New occupations added to ANZSCO

Media Release

Updates to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) have been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

This release, the ANZSCO 2022, Australian update was limited to a targeted update of construction-related trades occupations, and selected emerging occupations.

Six new occupations have been added to ANZSCO, taking the total to 1,076 occupations.

Four new emerging occupations were added, including Data analyst, Data scientist, Supply chain analyst and Regulatory affairs manager.

Construction-related trades occupations were also added, including Fire protection plumber, and Furniture maker.

The updates are the result of two rounds of public consultation held this year to receive feedback on the proposed changes.

Chris Hinchcliffe, ABS Director of Statistical Infrastructure said, “A comprehensive review of ANZSCO has now commenced to identify where further changes to the classification may be required.

“Public consultation rounds will be held across 2023 and 2024 with each round targeting selected occupations grouped by focus area”.

The ANZSCO public consultation schedule provides indicative dates for when stakeholder feedback will be sought for each focus area.

Find more information on our website

Media notes

  • ANZSCO provides the basis for standardised occupation data and is used widely to inform and shape educational pathways, skilled migration programs and workforce strategies.

  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
  • For media requests and interviews, contact the ABS Media Team via (8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri).
  • Subscribe to our media release notification service to get notified of ABS media releases or publications upon their release.
Back to top of the page