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Categorization of Occupations [message #5612] Tue, 16 June 2015 12:53 Go to next message
estammerjsi is currently offline  estammerjsi
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Apologies in advance if this is a stupid question, but I was wondering if you had anything to help guide the grouping of occupations into the categories that you have in the survey:

Professional/technical/managerial
Clerical
Sales and services
Skilled manual
Unskilled manual
Domestic service
Agriculture

Specifically, the ones I have questions about are "sales and services", and the difference between "skilled" and "unskilled" manual and where Professional/technical comes in. Just wondering if you have any quick guidance that you might give your data collectors or your data entry folks to guide them in this. I have things like "hairdresser" and "tailor" and I'm not sure where to put them. Thanks for your help. I'd be lost without this forum!

Emily
Re: Categorization of Occupations [message #5616 is a reply to message #5612] Tue, 16 June 2015 17:18 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
One of our experts, Mr. Trevor Croft, suggested you take a look at the International Standard Classification of Occupation (ISCO) Codes http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/isco/isco08/, which we prefer to use if possible. We use the 2 digit codes where possible. These pages provide details of the coding of each occupation into the two digit codes.
Thank you for your post.
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