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Document 32009H0824

Commission Recommendation of 29 October 2009 on the use of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 292, 10.11.2009, p. 31–47 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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10.11.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 292/31


COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION

of 29 October 2009

on the use of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2009/824/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 211 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The International Labour Organisation has revised the previous version of the International Standard Classification of Occupations used hitherto (ISCO-88) with the objective of making available a more effective classification, which can be used by countries in the next round of population censuses, as well as in national employment services and other client-oriented applications. In order to ensure comparability between data on occupations from the EU Member States and the rest of the world it is important to adopt this revised classification (ISCO-08) in the main European Statistical System surveys collecting data on occupations before the next round of population census that will take place in 2011.

(2)

ISCO-08 classification is more detailed than the European version of ISCO-88 (ISCO-88 (COM)) in specific occupations in which a high share of women work.

(3)

Data on occupations is utilised for calculating the indicators on gender segregation used in the follow up of the European Employment strategy (Guideline 18: Promote a lifecycle approach to work and Guideline 22: Ensure employment-friendly labour cost developments and wage-setting mechanisms) (1). Therefore, it is essential to have a standard classification allowing the production of comparable data on occupations.

(4)

Data on occupations has also been used for measuring progress on gender balance in decision-making positions by looking at women’s and men’s share among ISCO-88 (COM) managerial occupations.

(5)

In the framework of the Council Resolution of 15 November 2007 on the new skills for new jobs (2), occupation will become important in the assessment of skills needs and gaps in the European labour market and a harmonised methodology on occupations will be essential.

(6)

ISCO-08 classification places more emphasis to occupations related to information and communication technologies,

HEREBY RECOMMENDS:

1.

Member States should develop, produce and disseminate statistics broken down by occupations using the International Standard Classification of Occupations of 2008 (ISCO-08) as set out in the Annex or a national classification derived from ISCO-08.

2.

Member States should use ISCO-08 for the Structure of Earnings Survey 2010.

3.

Member States should use ISCO-08 from 2011 as reference year in all statistical domains providing statistics broken down by occupations.

Done at Brussels, 29 October 2009.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 198, 26.7.2008, p. 47.

(2)  OJ C 290, 4.12.2007, p. 1.


