International Classifications

A range of international classifications are used by the ABS in a variety of ways. Listed below are the international classifications used.

If you would like to find out what a classification is, click on Find out more about Classifications. If you would like to see Australian classifications, click on View all Classifications.


Acronym Title Organisation
 
COFOG Classification of the Functions of Government United Nations Statistics Division
COICOP Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose United Nations Statistics Division
COPNI Classification of the Purposes of Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households United Nations Statistics Division
COPP Classification of the Outlays of Producers According to Purpose United Nations Statistics Division
CPC Central Product Classification United Nations Statistics Division
ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification United Nations Statistics Division
NAICS North American Industry Classification System United States Census Bureau
SITC Standard International Trade Classification United Nations Statistics Division
ISCO International Standard Classification of Occupations International Labour Organisation
CEPA Classification of Environment Protection Activities Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
ISCED International Standard Classification of Education UNESCO Institute of Statistics
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