4147.4.55.001 - Culture and Recreation News, Jan 2003  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/01/2003   
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Throughout 2003, NCCRS will be making significant contributions to the reviews of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classifications of industries (ANZSIC) and occupations (ANZSCO), with the aim of providing more useful culture and recreation industry and employment data after the new classifications are implemented in 2006 (in time for the next Census of Population and Housing). The work we undertook in developing the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications of industry and occupations is influencing these reviews.

Key clients will be invited to comment on proposed changes to these classifications over the course of the next couple of years, as relevant components are developed. Any interested person is welcome to monitor progress on the reviews through the ABS web site. (We suggest you type ‘ANZSIC review’ or ‘ANZSCO’ into the search box on the home page.)

The review has been completed on a small number of ANZSIC divisions, and final proposals are on the ABS web site. The Education division is among these. This provides an example of the increased utility we hope to achieve with the new version of ANZSIC, as it is proposed that the new Education division will include classes for Arts education organisations and Sports and physical recreation instruction organisations. These types of organisations are not separately identifiable in the current version of ANZSIC.

NCCRS is currently providing input to an internal ABS paper on proposals for the Arts, entertainment and recreation division of the new version of ANZSIC. Key users of culture and recreation industry statistics should expect to receive a paper inviting comments on this division in the next couple of months.