Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/09/2006   
   Page tools: Print Print Page RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Appendix A Summary Correspondence Between ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition and NZSCO 1999

APPENDIX A SUMMARY CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN ANZSCO AND ASCO SECOND EDITION AND NZSCO 1999


The summary correspondence table (concordance) presented here provides an overview of the conceptual relationship between occupations in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and both the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition and the New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (NZSCO) 1999.


The letter 'p' indicates where there is a partial match from one classification to the other. For example:

ASCO Second Edition ANZSCO NZSCO 1999

p = partial match p = partial match
6199-15 p Mail Supervisor 561212 Postal Delivery Officer 41423 Postal Deliverer
8114-13 Postal Delivery Officer 41424 p Mail Delivery Contractor
91211 p Courier and Deliverer


The relationship between ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition illustrated in the correspondence table above, indicates that the ANZSCO occupation 561212 Postal Delivery Officer comprises some of the jobs which were classified in the ASCO Second Edition occupation 6199-15 Mail Supervisor and all of the jobs classified in the ASCO Second Edition occupation 8114-13 Postal Delivery Officer.


The relationship between ANZSCO and NZSCO 1999 illustrated above, indicates that the ANZSCO occupation 561212 Postal Delivery Officer comprises all of the jobs which were classified in the NZSCO 1999 occupation 41423 Postal Deliverer, some of the jobs classified in the NZSCO 1999 occupation 41424 Mail Delivery Contractor and some of the jobs classified in the NZSCO 1999 occupation 91211 Courier and Deliverer.


Detailed correspondence tables between ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition, and ANZSCO and NZSCO 1999 will be available in electronic format from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Statistics New Zealand (Statistics NZ) web sites.


These correspondences present important summary information for understanding the changes that have taken place in the definition of occupations between ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition, and ANZSCO and NZSCO 1999. They do not, however, identify the proportion of an ASCO Second Edition occupation or an NZSCO 1999 occupation that would fall into a relevant ANZSCO occupation and vice versa.


In Australia, this information will be compiled by coding 2006 Australian Census of Population and Housing data to both the ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition. A number of other ABS collections, including the Australian Labour Force Survey will be dual-coded to both ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition to assist in maintaining time series.


In New Zealand, this information will be compiled by coding 2006 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings data to both the ANZSCO and NZSCO 1999. A number of other Statistics NZ collections, including the Household Labour Force Survey will be dual-coded to both ANZSCO and NZSCO 1999 to assist in maintaining time series.


The ABS will produce a detailed link file following completion of data processing of the 2006 Australian Census of Population and Housing. The link file will show the one-to-one links and numerical/proportional relationships between the categories of ASCO Second Edition and ANZSCO.


Previous PageNext Page


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.