managers
    1190    Miscellaneous Generalist Managers, n.f.d.
    1191    Building and Construction Managers
    1192    Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers
    1193    Manufacturers

12    Specialist Managers

    1200    Specialist Managers, n.f.d.

121    Resource Managers
    1210    Resource Managers, n.f.d.
    1211    Finance Managers
    1212    Company Secretaries
    1213    Human Resource Managers

122    Engineering, Distribution and Process Managers
    1220    Engineering, Distribution and Process Managers, n.f.d.
    1221    Engineering Managers
    1222    Production Managers
    1223    Supply and Distribution Managers
    1224    Information Technology Managers

123    Sales and Marketing Managers
    1231    Sales and Marketing Managers

129    Miscellaneous Specialist Managers
    1290    Miscellaneous Specialist Managers, n.f.d.
    1291    Policy and Planning Managers
    1292    Health Services Managers
    1293    Education Managers
    1294    Commissioned Officers (Management)
    1295    Child Care Co-ordinators
    1296    Media Producers and Artistic Directors
    1299    Other Specialist Managers

13    Farmers and Farm Managers

131    Farmers and Farm Managers
    1310    Farmers and Farm Managers, n.f.d.
    1311    Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers
    1312    Livestock Farmers
    1313    Crop Farmers
    1314    Aquaculture Farmers

2    Professionals

    2000    Professionals, n.f.d.

21    Science, Building and Engineering Professionals

    2100    Science, Building and Engineering Professionals, n.f.d.

211    Natural and Physical Science Professionals
    2110    Natural and Physical Science Professionals, n.f.d.
    2111    Chemists
    2112    Geologists and Geophysicists
    2113    Life Scientists
    2114    Environmental and Agricultural Science Professionals
    2115    Medical Scientists
    2119    Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

212    Building and Engineering Professionals
    2120    Building and Engineering Professionals, n.f.d.
    2121    Architects and Landscape Architects
    2122    Quantity Surveyors
    2123    Cartographers and Surveyors
    2124    Civil Engineers
    2125    Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    2126    Mechanical, Production and Plant Engineers
    2127    Mining and Materials Engineers
    2128    Engineering Technologists
    2129    Other Building and Engineering Professionals

22    Business and Information Professionals

    2200    Business and Information Professionals, n.f.d.

221    Accountants, Auditors and Corporate Treasurers
    2210    Accountants, Auditors and Corporate Treasurers, n.f.d.
    2211    Accountants
    2212    Auditors
    2213    Corporate Treasurers

222    Sales, Marketing and Advertising Professionals
    2220    Sales, Marketing and Advertising Professionals, n.f.d.
    2221    Marketing and Advertising Professionals
    2222    Technical Sales Representatives

223    Computing Professionals
    2231    Computing Professionals


229    Miscellaneous Business and Information Professionals
    2290    Miscellaneous Business and Information Professionals, n.f.d.
    2291    Human Resource Professionals

    2292    Librarians
    2293    Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
    2294    Business and Organisation Analysts
    2295    Property Professionals
    2299    Other Business and Information Professionals

23    Health Professionals

    2300    Health Professionals, n.f.d.

231    Medical Practitioners
    2310    Medical Practitioners, n.f.d.
    2311    Generalist Medical Practitioners
    2312    Specialist Medical Practitioners

232    Nursing Professionals
    2320    Nursing Professionals, n.f.d.
    2321    Nurse Managers
    2322    Nurse Educators and Researchers
    2323    Registered Nurses
    2324    Registered Midwives
    2325    Registered Mental Health Nurses
    2326    Registered Developmental Disability Nurses

238    Miscellaneous Health Professionals
    2380    Miscellaneous Health Professionals, n.f.d.
    2381    Dental Practitioners
    2382    Pharmacists
    2383    Occupational Therapists
    2384    Optometrists
    2385    Physiotherapists
    2386    Speech Pathologists
    2387    Chiropractors and Osteopaths
    2388    Podiatrists
    2391    Medical Imaging Professionals
    2392    Veterinarians
    2393    Dietitians
    2394    Natural Therapy Professionals
    2399    Other Health Professionals

24    Education Professionals

    2400    Education Professionals, n.f.d.

241    School Teachers
    2410    School Teachers, n.f.d.
    2411    Pre-Primary School Teachers

    2412    Primary School Teachers
    2413    Secondary School Teachers
    2414    Special Education Teachers

242    University and Vocational Education Teachers
    2420    University and Vocational Education Teachers, n.f.d.
    2421    University Lecturers and Tutors
    2422    Vocational Education Teachers