ANNEX

ISCO-08 CLASSIFICATION

1   Managers

11   Chief executives, senior officials and legislators

111   Legislators and senior officials

1111

Legislators

1112

Senior government officials

1113

Traditional chiefs and heads of village

1114

Senior officials of special-interest organisations

112   Managing directors and chief executives

1120

Managing directors and chief executives

12   Administrative and commercial managers

121   Business services and administration managers

1211

Finance managers

1212

Human resource managers

1213

Policy and planning managers

1219

Business services and administration managers not elsewhere classified

122   Sales, marketing and development managers

1221

Sales and marketing managers

1222

Advertising and public relations managers

1223

Research and development managers

13   Production and specialised services managers

131   Production managers in agriculture, forestry and fisheries

1311

Agricultural and forestry production managers

1312

Aquaculture and fisheries production managers

132   Manufacturing, mining, construction, and distribution managers

1321

Manufacturing managers

1322

Mining managers

1323

Construction managers

1324

Supply, distribution and related managers

133   Information and communications technology service managers

1330

Information and communications technology service managers

134   Professional services managers

1341

Child care services managers

1342

Health services managers

1343

Aged care services managers

1344

Social welfare managers

1345

Education managers

1346

Financial and insurance services branch managers

1349

Professional services managers not elsewhere classified

14   Hospitality, retail and other services managers

141   Hotel and restaurant managers

1411

Hotel managers

1412

Restaurant managers

142   Retail and wholesale trade managers

1420

Retail and wholesale trade managers

143   Other services managers

1431

Sports, recreation and cultural centre managers

1439

Services managers not elsewhere classified

2   Professionals

21   Science and engineering professionals

211   Physical and earth science professionals

2111

Physicists and astronomers

2112

Meteorologists

2113

Chemists

2114

Geologists and geophysicists

212   Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians

2120

Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians

213   Life science professionals

2131

Biologists, botanists, zoologists and related professionals

2132

Farming, forestry and fisheries advisers

2133

Environmental protection professionals

214   Engineering professionals (excluding electrotechnology)

2141

Industrial and production engineers

2142

Civil engineers

2143

Environmental engineers

2144

Mechanical engineers

2145

Chemical engineers

2146

Mining engineers, metallurgists and related professionals

2149

Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified

215   Electrotechnology engineers

2151

Electrical engineers

2152

Electronics engineers

2153

Telecommunications engineers

216   Architects, planners, surveyors and designers

2161

Building architects

2162

Landscape architects

2163

Product and garment designers

2164

Town and traffic planners

2165

Cartographers and surveyors

2166

Graphic and multimedia designers

22   Health professionals

221   Medical doctors

2211

Generalist medical practitioners

2212

Specialist medical practitioners

222   Nursing and midwifery professionals

2221

Nursing professionals

2222

Midwifery professionals

223   Traditional and complementary medicine professionals

2230

Traditional and complementary medicine professionals

224   Paramedical practitioners

2240

Paramedical practitioners

225   Veterinarians

2250

Veterinarians

226   Other health professionals

2261

Dentists

2262

Pharmacists

2263

Environmental and occupational health and hygiene professionals

2264

Physiotherapists

2265

Dieticians and nutritionists

2266

Audiologists and speech therapists

2267

Optometrists and ophthalmic opticians

2269

Health professionals not elsewhere classified

23   Teaching professionals

231   University and higher education teachers

2310

University and higher education teachers

232   Vocational education teachers

2320

Vocational education teachers

233   Secondary education teachers

2330

Secondary education teachers

234   Primary school and early childhood teachers

2341

Primary school teachers

2342

Early childhood educators

235   Other teaching professionals

2351

Education methods specialists

2352

Special needs teachers

2353

Other language teachers

2354

Other music teachers

2355

Other arts teachers

2356

Information technology trainers

2359

Teaching professionals not elsewhere classified

24   Business and administration professionals

241   Finance professionals

2411

Accountants

2412

Financial and investment advisers

2413

Financial analysts

242   Administration professionals

2421

Management and organisation analysts

2422

Policy administration professionals

2423

Personnel and careers professionals

2424

Training and staff development professionals

243   Sales, marketing and public relations professionals

2431

Advertising and marketing professionals

2432

Public relations professionals

2433

Technical and medical sales professionals (excluding ICT)

