The Pacific Standard Classification of Occupations 2016 (PACSCO 2016) is a regional classification of occupations and jobs common in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories. It is the first regional classification of occupations and has been developed to better reflect the world of work in the Pacific region, whilst at the same time facilitate comparison of occupation statistics regionally and internationally. Derived from the International Standard Classification of Occupations 2008, it includes a number of occupations that are unique but significant to the Pacific region.
A major use of PACSCO 2016 will be for classifying occupation information collected in population censuses and other surveys. It can also be used for designing training programmes to match skill requirements in the labour market.
The classification is contained in two volumes:
Volume 1 presents the structure and definitions of all groups in the PACSCO 2016. Volume 2 contains the index of occupational titles.