249    Miscellaneous Education Professionals
    2490    Miscellaneous Education Professionals, n.f.d.
    2491    Extra-Systemic Teachers
    2492    English as a Second Language Teachers
    2493    Education Officers

25    Social, Arts and Miscellaneous Professionals

    2500    Social, Arts and Miscellaneous Professionals, n.f.d.

251    Social Welfare Professionals
    2510    Social Welfare Professionals, n.f.d.
    2511    Social Workers
    2512    Welfare and Community Workers
    2513    Counsellors
    2514    Psychologists
    2515    Ministers of Religion

252    Miscellaneous Social Professionals
    2520    Miscellaneous Social Professionals, n.f.d.
    2521    Legal Professionals
    2522    Economists
    2523    Urban and Regional Planners
    2529    Other Social Professionals

253    Artists and Related Professionals
    2530    Artists and Related Professionals, n.f.d.
    2531    Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
    2532    Photographers
    2533    Designers and Illustrators
    2534    Journalists and Related Professionals
    2535    Authors and Related Professionals
    2536    Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors
    2537    Musicians and Related Professionals
    2538    Actors, Dancers and Related Professionals
    2539    Media Presenters

254    Miscellaneous Professionals
    2540    Miscellaneous Professionals, n.f.d.
    2541    Air Transport Professionals
    2542    Sea Transport Professionals
    2543    Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals
    2549    Other Professionals

3    Associate Professionals

    3000    Associate Professionals, n.f.d.

31    Science, Engineering and Related Associate Professionals

    3100    Science, Engineering and Related Associate Professionals, n.f.d.

311    Medical and Science Technical Officers
    3110    Medical and Science Technical Officers, n.f.d.
    3111    Medical Technical Officers
    3112    Science Technical Officers

312    Building and Engineering Associate Professionals
    3120    Building and Engineering Associate Professionals, n.f.d.
    3121    Building, Architectural and Surveying Associate Professionals
    3122    Civil Engineering Associate Professionals
    3123    Electrical Engineering Associate Professionals
    3124    Electronics Engineering Associate Professionals
    3125    Mechanical Engineering Associate Professionals
    3129    Other Building and Engineering Associate Professionals

32    Business and Administration Associate Professionals

    3200    Business and Administration Associate Professionals, n.f.d.

321    Finance Associate Professionals
    3210    Finance Associate Professionals, n.f.d.
    3211    Branch Accountants and Managers (Financial Institution)
    3212    Financial Dealers and Brokers
    3213    Financial Investment Advisers


329    Miscellaneous Business and Administration Associate Professionals
    3290    Miscellaneous Business and Administration Associate Professionals, n.f.d.

    3291    Office Managers
    3292    Project and Program Administrators
    3293    Real Estate Associate Professionals
    3294    Computing Support Technicians

33    Managing Supervisors (Sales and Service)

    3300    Managing Supervisors (Sales and Service), n.f.d.

331    Shop Managers
    3311    Shop Managers

332    Hospitality and Accommodation Managers
    3320    Hospitality and Accommodation Managers, n.f.d.
    3321    Restaurant and Catering Managers
    3322    Chefs
    3323    Hotel and Motel Managers
    3324    Club Managers (Licensed Premises)
    3325    Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers
    3329    Other Hospitality and Accommodation Managers

339    Miscellaneous Managing Supervisors (Sales and Service)
    3390    Miscellaneous Managing Supervisors (Sales and Service), n.f.d.
    3391    Sport and Recreation Managers
    3392    Customer Service Managers
    3393    Transport Company Managers
    3399    Other Managing Supervisors (Sales and Service)

34    Health and Welfare Associate Professionals

    3400    Health and Welfare Associate Professionals, n.f.d.

341    Enrolled Nurses
    3411    Enrolled Nurses

342    Welfare Associate Professionals
    3421    Welfare Associate Professionals


349    Miscellaneous Health and Welfare Associate Professionals
    3490    Miscellaneous Health and Welfare Associate Professionals, n.f.d.
    3491    Ambulance Officers and Paramedics

    3492    Dental Associate Professionals
    3493    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
    3494    Massage Therapists

39    Other Associate Professionals

    3900    Other Associate Professionals, n.f.d.

391    Police Officers
    3911    Police Officers

399    Miscellaneous Associate Professionals
    3990    Miscellaneous Associate Professionals, n.f.d.
    3991    Primary Products Inspectors
    3992    Safety Inspectors
    3993    Sportspersons, Coaches and Related Support Workers
    3994    Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Officers
    3995    Senior Fire Fighters
    3996    Retail Buyers
    3997    Library Technicians
    3999    Other Miscellaneous Associate Professionals

