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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/1996   
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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.

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      Applicable to: Employed persons.
        MAJOR GROUP 1: MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
        MAJOR GROUP 2: PROFESSIONALS
        MAJOR GROUP 3: ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
        MAJOR GROUP 4: TRADESPERSONS AND RELATED WORKERS
        MAJOR GROUP 5: ADVANCED CLERICAL AND SERVICE WORKERS
        MAJOR GROUP 6: INTERMEDIATE CLERICAL, SALES AND SERVICE WORKERS
        MAJOR GROUP 7: INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT WORKERS
        MAJOR GROUP 8: ELEMENTARY CLERICAL, SALES AND SERVICE WORKERS
        MAJOR GROUP 9: LABOURERS AND RELATED WORKERS




MAJOR GROUP 1

1MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
1000Managers and Administrators, nfd

11GENERALIST MANAGERS
1100Generalist Managers, nfd

111General Managers and Administrators
1110General Managers and Administrators, nfd
1111Legislators and Government Appointed Officials
1112General Managers

119Miscellaneous Generalist Managers
1190Miscellaneous Generalist Managers, nfd
1191Building and Construction Managers
1192Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers
1193Manufacturers

12SPECIALIST MANAGERS
1200Specialist Managers, nfd

121Resource Managers
1210Resource Managers, nfd
1211Finance Managers
1212Company Secretaries
1213Human Resource Managers

122Engineering, Distribution and Process Managers
1220Engineering, Distribution and Process Managers, nfd
1221Engineering Managers
1222Production Managers
1223Supply and Distribution Managers
1224Information Technology Managers

123Sales and Marketing Managers
1231Sales and Marketing Managers

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

13FARMERS AND FARM MANAGERS
131Farmers and Farm Managers
1310Farmers and Farm Managers, nfd
1311Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers
1312Livestock Farmers
1313Crop Farmers
1314Aquaculture Farmers


MAJOR GROUP 2

2PROFESSIONALS
2000Professionals, nfd

21SCIENCE, BUILDING AND ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS
2100Science, Building and Engineering Professionals, nfd

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

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

22BUSINESS AND INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS
2200Business and Information Professionals, nfd

221Accountants, Auditors and Corporate Treasurers
2210Accountants, Auditors and Corporate Treasurers, nfd
2211Accountants
2212Auditors
2213Corporate Treasurers

222Sales, Marketing and Advertising Professionals
2220Sales, Marketing and Advertising Professionals, nfd
2221Marketing and Advertising Professionals
2222Technical Sales Representatives

223Computing Professionals
2231Computing Professionals

229Miscellaneous Business and Information Professionals
2290Miscellaneous Business and Information Professionals, nfd
2291Human Resource Professionals
2292Librarians
2293Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
2294Business and Organisation Analysts
2295Property Professionals
2299Other Business and Information Professionals

23Health Professionals
2300Health Professionals, nfd


231Medical Practitioners
2310Medical Practitioners, nfd
2311Generalist Medical Practitioners
2312Specialist Medical Practitioners


232Nursing Professionals
2320Nursing Professionals, nfd
2321Nurse Managers
2322Nurse Educators and Researchers
2323Registered Nurses
2324Registered Midwives
2325Registered Mental Health Nurses
2326Registered Developmental Disabililty Nurses


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

24Education Professionals
2400Education Professionals, nfd

241School Teachers
2410School Teachers, nfd
2411Pre-Primary School Teachers
2412Primary School Teachers
2413Secondary School Teachers
2414Special Education Teachers

242University and Vocational Education Teachers
2420University and Vocational Education Teachers, nfd
2421University Lecturers and Tutors
2422Vocational Education Teachers

249Miscellaneous Education Professionals
2490Miscellaneous Education Professionals, nfd
2491Extra-Systemic Teachers
2492English as a Second Language Teachers
2493Education Officers

25SOCIAL, ARTS AND MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONALS
2500Social, Arts and Miscellaneous Professionals, nfd

251Social Welfare Professionals
2510Social Welfare Professionals, nfd
2511Social Workers
2512Welfare and Community Workers
2513Counsellors
2514Psychologists
2515Ministers of Religion

252Miscellaneous Social Professionals
2520Miscellaneous Social Professionals, nfd
2521Legal Professionals
2522Economists
2523Urban and Regional Planners
2529Other Social Professionals

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

254Miscellaneous Professionals
2540Miscellaneous Professionals, nfd
2541Air Transport Professionals
2542Sea Transport Professionals
2543Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals
2549Other Professionals


MAJOR GROUP 3

3ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
3000Associate Professionals, nfd

31Science, Engineering and Related Associate Professionals
3100Science, Engineering and Related Associate Professionals, nfd

311Medical and Science Technical Officers
3110Medical and Science Technical Officers, nfd
3111Medical Technical Officers
3112Science Technical Officers

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

32BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
3200Business and Administration Associate Professionals, nfd

