Updating ANZSCO agriculture occupations

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Public consultation on updating ANZSCO agriculture occupations is closed.

We are working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Together we are reviewing how agriculture occupations are classified in the Australian New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

How ANZSCO is used

ANZSCO is used when gathering statistics about the Australian workforce. This includes the Census. ANZSCO is also used to inform eligibility for government programs, such as skilled migration programs.

First implemented in 2006, ANZSCO is based primarily on analysis of occupations in 2001 Census data. Since then, the agriculture sector has changed. Businesses have innovated and responded to market and technology changes. The workforce has also changed. Industry has asked for ANZSCO to be updated to better reflect modern agriculture.

2021 update

The 2021 update will produce an experimental version of ANZSCO to better reflect modern agriculture. It will capture existing and emerging agriculture, fisheries and forestry occupations and their skill levels.

It will also consider occupations closely aligned to the agriculture sector. This includes the initial stages of meat processing.

The ABS is also working with other partner agencies for the 2021 update. They will look at other focus areas, such as cybersecurity.

Find out more about the 2021 update at the ABS website.

How you had your say

We asked for feedback from about agricultural occupations in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

We invited feedback from people across the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.

What happens next

We will review and consider your feedback. We will use it to make recommendations to the Australian Bureau of Statistics about changes to agricultural occupations in ANZSCO.

Public consultation on updating ANZSCO agriculture occupations is closed.

We are working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Together we are reviewing how agriculture occupations are classified in the Australian New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

How ANZSCO is used

ANZSCO is used when gathering statistics about the Australian workforce. This includes the Census. ANZSCO is also used to inform eligibility for government programs, such as skilled migration programs.

First implemented in 2006, ANZSCO is based primarily on analysis of occupations in 2001 Census data. Since then, the agriculture sector has changed. Businesses have innovated and responded to market and technology changes. The workforce has also changed. Industry has asked for ANZSCO to be updated to better reflect modern agriculture.

2021 update

The 2021 update will produce an experimental version of ANZSCO to better reflect modern agriculture. It will capture existing and emerging agriculture, fisheries and forestry occupations and their skill levels.

It will also consider occupations closely aligned to the agriculture sector. This includes the initial stages of meat processing.

The ABS is also working with other partner agencies for the 2021 update. They will look at other focus areas, such as cybersecurity.

Find out more about the 2021 update at the ABS website.

How you had your say

We asked for feedback from about agricultural occupations in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

We invited feedback from people across the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.

What happens next

We will review and consider your feedback. We will use it to make recommendations to the Australian Bureau of Statistics about changes to agricultural occupations in ANZSCO.