2434

Information and communications technology sales professionals

25   Information and communications technology professionals

251   Software and applications developers and analysts

2511

Systems analysts

2512

Software developers

2513

Web and multimedia developers

2514

Applications programmers

2519

Software and applications developers and analysts not elsewhere classified

252   Database and network professionals

2521

Database designers and administrators

2522

Systems administrators

2523

Computer network professionals

2529

Database and network professionals not elsewhere classified

26   Legal, social and cultural professionals

261   Legal professionals

2611

Lawyers

2612

Judges

2619

Legal professionals not elsewhere classified

262   Librarians, archivists and curators

2621

Archivists and curators

2622

Librarians and related information professionals

263   Social and religious professionals

2631

Economists

2632

Sociologists, anthropologists and related professionals

2633

Philosophers, historians and political scientists

2634

Psychologists

2635

Social work and counselling professionals

2636

Religious professionals

264   Authors, journalists and linguists

2641

Authors and related writers

2642

Journalists

2643

Translators, interpreters and other linguists

265   Creative and performing artists

2651

Visual artists

2652

Musicians, singers and composers

2653

Dancers and choreographers

2654

Film, stage and related directors and producers

2655

Actors

2656

Announcers on radio, television and other media

2659

Creative and performing artists not elsewhere classified

3   Technicians and associate professionals

31   Science and engineering associate professionals

311   Physical and engineering science technicians

3111

Chemical and physical science technicians

3112

Civil engineering technicians

3113

Electrical engineering technicians

3114

Electronics engineering technicians

3115

Mechanical engineering technicians

3116

Chemical engineering technicians

3117

Mining and metallurgical technicians

3118

Draughtspersons

3119

Physical and engineering science technicians not elsewhere classified

312   Mining, manufacturing and construction supervisors

3121

Mining supervisors

3122

Manufacturing supervisors

3123

Construction supervisors

313   Process control technicians

3131

Power production plant operators

3132

Incinerator and water treatment plant operators

3133

Chemical processing plant controllers

3134

Petroleum and natural gas refining plant operators

3135

Metal production process controllers

3139

Process control technicians not elsewhere classified

314   Life science technicians and related associate professionals

3141

Life science technicians (excluding medical)

3142

Agricultural technicians

3143

Forestry technicians

315   Ship and aircraft controllers and technicians

3151

Ships’ engineers

3152

Ships’ deck officers and pilots

3153

Aircraft pilots and related associate professionals

3154

Air traffic controllers

3155

Air traffic safety electronics technicians

32   Health associate professionals

321   Medical and pharmaceutical technicians

3211

Medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians

3212

Medical and pathology laboratory technicians

3213

Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants

3214

Medical and dental prosthetic technicians

322   Nursing and midwifery associate professionals

3221

Nursing associate professionals

3222

Midwifery associate professionals

323   Traditional and complementary medicine associate professionals

3230

Traditional and complementary medicine associate professionals

324   Veterinary technicians and assistants

3240

Veterinary technicians and assistants

325   Other health associate professionals

3251

Dental assistants and therapists

3252

Medical records and health information technicians

3253

Community health workers

3254

Dispensing opticians

3255

Physiotherapy technicians and assistants

3256

Medical assistants

3257

Environmental and occupational health inspectors and associates

3258

Ambulance workers

3259

Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified

33   Business and administration associate professionals

331   Financial and mathematical associate professionals

3311

Securities and finance dealers and brokers

3312

Credit and loans officers

3313

Accounting associate professionals

3314

Statistical, mathematical and related associate professionals

3315

Valuers and loss assessors

332   Sales and purchasing agents and brokers

3321

Insurance representatives

3322

Commercial sales representatives

3323

Buyers

3324

Trade brokers

333   Business services agents

3331

Clearing and forwarding agents

3332

Conference and event planners

3333

Employment agents and contractors

3334

Real estate agents and property managers

3339

Business services agents not elsewhere classified

334   Administrative and specialised secretaries

3341

Office supervisors

3342

Legal secretaries

3343

Administrative and executive secretaries

3344

Medical secretaries

335   Regulatory government associate professionals

3351

Customs and border inspectors

3352

Government tax and excise officials

3353

Government social benefits officials

3354

Government licensing officials

3355

Police inspectors and detectives

3359

Regulatory government associate professionals not elsewhere classified

34   Legal, social, cultural and related associate professionals

341   Legal, social and religious associate professionals

3411

Legal and related associate professionals

3412

Social work associate professionals

3413

Religious associate professionals

342   Sports and fitness workers

3421

Athletes and sports players

3422

Sports coaches, instructors and officials

3423

Fitness and recreation instructors and program leaders

343   Artistic, cultural and culinary associate professionals

3431

Photographers

3432

Interior designers and decorators

3433

Gallery, museum and library technicians

3434

Chefs

3435

Other artistic and cultural associate professionals

35   Information and communications technicians

351   Information and communications technology operations and user support technicians

3511

Information and communications technology operations technicians

3512

Information and communications technology user support technicians

3513

Computer network and systems technicians

3514

Web technicians

352   Telecommunications and broadcasting technicians

3521

Broadcasting and audiovisual technicians

3522

Telecommunications engineering technicians

4   Clerical support workers

41   General and keyboard clerks

411   General office clerks

4110

General office clerks

412   Secretaries (general)

4120

Secretaries (general)

