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CAMSIS: Ireland 1996
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Data 1996 Census (100%: special tabulations)
Cases 276,167
Occupational classifications CSO Occupational Classification 1996 (details below) and International Standard Classification of Occupations 1988

Occupational Classification

The table below lists the three digit unit categories of the CSO Irish 1996 occupational schema
100 Senior managers in national government
101 General managers in large companies
102 Local government officers
103 General administrators in national government
110 Production and works managers
111 Building managers
120 Company financial managers
121 Marketing managers
122 Purchasing managers
124 Personnel managers
126 Computer systems managers
130 Credit controllers
131 Bank and building society managers
132 Civil Service executive officers
139 Other financial managers n.e.s.
140 Transport managers
141 Stores and warehousing managers
150 Commissioned officers in armed forces
152 Senior police and prison officers
160 Farm owners and managers
171 Garage managers and proprietors
173 Hotel and accommodation managers
174 Restaurant and catering managers
175 Publicans, innkeepers and club managers
176 Entertainment and sport managers
177 Travel agency managers
178 Managers and proprietors of butchers
179 Managers and proprietors of shops
191 Administrators of schools and colleges
199 Other managers n.e.s.
200 Chemists
201 Biological scientists
202 Physicists
209 Other natural scientists n.e.s.
210 Civil and mining engineers
211 Mechanical engineers
212 Electrical and electronic engineers
214 Software engineers
215 Chemical, production, planning and quality control engineers
216 Design and development engineers
219 Other engineers and technologists n.e.s.
220 Medical practitioners
221 Pharmacists, pharmacologists, ophthalmic and dispensing opticians
223 Dental practitioners
224 Veterinarians
230 University, RTC and higher education teachers
233 Secondary and vocational education teachers
234 Primary and nursery education teachers
239 Other teaching professionals n.e.s.
240 Judges
242 Barristers and solicitors
250 Chartered and certified management accountants (incl. taxation experts)
252 Actuaries, economists, statisticians, management consultants and business analysts
260 Architects, town planners and surveyors
270 Librarians, archivists and curators
290 Psychologists and other social/behavioural scientists
292 Clergy
293 Social workers and probation officers
300 Laboratory technicians
301 Engineering technicians
302 Electrical and electronic technicians
303 Architectural, town planning, building and civil engineering technicians
309 Other scientific technicians n.e.s.
310 Draughtspersons
312 Building inspectors and quantity surveyors
313 Marine, insurance and other surveyors
320 Computer analyst programmers
331 Aircraft officers, traffic planners and controllers
332 Ship and hovercraft officers
340 Nurses and midwives
342 Medical radiographers
343 Physiotherapists and chiropodists
346 Medical technicians, dental auxiliaries and dental nurses
347 Occupational and speech therapists, psychotherapists and other therapists n.e.s.
349 Other health associate professionals n.e.s.
350 Legal service and related occupations
361 Underwriters, claims assessors, brokers and investment analysts
363 Personnel, industrial relations and work study officers
371 Matrons, houseparents, welfare, community and youth workers
380 Authors, writers and journalists
381 Artists, commercial/industrial artists, graphic and clothing designers
384 Actors, musicians, entertainers, stage managers, producers and directors
386 Photographers, camera, sound and video equipment operators
387 Professional athletes and sport officials
390 Information officers, careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists
391 Vocational, industrial trainers and driving instructors
394 Inspectors of factories, trading standards and other statutory inspectors
396 Environmental health workers, occupational hygienists and safety officers
399 Other associate professional and technical occupations n.e.s.
400 Civil Service clerical officers and assistants
401 Local government clerical officers and assistants
410 Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers and other financial clerks
411 Cashiers, bank and counter clerks
412 Debt, rent and other cash collectors
430 Filing, computer, library and other clerks n.e.s.
441 Storekeepers, warehousemen/women, despatch and production control clerks
459 Secretaries, medical, legal; personal assistants, typists and word processor operators
460 Receptionists and receptionist-telephonists
462 Telephone operators, telegraph operators and other office communication system operators
490 Computer operators, data processing operators and other office machine operators
500 Bricklayers and masons
501 Roofers, slaters, tilers, sheeters and cladders
502 Plasterers
503 Glaziers
504 Builders and building contractors
506 Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tilers
507 Painters and decorators
509 Scaffolders, riggers, steeplejacks and other construction trades n.e.s.
515 Toolmakers
516 Metal working production and maintenance fitters
517 Precision instrument makers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and precious stone workers