4    Tradespersons and Related Workers

    4000    Tradespersons and Related Workers, n.f.d.

41    Mechanical and Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons

    4100    Mechanical and Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons, n.f.d.

411    Mechanical Engineering Tradespersons
    4110    Mechanical Engineering Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4111    General Mechanical Engineering Tradespersons
    4112    Metal Fitters and Machinists
    4113    Toolmakers
    4114    Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
    4115    Precision Metal Tradespersons

412    Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons
    4120    Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4121    General Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons
    4122    Structural Steel and Welding Tradespersons
    4123    Forging Tradespersons

    4124    Sheetmetal Tradespersons
    4125    Metal Casting Tradespersons
    4126    Metal Finishing Tradespersons

42    Automotive Tradespersons

421    Automotive Tradespersons
    4210    Automotive Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4211    Motor Mechanics
    4212    Automotive Electricians
    4213    Panel Beaters
    4214    Vehicle Painters
    4215    Vehicle Body Makers
    4216    Vehicle Trimmers

43    Electrical and Electronics Tradespersons

431    Electrical and Electronics Tradespersons
    4310    Electrical and Electronics Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4311    Electricians
    4312    Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanics
    4313    Electrical Distribution Tradespersons
    4314    Electronic Instrument Tradespersons
    4315    Electronic and Office Equipment Tradespersons
    4316    Communications Tradespersons

44    Construction Tradespersons

    4400    Construction Tradespersons, n.f.d.

441    Structural Construction Tradespersons
    4410    Structural Construction Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4411    Carpentry and Joinery Tradespersons
    4412    Fibrous Plasterers
    4413    Roof Slaters and Tilers
    4414    Bricklayers
    4415    Solid Plasterers
    4416    Wall and Floor Tilers and Stonemasons

442    Final Finishes Construction Tradespersons
    4420    Final Finishes Construction Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4421    Painters and Decorators
    4422    Signwriters
    4423    Floor Finishers

443    Plumbers
    4431    Plumbers

45    Food Tradespersons

451    Food Tradespersons
    4510    Food Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4511    Meat Tradespersons
    4512    Bakers and Pastrycooks
    4513    Cooks
    4519    Other Food Tradespersons

46    Skilled Agricultural and Horticultural Workers

    4600    Skilled Agricultural and Horticultural Workers, n.f.d.

461    Skilled Agricultural Workers
    4610    Skilled Agricultural Workers, n.f.d.
    4611    Farm Overseers
    4612    Shearers
    4613    Wool, Hide and Skin Classers
    4614    Animal Trainers

462    Horticultural Tradespersons
    4620    Horticultural Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4621    Nurserypersons
    4622    Greenkeepers
    4623    Gardeners

49    Other Tradespersons and Related Workers

    4900    Other Tradespersons and Related Workers, n.f.d.

491    Printing Tradespersons
    4910    Printing Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4911    Graphic Pre-Press Tradespersons
    4912    Printing Machinists and Small Offset Printers
    4913    Binders and Finishers
    4914    Screen Printers

492    Wood Tradespersons
    4920    Wood Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4921    Wood Machinists and Turners
    4922    Cabinetmakers
    4929    Other Wood Tradespersons

493    Hairdressers
    4931    Hairdressers


494    Textile, Clothing and Related Tradespersons
    4940    Textile, Clothing and Related Tradespersons, n.f.d.
    4941    Clothing Tradespersons

    4942    Upholsterers and Bedding Tradespersons
    4943    Footwear Tradespersons
    4944    Leather Goods, Canvas Goods and Sail Makers

498    Miscellaneous Tradespersons and Related Workers
    4980    Miscellaneous Tradespersons and Related Workers, n.f.d.
    4981    Marine Construction Tradespersons
    4982    Glass Tradespersons
    4983    Jewellers and Related Tradespersons
    4984    Florists
    4985    Fire Fighters
    4986    Drillers
    4987    Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Plant Operators
    4988    Power Generation Plant Operators
    4991    Defence Force Members Not Elsewhere Included
    4992    Performing Arts Support Workers
    4999    Other Miscellaneous Tradespersons and Related Workers

5    Advanced Clerical and Service Workers

    5000    Advanced Clerical and Service Workers, n.f.d.

51    Secretaries and Personal Assistants

511    Secretaries and Personal Assistants
    5111    Secretaries and Personal Assistants

59    Other Advanced Clerical and Service Workers

    5900    Other Advanced Clerical and Service Workers, n.f.d.

591    Advanced Numerical Clerks
    5910    Advanced Numerical Clerks, n.f.d.
    5911    Bookkeepers
    5912    Credit and Loans Officers

599    Miscellaneous Advanced Clerical and Service Workers
    5990    Miscellaneous Advanced Clerical and Service Workers, n.f.d.
    5991    Advanced Legal and Related Clerks
    5992    Court and Hansard Reporters
    5993    Insurance Agents
    5994    Insurance Risk Surveyors, Investigators and Loss Adjusters

    5995    Desktop Publishing Operators
    5996    Travel Attendants
    5999    Other Miscellaneous Advanced Clerical and Service Workers

6    Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers

    6000    Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers, n.f.d.