413   Keyboard operators

4131

Typists and word processing operators

4132

Data entry clerks

42   Customer services clerks

421   Tellers, money collectors and related clerks

4211

Bank tellers and related clerks

4212

Bookmakers, croupiers and related gaming workers

4213

Pawnbrokers and money-lenders

4214

Debt-collectors and related workers

422   Client information workers

4221

Travel consultants and clerks

4222

Contact centre information clerks

4223

Telephone switchboard operators

4224

Hotel receptionists

4225

Enquiry clerks

4226

Receptionists (general)

4227

Survey and market research interviewers

4229

Client information workers not elsewhere classified

43   Numerical and material recording clerks

431   Numerical clerks

4311

Accounting and bookkeeping clerks

4312

Statistical, finance and insurance clerks

4313

Payroll clerks

432   Material-recording and transport clerks

4321

Stock clerks

4322

Production clerks

4323

Transport clerks

44   Other clerical support workers

441   Other clerical support workers

4411

Library clerks

4412

Mail carriers and sorting clerks

4413

Coding, proof-reading and related clerks

4414

Scribes and related workers

4415

Filing and copying clerks

4416

Personnel clerks

4419

Clerical support workers not elsewhere classified

5   Service and sales workers

51   Personal service workers

511   Travel attendants, conductors and guides

5111

Travel attendants and travel stewards

5112

Transport conductors

5113

Travel guides

512   Cooks

5120

Cooks

513   Waiters and bartenders

5131

Waiters

5132

Bartenders

514   Hairdressers, beauticians and related workers

5141

Hairdressers

5142

Beauticians and related workers

515   Building and housekeeping supervisors

5151

Cleaning and housekeeping supervisors in offices, hotels and other establishments

