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1232.0 - Information Paper -- Census of Population and Housing: Link Between Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition and Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), 2006  
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This information paper presents details of a quantitative link between the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), First Edition and the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO), Second Edition. The aim of the link file is to facilitate the comparison of data on occupations from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing and the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

The 2006 Census of Population and Housing, conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on 8 August 2006, collected data on a range of social and demographic topics, including the occupation of all employed persons aged 15 years and over. The principal statistical output on the occupation of employed persons was classified according to the ANZSCO which replaced the ASCO Second Edition used for 1996 and 2001 Censuses.

The link file is necessary because of significant
structural differences between ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition. The link was developed by coding census responses to questions for occupation to both ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition, using a specially developed coding index. The paper explains the nature of the link and provides a set of summary tables for comparative analysis showing distribution of ASCO Second Edition major groups across ANZSCO major groups, and vice versa, by sex and state and territory.

Also provided are
detailed links between ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition at the occupation level for each state and territory, and for total Australia, containing frequencies.

For further information about the summary and detailed tables, please email:

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