The Statistics for Development Division (SDD) of SPC has released the Pacific Standard Classification of Occupations 2016 (PACSCO 2016), which it has compiled in collaboration with the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Fiji Bureau of Statistics. It has been derived from the International Standard Classification of Occupations 2008, the custodian of which is the International Labour Organization.
PACSCO 2016 has been developed to better reflect the world of work in the Pacific region, while also facilitating comparison of occupation statistics regionally and internationally. It includes a number of occupations that are unique but significant to the Pacific region.
A major use of PACSCO 2016 will be 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: