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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations

Australian update. For use in the collection, publication and analysis of occupation statistics.

Reference period
2021

ANZSCO - 2021 Australian update

This release of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) was limited to a targeted update of occupations relating to agriculture, cyber security and naval ship building. The updates in this release have been made by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in consultation with other Australian Government Agencies.

What's new

The ANZSCO 2021, Australian Update reflects a review of occupations associated with the following four areas:

  • agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • cyber security
  • naval ship building, and
  • emerging occupations identified by the National Skills Commission¹.

These areas are based on priority areas for the Australian labour market and were chosen to test a new approach to updating this classification. This update represents the first incremental step of a larger program of work to update this classification. Other priority areas are expected to be addressed in future regular updates of the ANZSCO.

This update has been undertaken in respect of the Australian labour market only. It has not considered changes in the New Zealand labour market.

This is the fourth revision since ANZSCO was established in 2006. In addition to the classification, this publication contains a summary of the classification and concordances to the previous revision (Version 1.3).

A complete list of changes (by code number) is available in ANZSCO 2021 in the data downloads.

¹ https://www.nationalskillscommission.gov.au/emerging-occupations

Data downloads

Structure

Index of principal titles, alternative titles and specialisations

What's new

Correspondence to ANZSCO Version 1.3 and ISCO-08

Abbreviations

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The following abbreviations are used in this publication:

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSCOAustralian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations First Edition
ANZSCO Revision 1Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations First Edition Revision 1
ANZSCO Version 1.2Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Version 1.2 (i.e. First Edition Revision 2)
ANZSCO Version 1.3Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Version 1.3 (i.e. First Edition Revision 3)
AQFAustralian Qualifications Framework
AusAustralia
GISGeographic Information System
ICTInformation and Communication Technology
ILOInternational Labour Organization
ISCOInternational Standard Classification of Occupations
necnot elsewhere classified
nfdnot further defined
NZNew Zealand
NZQFNew Zealand Qualifications Framework
StatsNZStats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa is New Zealand's official data agency