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d_jbisco88 Current job: International Classification of Occupations 1988

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Derived Variable Note

International Classification of Occupations 1988 (ISCO 88) of current job. Current job refers to being in paid employment during the last week, even if respondent was away from work in that week. Derived from look-up file SOC2000 to ISCO88 provided on the CAMSIS project website. From Wave 2 onwards this is includes codes fed forward from the previous interview.





Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
Armed forces100450.1%
Senior officials of special interest organizations1140330.07%
Directors and chief executives1210130.03%
Production and operations department managers in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing1221160.03%
Production and operations department managers in manufacturing12222680.57%
Production and operations department managers in construction1223880.19%
Production and operations department managers in wholesale and retail trade12241590.34%
Production and operations department managers in restaurants and hotels12251110.24%
Production and operations department managers in transport, storage and communications1226210.04%
Production and operations department managers in business services12271320.28%
Production and operations department managers in personal care, cleaning and related services1228650.14%
Production and operations department managers not elsewhere classified12292810.6%
Finance and administration department managers12314540.96%
Personnel and industrial relations department managers12321580.34%
Sales and marketing department managers12334470.95%
Advertising and public relations department managers1234450.1%
Supply and distribution department managers1235380.08%
Computing services department managers12362290.49%
Research and development department managers1237310.07%
Other department managers not elsewhere classified12391350.29%
General managers in agriculture, hunting, forestry/ and fishing1311180.04%
General managers in manufacturing1312700.15%
General managers in construction1313370.08%
General managers in wholesale and retail trade13142240.48%
General managers of restaurants and hotels1315650.14%
General managers in transport, storage and communications1316280.06%
General managers of business services1317590.13%
General managers in personal care, cleaning and related services1318170.04%
General managers not elsewhere classified1319900.19%
Physicists, chemists and related professionals2110380.08%
Computing professionals21303870.82%
Architects, town and traffic planners2141760.16%
Civil engineers2142600.13%
Electrical engineers2143140.03%
Electronics and telecommunications engineers214480.02%
Mechanical engineers2145530.11%
Chemical engineers214620.0%
Cartographers and surveyors2148820.17%
Architects, engineers and related professionals not elsewhere classified21491490.32%
Biologists, botanists, zoologists and related professionals2211700.15%
Medical doctors22211840.39%
Health professionals (except nursing) not elsewhere classified2229150.03%
College, university and higher education teaching professionals23103120.66%
Secondary education teaching professionals23205111.09%
Primary and pre-primary education teaching professionals23304030.86%
Special education teaching professionals2340550.12%
School inspectors2352400.08%
Other teaching professionals not elsewhere classified23592190.47%
Personnel and careers professionals24121470.31%
Business professionals not elsewhere classified24192020.43%
Legal professionals24201370.29%
Legal professionals not elsewhere classified2429100.02%
Archivists and curators243180.02%
Librarians and related information professionals2432230.05%
Social sciences and related professionals244090.02%
Social work professionals24461380.29%
Authors, journalists and other writers24511100.23%
Sculptors, painters and related artists2452300.06%
Film, stage and related actors and directors2455340.07%
Religious professionals2460530.11%
Public service administrative professionals2470320.07%
Physical and engineering science technicians3110510.11%
Chemical and physical science technicians3111550.12%
Civil engineering technicians3112130.03%
Electronics and telecommunications engineering technicians311490.02%
Physical and engineering science technicians not elsewhere classified3119990.21%
Computer associate professionals31201660.35%
Photographers and image and sound recording equipment operators3131550.12%
Medical equipment operators3133280.06%
Ships' deck officers and pilots3142100.02%
Aircraft pilots and related associate professionals3143130.03%
Air traffic controllers3144100.02%
Building and fire inspectors315160.01%
Safety, health and quality inspectors3152840.18%
Life science technicians and related associate professionals3210260.06%
Modern health associate professionals (except nursing)3220310.07%
Medical assistants3221180.04%
Optometrists and opticians322470.01%
Dental assistants3225420.09%
Physiotherapists and related associate professionals32261800.38%
Veterinary assistants3227420.09%
Pharmaceutical assistants3228680.14%
Nursing associate professionals32316381.36%
Midwifery associate professionals3232450.1%
Other teaching associate professionals33401820.39%
Securities and finance dealers and brokers3411340.07%
Insurance representatives3412230.05%
Estate agents3413340.07%
Technical and commercial sales representatives34152940.62%
Appraisers, valuers and auctioneers3417500.11%
Finance and sales associate professionals not elsewhere classified34194580.97%
Clearing and forwarding agents342250.01%
Legal and related business associate professionals3432570.12%
Government tax and excise officials3442240.05%
Customs, tax and related government associate professionals not elsewhere classified3449590.13%
Police inspectors and detectives3450110.02%
Social work associate professionals34603610.77%
