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Classification codes for economic sector and occupation

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You can find out more about economic and occupational codes on this page.

  • Economic Codes

    • The Guernsey Economic Sector Classification Codes are used to group businesses by the type of economic activity they perform.
    • The codes are applied to data held by several States' service areas including Social Security, Income Tax and the Guernsey Registry. The data which is collected (e.g. employment trends and economic output) can then be analysed by sector. For more information on the types of business activities included in each sector or to find out which code you need to complete your form for the Guernsey Registry, please see the Guide and spreadsheet on the right of this page.
  • Occupational Codes

    • Occupational classification codes can be used to group together jobs, roles or skill levels. Using a standard coding structure helps facilitate data analysis and makes it easier to compare data held by different Departments or organisations.
    • The codes exactly replicate the UK's Standard Occupational Classification 2010, which is a four tiered coding structure. There are nine major groups at the highest level and 369 unit groups at the most detailed level. The level of coding applied will depend on how much detail is needed for data analysis, but it is often useful to refer to the most detailed groups when selecting your code in any event.
    • The codes can be used alongside the economic (or industrial) sector codes, which are used to classify the main activity of a business or group. The occupational codes, available to download on this page, are used to classify individual roles.​

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Occupational Classification Codes Guide to the 2008 Guernsey Economic Sector Classification Codes Economic Codes

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