5152

Domestic housekeepers

5153

Building caretakers

516   Other personal services workers

5161

Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers

5162

Companions and valets

5163

Undertakers and embalmers

5164

Pet groomers and animal care workers

5165

Driving instructors

5169

Personal services workers not elsewhere classified

52   Sales workers

521   Street and market salespersons

5211

Stall and market salespersons

5212

Street food salespersons

522   Shop salespersons

5221

Shop keepers

5222

Shop supervisors

5223

Shop sales assistants

523   Cashiers and ticket clerks

5230

Cashiers and ticket clerks

524   Other sales workers

5241

Fashion and other models

5242

Sales demonstrators

5243

Door to door salespersons

5244

Contact centre salespersons

5245

Service station attendants

5246

Food service counter attendants

5249

Sales workers not elsewhere classified

53   Personal care workers

531   Child care workers and teachers’ aides

5311

Child care workers

5312

Teachers’ aides

532   Personal care workers in health services

5321

Health care assistants

5322

Home-based personal care workers

5329

Personal care workers in health services not elsewhere classified

54   Protective services workers

541   Protective services workers

5411

Fire-fighters

5412

Police officers

5413

Prison guards

5414

Security guards

5419

Protective services workers not elsewhere classified

6   Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers

61   Market-oriented skilled agricultural workers

611   Market gardeners and crop growers

6111

Field crop and vegetable growers

6112

Tree and shrub crop growers

6113

Gardeners, horticultural and nursery growers

6114

Mixed crop growers

612   Animal producers

6121

Livestock and dairy producers

6122

Poultry producers

6123

Apiarists and sericulturists

6129

Animal producers not elsewhere classified

613   Mixed crop and animal producers

6130

Mixed crop and animal producers

62   Market-oriented skilled forestry, fishery and hunting workers

621   Forestry and related workers

6210

Forestry and related workers

622   Fishery workers, hunters and trappers

6221

Aquaculture workers

6222

Inland and coastal waters fishery workers

6223

Deep-sea fishery workers

6224

Hunters and trappers

63   Subsistence farmers, fishers, hunters and gatherers

631   Subsistence crop farmers

6310

Subsistence crop farmers

632   Subsistence livestock farmers

6320

Subsistence livestock farmers

633   Subsistence mixed crop and livestock farmers

6330

Subsistence mixed crop and livestock farmers

634   Subsistence fishers, hunters, trappers and gatherers

6340

Subsistence fishers, hunters, trappers and gatherers

7   Craft and related trades workers

71   Building and related trades workers, excluding electricians

711   Building frame and related trades workers

7111

House builders

7112

Bricklayers and related workers

7113

Stonemasons, stone cutters, splitters and carvers

7114

Concrete placers, concrete finishers and related workers

7115

Carpenters and joiners

7119

Building frame and related trades workers not elsewhere classified

712   Building finishers and related trades workers

7121

Roofers

7122

Floor layers and tile setters

7123

Plasterers

7124

Insulation workers

7125

Glaziers

7126

Plumbers and pipe fitters

7127

Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics

713   Painters, building structure cleaners and related trades workers

7131

Painters and related workers

7132

Spray painters and varnishers

7133

Building structure cleaners

72   Metal, machinery and related trades workers

721   Sheet and structural metal workers, moulders and welders, and related workers

7211

Metal moulders and coremakers

7212

Welders and flamecutters

7213

Sheet-metal workers

7214

Structural-metal preparers and erectors

7215

Riggers and cable splicers

722   Blacksmiths, toolmakers and related trades workers

7221

Blacksmiths, hammersmiths and forging press workers

7222

Toolmakers and related workers

7223

Metal working machine tool setters and operators

7224

Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners

723   Machinery mechanics and repairers

7231

Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers

7232

Aircraft engine mechanics and repairers

7233

Agricultural and industrial machinery mechanics and repairers

7234

Bicycle and related repairers

73   Handicraft and printing workers

731   Handicraft workers

7311

Precision-instrument makers and repairers

7312

Musical instrument makers and tuners

7313

Jewellery and precious-metal workers

7314

Potters and related workers

7315

Glass makers, cutters, grinders and finishers

7316

Sign writers, decorative painters, engravers and etchers

7317

Handicraft workers in wood, basketry and related materials

7318

Handicraft workers in textile, leather and related materials

7319

Handicraft workers not elsewhere classified

732   Printing trades workers

7321

Pre-press technicians

7322

Printers

7323

Print finishing and binding workers

74   Electrical and electronic trades workers

741   Electrical equipment installers and repairers

7411

Building and related electricians

7412

Electrical mechanics and fitters

7413

Electrical line installers and repairers

742   Electronics and telecommunications installers and repairers

7421

Electronics mechanics and servicers

7422

Information and communications technology installers and servicers

75   Food processing, wood working, garment and other craft and related trades workers

751   Food processing and related trades workers

7511

Butchers, fishmongers and related food preparers

7512

Bakers, pastry-cooks and confectionery makers

7513

Dairy-products makers

7514

Fruit, vegetable and related preservers

7515

Food and beverage tasters and graders

7516

Tobacco preparers and tobacco products makers

752   Wood treaters, cabinet-makers and related trades workers

7521

Wood treaters

7522

Cabinet-makers and related workers

7523

Woodworking-machine tool setters and operators

753   Garment and related trades workers

7531

Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and hatters

7532

Garment and related pattern-makers and cutters

7533

Sewing, embroidery and related workers

7534

Upholsterers and related workers

7535

Pelt dressers, tanners and fellmongers

7536

Shoemakers and related workers

754   Other craft and related workers

7541

Underwater divers

7542

Shotfirers and blasters

7543

Product graders and testers (excluding foods and beverages)