Artistic, entertainment and sports associate professionals3470420.09%
Decorators and commercial designers34711830.39%
Radio, television and other announcers3472360.08%
Street, night-club and related musicians, singers and dancers3473410.09%
Athletes, sportspersons and related associate professionals34751310.28%
Secretaries and keyboard-operating clerks4110110.02%
Data entry operators4113380.08%
Numerical clerks41204981.06%
Stock clerks4131910.19%
Transport clerks4133830.18%
Library and filing clerks41411920.41%
Other office clerks419011332.41%
Cashiers, tellers and related clerks42101840.39%
Client information clerks42204030.86%
Travel agency and related clerks4221370.08%
Receptionists and information clerks42222190.47%
Telephone switchboard operators4223500.11%
Travel attendants and related workers511090.02%
Travel attendants and travel stewards5111330.07%
Transport conductors5112130.03%
Travel guides5113340.07%
Housekeepers and related workers5121640.14%
Waiters, waitresses and bartenders51233610.77%
Child-care workers513110012.13%
Institution-based personal care workers51323120.66%
Home-based personal care workers51338971.91%
Hairdressers, barbers, beauticians and related workers51412230.47%
Undertakers and embalmers5143150.03%
Other personal services workers not elsewhere classified5149660.14%
Police officers51621570.33%
Prison guards5163510.11%
Protective services workers not elsewhere classified5169320.07%
Shop salespersons and demonstrators522015073.2%
Tree and shrub crop growers61121660.35%
Market-oriented crop and animal producers6130990.21%
Fishery workers, hunters and trappers6150330.07%
Builders, traditional materials71211550.33%
Bricklayers and stonemasons7122630.13%
Carpenters and joiners71241770.38%
Building frame and related trades workers not elsewhere classified7129120.03%
Floor layers and tile setters7132340.07%
Plumbers and pipe fitters71361410.3%
Building and related electricians71372020.43%
Painters and related workers71411190.25%
Building structure cleaners714310.0%
Welders and flamecutters7212410.09%
Sheet metal workers7213410.09%
Structural-metal preparers and erectors7214150.03%
Blacksmiths, hammer-smiths and forging-press workers722140.01%
Tool-makers and related workers7222140.03%
Machine-tool setters and setter-operators7223400.08%
Machinery mechanics and fitters72302290.49%
Motor vehicle mechanics and fitters72311650.35%
Electrical mechanics and fitters724140.01%
Electronics fitters72421210.26%
Telegraph and telephone installers and servicers7244400.08%
Electrical line installers, repairers and cable jointers7245110.02%
Precision-instrument makers and repairers7311180.04%
Musical instrument makers and tuners731210.0%
Jewellery and precious-metal workers731350.01%
Potters, glass-makers and related trades workers732070.01%
Handicraft workers in wood, textile, leather and related materials7330180.04%
Compositors, typesetters and related workers7341280.06%
Bookbinders and related workers7345210.04%
Silk-screen, block and textile printers734610.0%
Butchers, fishmongers and related food preparers7411340.07%
Bakers, pastry-cooks and confectionery makers7412350.07%
Cabinet makers and related workers7422320.07%
Textile, garment and related trades workers743050.01%
Weavers, knitters and related workers743240.01%
Tailors, dressmakers and hatters743380.02%
Upholsterers and related workers7437300.06%
Shoe-makers and related workers744250.01%
Stationary plant and related operators8100230.05%
Mining-plant operators811110.0%
Mineral-ore- and stone-processing-plant operators811280.02%
Metal-processing plant operators8120230.05%
Glass, ceramics and related plant operators813070.01%
Wood processing and papermaking plant operators8140380.08%
Chemical processing plant operators8150410.09%
Power production and related plant operators816090.02%
Incinerator, water-treatment and related plant operators816360.01%
Machine-tool operators8211750.16%
Metal finishing-, plating- and coating-machine operators822360.01%
Rubber-products machine operators823180.02%
Plastic-products machine operators8232270.06%
Textile, fur and leather products machine operators8260100.02%
Sewing-machine operators8263400.08%
Textile-, fur- and leather-products machine operators not elsewhere classified826910.0%
Food and related products machine operators82701150.24%
Mechanical-machinery assemblers8281370.08%
Electrical-equipment assemblers8282240.05%
Other machine operators and assemblers82901750.37%
Locomotive-engine drivers8311220.05%
Railway brakers, signallers and shunters831250.01%
Car, taxi and van drivers83224380.93%
Bus and tram drivers83231090.23%
Heavy-truck and lorry drivers83242050.44%
Agricultural and other mobile plant operators8330320.07%
Motorised farm and forestry plant operators833160.01%
Crane, hoist and related plant operators833350.01%
Lifting-truck operators8334630.13%
Ships' deck crews and related workers834060.01%
Door-to-door and telephone salespersons9113560.12%
Domestic helpers and cleaners91315421.15%
Helpers and cleaners in offices, hotels and other establishments91324440.94%
Hand-launderers and pressers9133390.08%
Building caretakers9141690.15%
Vehicle, window and related cleaners9142280.06%
Messengers, porters, doorkeepers and related workers9150220.05%
Messengers, package and luggage porters and deliverers91512860.61%
Doorkeepers, watchpersons and related workers91522560.54%
Vending-machine money collectors, meter readers and related workers9153330.07%
Garbage collectors9161420.09%
Sweepers and related labourers9162180.04%
Agricultural, fishery and related labourers9210230.05%
Farm-hands and labourers9211520.11%
Forestry labourers921230.01%
Construction and maintenance labourers: roads, dams and similar constructions9312630.13%
Building construction labourers93132130.45%
Manufacturing labourers93201490.32%
Transport labourers and freight handlers93303320.71%


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