519 Other machine tool setters and CNC setter-operators n.e.s.
521 Electricians and electrical maintenance fitters
523 Telephone fitters
524 Cable jointers and lines repairers
525 Radio, TV and video engineers
526 Computer engineers (installation and maintenance)
529 Other electrical and electronic trades n.e.s.
530 Smiths, forge/metal plate workers and shipwrights
532 Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers and related trades
533 Sheet metal workers
537 Welders and steel erectors
540 Motor mechanics, auto electricians, tyre and exhaust fitters
541 Vehicle body repairers, panel beaters and spray painters
550 Weavers, knitters, warp preparers, bleachers, dyers and finishers
553 Sewing machinists, menders, darners and embroiderers
554 Coach trimmers, upholsterers and mattress makers
555 Shoe repairers and other leather makers
556 Tailors, dressmakers, clothing cutters, milliners and furriers
559 Other textiles, garments and related trades n.e.s.
561 Printers, originators and compositors
569 Bookbinders, print finishers and other printing trades n.e.s.
570 Carpenters and joiners
571 Cabinet makers
579 Other woodworking trades n.e.s.
580 Bakers and flour confectioners
581 Butchers and meat cutters
582 Fishmongers and poultry dressers
590 Glass product and ceramics makers, finishers and other operatives
594 Gardeners and groundsmen/women
595 Horticultural trades
599 Other craft and related occupations
600 Soldiers (sergeant and below)
610 Police officers (sergeant and below)
611 Fire service officers
612 Prison service officers
615 Security guards and related occupations
619 Other security and protective service occupations n.e.s.
620 Chefs and cooks
621 Waiters and waitresses
622 Bar staff
630 Travel and flight attendants
640 Nurses' aids and ambulance staff
644 Care assistants and attendants
650 Childminders, nursery nurses and playgroup leaders
652 Educational assistants
660 Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians
670 Housekeepers (domestic and non-domestic)
672 Caretakers
673 Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers
690 Undertakers, bookmakers and other personal service workers n.e.s.
700 Buyers and purchasing officers
702 Importers, exporters, commodity and shipping brokers
710 Technical and wholesale sales representatives
719 Auctioneers, estimators, valuers and other sales representatives n.e.s.
720 Sales assistants, check-out operators and petrol pump attendants
731 Roundsmen/women and van salespersons
732 Market/street traders and scrap dealers
790 Merchandisers, window dressers, floral arrangers and telephone salespersons
800 Bakery and confectionery process operatives
802 Tobacco process operatives
809 Other food and drink (incl. brewing) process operatives
810 Tannery production operatives
812 Spinners, doublers, twisters, winders and reelers
814 Other textiles processing operatives
820 Chemical, gas and petroleum process plant operatives
821 Paper, wood and related process plant operatives
824 Rubber process operatives, moulding machine operatives and tyre builders
825 Plastics process operatives, moulders and extruders
829 Synthetic fibre and other chemical, paper, plastics and related operatives
830 Moulders and furnace operatives (metal)
834 Electroplaters, galvanisers and colour coaters
839 Other metal making and treating process operatives n.e.s.
840 Machine tool operatives (incl. CNC machine tool operatives)
841 Other automatic machine workers, metal polishers and dressing operatives
850 Assemblers and lineworkers (electrical and electronic goods)
851 Assemblers and lineworkers (metal goods and other goods)
860 Inspectors, viewers and laboratory testers
862 Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers, weighers, graders and sorters
871 Bus and road transport depot inspectors
872 Drivers of road goods vehicles
873 Bus conductors and coach drivers
874 Taxi/cab drivers, chauffeurs and couriers
880 Seafarers (merchant navy), barge and boat operatives
881 Railway station workers, supervisors and guards
882 Rail engine drivers and other railway line operatives
885 Mechanical plant drivers/operatives and crane drivers
887 Fork lift truck drivers
889 Other transport and machinery operatives n.e.s.
892 Water and sewerage plant attendants
893 Electrical, energy, boiler and related plant operatives and attendants
895 Pipe layers/pipe jointers and related construction workers
897 Woodworking machine operatives
898 Mine (excluding coal) and quarry workers
899 Other plant, machine and process operatives n.e.s.
900 Farm workers
901 Agricultural machinery drivers and other farming occupations
903 Fishing and related workers
904 Forestry workers
913 Mates to metal, electrical and related fitters
919 Labourers in engineering and other making/processing industries
922 Rail construction and maintenance workers
923 Road construction workers, paviors and kerb layers
929 Other building and civil engineering labourers
930 Stevedores and dockers
931 Goods porters
933 Refuse and salvage collectors
934 Drivers' mates
940 Postal workers and mail sorters
951 Hotel porters and kitchen porters
953 Counterhands and catering assistants
955 Window cleaners and car park attendants
958 Cleaners and domestics
959 Other occupations in sales and services n.e.s.
990 All other labourers and related workers


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