61    Intermediate Clerical Workers

    6100    Intermediate Clerical Workers, n.f.d.

611    General Clerks

    6111    General Clerks

612    Keyboard Operators
    6121    Keyboard Operators

613    Receptionists
    6131    Receptionists

614    Intermediate Numerical Clerks
    6140    Intermediate Numerical Clerks, n.f.d.
    6141    Accounting Clerks
    6142    Payroll Clerks
    6143    Bank Workers
    6144    Insurance Clerks
    6145    Money Market and Statistical Clerks

615    Material Recording and Despatching Clerks
    6150    Material Recording and Despatching Clerks, n.f.d.
    6151    Production Recording Clerks
    6152    Transport and Despatching Clerks
    6153    Stock and Purchasing Clerks

619    Miscellaneous Intermediate Clerical Workers
    6190    Miscellaneous Intermediate Clerical Workers, n.f.d.
    6191    Inquiry and Admissions Clerks
    6192    Library Assistants
    6193    Personnel Clerks
    6194    Intermediate Inspectors and Examiners
    6199    Other Intermediate Clerical Workers

62    Intermediate Sales and Related Workers

621    Intermediate Sales and Related Workers
    6210    Intermediate Sales and Related Workers, n.f.d.
    6211    Sales Representatives
    6212    Motor Vehicle and Related Products Salespersons
    6213    Retail and Checkout Supervisors

63    Intermediate Service Workers

    6300    Intermediate Service Workers, n.f.d.

631    Carers and Aides
    6310    Carers and Aides, n.f.d.
    6311    Education Aides
    6312    Children’s Care Workers
    6313    Special Care Workers
    6314    Personal Care and Nursing Assistants

632    Hospitality Workers
    6320    Hospitality Workers, n.f.d.
    6321    Hotel Service Supervisors
    6322    Bar Attendants
    6323    Waiters
    6324    Hospitality Trainees

639    Miscellaneous Intermediate Service Workers
    6390    Miscellaneous Intermediate Service Workers, n.f.d.
    6391    Dental Assistants
    6392    Veterinary Nurses
    6393    Prison Officers
    6394    Gaming Workers
    6395    Personal Care Consultants
    6396    Fitness Instructors and Related Workers
    6397    Travel and Tourism Agents
    6399    Other Intermediate Service Workers

7    Intermediate Production and Transport Workers

    7000    Intermediate Production and Transport Workers, n.f.d.

71    Intermediate Plant Operators

    7100    Intermediate Plant Operators, n.f.d.

711    Mobile Plant Operators
    7110    Mobile Plant Operators, n.f.d.
    7111    Mobile Construction Plant Operators
    7112    Forklift Drivers
    7119    Other Mobile Plant Operators

712    Intermediate Stationary Plant Operators
    7120    Intermediate Stationary Plant Operators, n.f.d.
    7121    Engine and Boiler Operators
    7122    Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators
    7123    Engineering Production Systems Workers
    7124    Pulp and Paper Mill Operators
    7129    Other Intermediate Stationary Plant Operators

72    Intermediate Machine Operators

    7200    Intermediate Machine Operators, n.f.d.

721    Intermediate Textile, Clothing and Related Machine Operators
    7210    Intermediate Textile, Clothing and Related Machine Operators, n.f.d.
    7211    Sewing Machinists
    7212    Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators

729    Miscellaneous Intermediate Machine Operators
    7290    Miscellaneous Intermediate Machine Operators, n.f.d.
    7291    Plastics Production Machine Operators
    7292    Rubber Production Machine Operators
    7293    Chemical Production Machine Operators
    7294    Wood Processing Machine Operators
    7295    Paper Products Machine Operators
    7296    Glass Production Machine Operators
    7297    Clay, Stone and Concrete Processing Machine Operators
    7298    Photographic Developers and Printers
    7299    Other Intermediate Machine Operators