7544

Fumigators and other pest and weed controllers

7549

Craft and related workers not elsewhere classified

8   Plant and machine operators and assemblers

81   Stationary plant and machine operators

811   Mining and mineral processing plant operators

8111

Miners and quarriers

8112

Mineral and stone processing plant operators

8113

Well drillers and borers and related workers

8114

Cement, stone and other mineral products machine operators

812   Metal processing and finishing plant operators

8121

Metal processing plant operators

8122

Metal finishing, plating and coating machine operators

813   Chemical and photographic products plant and machine operators

8131

Chemical products plant and machine operators

8132

Photographic products machine operators

814   Rubber, plastic and paper products machine operators

8141

Rubber products machine operators

8142

Plastic products machine operators

8143

Paper products machine operators

815   Textile, fur and leather products machine operators

8151

Fibre preparing, spinning and winding machine operators

8152

Weaving and knitting machine operators

8153

Sewing machine operators

8154

Bleaching, dyeing and fabric cleaning machine operators

8155

Fur and leather preparing machine operators

8156

Shoemaking and related machine operators

8157

Laundry machine operators

8159

Textile, fur and leather products machine operators not elsewhere classified

816   Food and related products machine operators

8160

Food and related products machine operators

817   Wood processing and papermaking plant operators

8171

Pulp and papermaking plant operators

8172

Wood processing plant operators

818   Other stationary plant and machine operators

8181

Glass and ceramics plant operators

8182

Steam engine and boiler operators

8183

Packing, bottling and labelling machine operators

8189

Stationary plant and machine operators not elsewhere classified

82   Assemblers

821   Assemblers

8211

Mechanical machinery assemblers

8212

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

8219

Assemblers not elsewhere classified

83   Drivers and mobile plant operators

831   Locomotive engine drivers and related workers

8311

Locomotive engine drivers

8312

Railway brake, signal and switch operators

832   Car, van and motorcycle drivers

8321

Motorcycle drivers

8322

Car, taxi and van drivers

833   Heavy truck and bus drivers

8331

Bus and tram drivers

8332

Heavy truck and lorry drivers

834   Mobile plant operators

8341

Mobile farm and forestry plant operators

8342

Earthmoving and related plant operators

8343

Crane, hoist and related plant operators

8344

Lifting truck operators

835   Ships’ deck crews and related workers

8350

Ships’ deck crews and related workers

9   Elementary occupations

91   Cleaners and helpers

911   Domestic, hotel and office cleaners and helpers

9111

Domestic cleaners and helpers

9112

Cleaners and helpers in offices, hotels and other establishments

912   Vehicle, window, laundry and other hand cleaning workers

9121

Hand launderers and pressers

9122

Vehicle cleaners

9123

Window cleaners

9129

Other cleaning workers

92   Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers

921   Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers

9211

Crop farm labourers

9212

Livestock farm labourers

9213

Mixed crop and livestock farm labourers

9214

Garden and horticultural labourers

9215

Forestry labourers

9216

Fishery and aquaculture labourers

93   Labourers in mining, construction, manufacturing and transport

931   Mining and construction labourers

9311

Mining and quarrying labourers

9312

Civil engineering labourers

9313

Building construction labourers

932   Manufacturing labourers

9321

Hand packers

9329

Manufacturing labourers not elsewhere classified

933   Transport and storage labourers

9331

Hand and pedal vehicle drivers

9332

Drivers of animal-drawn vehicles and machinery

9333

Freight handlers

9334

Shelf fillers

94   Food preparation assistants

941   Food preparation assistants

9411

Fast food preparers

9412

Kitchen helpers

95   Street and related sales and service workers

951   Street and related service workers

9510

Street and related service workers

952   Street vendors (excluding food)

9520

Street vendors (excluding food)

96   Refuse workers and other elementary workers

961   Refuse workers

9611

Garbage and recycling collectors

9612

Refuse sorters

9613

Sweepers and related labourers

962   Other elementary workers

9621

Messengers, package deliverers and luggage porters

9622

Odd job persons

9623

Meter readers and vending-machine collectors

9624

Water and firewood collectors

9629

Elementary workers not elsewhere classified

0   Armed forces occupations

01   Commissioned armed forces officers

011   Commissioned armed forces officers

0110

Commissioned armed forces officers

02   Non-commissioned armed forces officers

021   Non-commissioned armed forces officers

0210

Non-commissioned armed forces officers

03   Armed forces occupations, other ranks

031   Armed forces occupations, other ranks

0310

Armed forces occupations, other ranks


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