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

329Miscellaneous Business and Administration Associate Professionals
3290Miscellaneous Business and Administration Associate Professionals, nfd
3291Office Managers
3292Project and Program Administrators
3293Real Estate Associate Professionals
3294Computing Support Technicians

33MANAGING SUPERVISORS (SALES AND SERVICE)
3300Managing Supervisors (Sales and Service), nfd

3311Shop Managers
3111Shop Managers

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

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

34Health and Welfare Associate Professionals
3400Health and Welfare Associate Professionals, nfd

341Enrolled Nurses
3411Enrolled Nurses

342Welfare Associate Professionals
3421Welfare Associate Professionals

349Miscellaneous Health and Welfare Associate Professionals
3490Miscellaneous Health and Welfare Associate Professionals, nfd
3491Ambulance Officers and Paramedics
3492Dental Associate Professionals
3493Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
3494Massage Therapists

39OTHER ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
3900Associate Professionals, nfd

391Police Officers
3911Police Officers

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


MAJOR GROUP 4

4TRADESPERSONS AND RELATED WORKERS
4000Tradespersons and Related Workers, nfd

41Mechanical and Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons
4100Mechanical and Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons, nfd

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

412Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons
4120Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons, nfd
4121General Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons
4122Structural Steel and Welding Tradespersons
4123Forging Tradespersons
4124Sheetmetal Tradespersons
4125Metal Casting Tradespersons
4126Metal Finishing Tradespersons

42AUTOMOTIVE TRADEPERSONS
421Automotive Tradespersons
4210Automotive Tradespersons, nfd
4211Motor Mechanics
4212Automotive Electricians
4213Panel Beaters
4214Vehicle Painters
4215Vehicle Body Makers
4216Vehicle Trimmers

43ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS TRADESPERSONS
431Electrical and Electronics Tradespersons
4310Electrical and Electronics Tradespersons, nfd
4311Electricians
4312Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanics
4313Electrical Distribution Tradespersons
4314Electronic Instrument Tradespersons
4315Electronic and Office Equipment Tradespersons
4316Communications Tradespersons

44CONSTRUCTION TRADESPERSONS
4400Construction Tradespersons, nfd

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

442Final Finishes Construction Tradespersons
4420Final Finishes Construction Tradespersons, nfd
4421Painters and Decorators
4422Signwriters
4423Floor Finishers

443Plumbers
4431Plumbers

45FOOD TRADESPERSONS
451Food Tradespersons
4510Food Tradespersons, nfd
4511Meat Tradespersons
4512Bakers and Pastrycooks
4513Cooks
4519Other Food Tradespersons

46SKILLED AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL WORKERS
4600Skilled Agricultural and Horticultural Workers, nfd

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

462Horticultural Tradespersons
4620Horticultural Tradespersons, nfd
4621Nurserypersons
4622Greenkeepers
4623Gardeners

49OTHER TRADEPERSONS AND RELATED WORKERS
4900Other Tradespersons and Related Workers, nfd

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

492Wood Tradespersons
4920Wood Tradespersons, nfd
4921Wood Machinists and Turners
4922Cabinetmakers
4929Other Wood Tradespersons

493Hairdressers
4931Hairdressers

494Textile, Clothing and Related Tradespersons
4940Textile, Clothing and Related Tradespersons, nfd
4941Clothing Tradespersons
4942Upholsterers and Bedding Tradespersons
4943Footwear Tradespersons
4944Leather Goods, Canvas Goods and Sail Makers

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


MAJOR GROUP 5

5ADVANCED CLERICAL AND SERVICE WORKERS
5000Advanced Clerical and Service Workers, nfd

51SECRETARIES AND PERSONAL ASSISTANTS
511Secretaries and Personal Assistants
5111Secretaries and Personal Assistants

59OTHER ADVANCED CLERICAL AND SERVICE WORKERS
5900Other Advanced Clerical and Service Workers, nfd

591Advanced Numerical Clerks
5910Advanced Numerical Clerks, nfd
5911Bookkeepers
5912Credit and Loans Officers

599Miscellaneous Advanced Clerical and Service Workers
5990Miscellaneous Advanced Clerical and Service Workers, nfd
5991Advanced Legal and Related Clerks
5992Court and Hansard Reporters
5993Insurance Agents
5994Insurance Risk Surveyors, Investigators and Loss Adjusters
5995Desktop Publishing Operators
5996Travel Attendants
5999Other Miscellaneous Advanced Clerical and Service Workers


MAJOR GROUP 6

6INTERMEDIATE CLERICAL, SALES AND SERVICE WORKERS
6000Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers, nfd

61INTERMEDIATE CLERICAL WORKERS
6100Intermediate Clerical Workers, nfd

611General Clerks
6111General Clerks

612Keyboard Operators
6121Keyboard Operators

613Receptionists
6131Receptionists

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

615Material Recording and Despatching Clerks
6150Material Recording and Despatching Clerks, nfd
6151Production Recording Clerks
6152Transport and Despatching Clerks
6153Stock and Purchasing Clerks