73    Road and Rail Transport Drivers

731    Road and Rail Transport Drivers
    7310    Road and Rail Transport Drivers, n.f.d.
    7311    Truck Drivers
    7312    Bus and Tram Drivers
    7313    Automobile Drivers
    7314    Delivery Drivers
    7315    Train Drivers and Assistants

79    Other Intermediate Production and Transport Workers

    7900    Other Intermediate Production and Transport Workers, n.f.d.

791    Intermediate Mining and Construction Workers
    7910    Intermediate Mining and Construction Workers, n.f.d.
    7911    Miners
    7912    Blasting Workers
    7913    Structural Steel Construction Workers
    7914    Insulation and Home Improvements Installers

799    Miscellaneous Intermediate Production and Transport Workers
    7990    Miscellaneous Intermediate Production and Transport Workers, n.f.d.
    7991    Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters
    7992    Product Quality Controllers
    7993    Storepersons
    7994    Seafarers and Fishing Hands
    7995    Forestry and Logging Workers
    7996    Printing Hands

8    Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers

    8000    Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers, n.f.d.

81    Elementary Clerks

811    Elementary Clerks
    8110    Elementary Clerks, n.f.d.
    8111    Registry and Filing Clerks
    8112    Mail Sorting Clerks
    8113    Switchboard Operators
    8114    Messengers
    8115    Betting Clerks
    8116    Office Trainees
    8119    Other Elementary Clerks

82    Elementary Sales Workers

    8200    Elementary Sales Workers, n.f.d.

821    Sales Assistants
    8211    Sales Assistants


829    Miscellaneous Elementary Sales Workers
    8290    Miscellaneous Elementary Sales Workers, n.f.d.
    8291    Checkout Operators and Cashiers
    8292    Ticket Salespersons
    8293    Street Vendors and Related Workers
    8294    Telemarketers

    8295    Sales Demonstrators and Models
    8296    Service Station Attendants
    8297    Sales and Service Trainees
    8299    Other Elementary Sales Workers

83    Elementary Service Workers

831    Elementary Service Workers
    8310    Elementary Service Workers, n.f.d.
    8311    Guards and Security Officers
    8312    Ushers, Porters and Related Workers
    8313    Domestic Housekeepers
    8314    Caretakers
    8315    Laundry Workers
    8319    Other Elementary Service Workers

9    Labourers and Related Workers

    9000    Labourers and Related Workers, n.f.d.

91    Cleaners

911    Cleaners
    9111    Cleaners

92    Factory Labourers

    9200    Factory Labourers, n.f.d.

921    Process Workers
    9210    Process Workers, n.f.d.
    9211    Engineering Production Process Workers
    9212    Product Assemblers
    9213    Meat and Fish Process Workers
    9214    Other Food Factory Hands
    9215    Wood Products Factory Hands
    9219    Other Process Workers

922    Product Packagers
    9220    Product Packagers, n.f.d.
    9221    Hand Packers
    9222    Packagers and Container Fillers

99    Other Labourers and Related Workers

    9900    Other Labourers and Related Workers, n.f.d.

991    Mining, Construction and Related Labourers
    9910    Mining, Construction and Related Labourers, n.f.d

    9911    Mining Support Workers and Driller’s Assistants
    9912    Earthmoving Labourers
    9913    Paving and Surfacing Labourers
    9914    Survey Hands
    9915    Railway Labourers
    9916    Construction and Plumber’s Assistants
    9917    Concreters
    9918    Electrical and Telecommunications Trades Assistants
    9919    Other Mining, Construction and Related Labourers

992    Agricultural and Horticultural Labourers
    9920    Agricultural and Horticultural Labourers, n.f.d.
    9921    Farm Hands
    9922    Nursery and Garden Labourers
    9929    Other Agricultural and Horticultural Labourers

993    Elementary Food Preparation and Related Workers
    9930    Elementary Food Preparation and Related Workers, n.f.d.
    9931    Kitchenhands
    9932    Fast Food Cooks
    9933    Food Trades Assistants

999    Miscellaneous Labourers and Related Workers
    9990    Miscellaneous Labourers and Related Workers, n.f.d.
    9991    Garbage Collectors
    9992    Freight and Furniture Handlers
    9993    Handypersons
    9999    Other Miscellaneous Labourers and Related Workers

0998        Inadequately described
&&&&    Not stated
@@@@    Not applicable
VVVV    Overseas visitor

Total number of categories:

one digit level    9
two digit level    35
three digit level    81
four digit level    445

Not applicable (@@@@) category comprises:

Unemployed persons, looking for either full-time or part-time work
Persons not in the labour force
Persons with Labour Force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP) Not Stated
Persons aged under 15 years


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