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Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) Coder

The ANZSCO Coder is a Windows-based tool to code occupation information to ANZSCO Version 1.3 and ANZSCO 2021 Australian Update

Reference period
2021
Released
22/04/2022
Next release Unknown
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The ANZSCO Coder

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) Coder is a Windows-based structured coding system to code occupation information to ANZSCO Version 1.3 or ANZSCO 2021 Australian update. It is available on request as a set of downloadable files. 

The ANZSCO Coder incorporates a detailed coding index (an extensive list of occupation titles) which supports consistent coding of multiple records to the occupation (6-digit) level of ANZSCO.

Using the ANZSCO Coder does not require a detailed knowledge of the ANZSCO structure nor of the composition of the labour force. The ANZSCO Coder assigns codes according to strictly prescribed rules, most of which are incorporated into the Coder.

This ANZSCO Coder is intended only for use in the Australian labour force. It is not intended for use in New Zealand as it may not include occupation titles used in the New Zealand labour force.

Tutorial

The ANZSCO Coder includes an in-built 'Help' facility. To learn to code occupation information properly you should complete the lessons provided in the Help facility.

There are seven lessons covering the main coding procedures. Each lesson contains an explanation of the procedures covered in that lesson. Coding examples and exercises are included in each lesson to reinforce these procedures. Additional coding exercises and the solutions to all coding exercises are also provided.

Updates

The Coder will be updated periodically via the ABS website.

Contact details

Please email standards@abs.gov.au or Contact Us to obtain a copy of the ANZSCO Coder or further information. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide.

All users of the Coder are required to sign a licence agreement.