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

62INTERMEDIATE SALES AND RELATED WORKERS
621Intermediate Sales and Related Workers
6210Intermediate Sales and Related Workers, nfd
6211Sales Representatives
6212Motor Vehicle and Related Products Salespersons
6213Retail and Checkout Supervisors

63INTERMEDIATE SERVICE WORKERS
6300Intermediate Service Workers, nfd

631Carers and Aides
6310Carers and Aides, nfd
6311Education Aides
6312Children's Care Workers
6313Special Care Workers
6314Personal Care and Nursing Assistants

632Hospitality Workers
6320Hospitality Workers, nfd
6321Hotel Service Supervisors
6322Bar Attendants
6323Waiters
6324Hospitality Trainees

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


MAJOR GROUP 7

7INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT WORKERS
7000Intermediate Production and Transport Workers, nfd

71IINTERMEDIATE PLANT OPERATORS
7100Intermediate Plant Operators, nfd

711Mobile Plant Operators
7110Mobile Plant Operators, nfd
7111Mobile Construction Plant Operators
7112Fork Lift Drivers
7119Other Mobile Plant Operators

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

72INTERMEDIATE MACHINE OPERATORS
7200Intermediate Machine Operators, nfd|

721Intermediate Textile, Clothing and Related Machine Operators
7210Intermediate Textile, Clothing and Related Machine Operators, nfd
7211Sewing Machinists
7212Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators

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

73ROAD AND RAIL TRANSPORT DRIVERS
731Road and Rail Transport Drivers
7310Road and Rail Transport Drivers, nfd
7311Truck Drivers
7312Bus and Tram Drivers
7313Automobile Drivers
7314Delivery Drivers
7315Train Drivers and Assistants

79OTHER INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT WORKERS
7900Other Intermediate Production and Transport Workers, nfd

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

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


MAJOR GROUP 8

8ELEMENTARY CLERICLAL, SALES AND SERVICE WORKERS
8000Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers, nfd

81Elementary Clerks
811Elementary Clerks
8110Elementary Clerks, nfd
8111Registry and Filing Clerks
8112Mail Sorting Clerks
8113Switchboard Operators
8114Messengers
8115Betting Clerks
8116Office Trainees
8119Other Elementary Clerks

82ELEMENTARY SALES WORKERS
8200Elementary Sales Workers, nfd

821Sales Assistants
8211Sales Assistants

829Miscellaneous Elementary Sales Workers
8290Miscellaneous Elementary Sales Workers, nfd
8291Checkout Operators and Cashiers
8292Ticket Salespersons
8293Street Vendors and Related Workers
8294Telemarketers
8295Sales Demonstrators and Models
8296Service Station Attendants
8297Sales and Service Trainees
8299Other Elementary Sales Workers

83ELEMENTARY SERVICE WORKERS
831Elementary Service Workers
8310Elementary Service Workers, nfd
8311Guards and Security Officers
8312Ushers, Porters and Related Workers
8313Domestic Housekeepers
8314Caretakers
8315Laundry Workers
8319Other Elementary Service Workers


MAJOR GROUP 9

9LABOURERS AND RELATED WORKERS
9000Labourers and Related Workers, nfd

91CLEANERS
911Cleaners
9111Cleaners

92FACTORY LABOURERS
9200Factory Labourers, nfd

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

922Product Packagers
9220Product Packagers, nfd
9221Hand Packers
9222Packagers and Container Fillers

99OTHER LABOURERS AND RELATED WORKERS
9900Other Labourers and Related Workers, nfd

991Mining, Construction and Related Labourers
9910Mining, Construction and Related Labourers, nfd
9911Mining Support Workers and Driller's Assistants
9912Earthmoving Labourers
9913Paving and Surfacing Labourers
9914Survey Hands
9915Railway Labourers
9916Construction and Plumber's Assistants
9917Concreters
9918Electrical and Telecommunications Trades Assistants
9919Other Mining, Construction and Related Labourers

992Agricultural and Horticultural Labourers
9920Agricultural and Horticultural Labourers, nfd
9921Farm Hands
9922Nursery and Garden Labourers
9929Other Agricultural and Horticultural Labourers

993Elementary Food Preparation and Related Workers
9930Elementary Food Preparation and Related Workers, nfd
9931Kitchenhands
9932Fast Food Cooks
9933Food Trades Assistants

999Miscellaneous Labourers and Related Workers
9990Miscellaneous Labourers and Related Workers, nfd
9991Garbage Collectors
9992Freight and Furniture Handlers
9993Handypersons
9999Other Miscellaneous Labourers and Related Workers
0998Inadequately described


SUPPLEMENTARY CODES
&&&&Not stated
@@@@Not applicable
VVVVOverseas visitor
      Total number of categories: 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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