The use of classification systems for the ordering and
presentation of data is beneficial to both the producers and users of statistics
as it facilitates data sharing among producers and supports the production of
consistent and comparable data for analysis by users.
This page provides information on the most recent statistical
classifications that have been developed for
The Jamaica Industrial Classification 2005
The Jamaica Industrial Classification 2005 (JIC 2005) is a
classification of economic activities associated with the production of goods
and services in Jamaica. JIC 2005 was first published in October 2008 and is
modelled off the 3rd revision of the International Standard
Industrial Classification (ISIC Rev.3) produced by the United Nations. It
replaces the Jamaica Industrial Classification of 1987 (JIC 1987).
An Alphabetical Index.
The revised JIC features the following:-
- A broad and detailed Classification Structure
- Annotations that explain the activities that are included at
the class level and point to where related activities are found >
- Conversion Tables that compare the classification categories and
associated codes with those of the previous version of the classification
JIC 2005 broad structure
orders all economic activity
into 17 sections or industries compared with 10 recorded in the previous edition
of the JIC.
The detailed classification with over 300 Classes and more
than 780 detailed activity groupings is available in the publication.
Standard Occupational Classification 1991
The Jamaica Standard Occupational Classification of 1991
(JSOC ‘91) is the national standard currently used for classifying occupational
information obtained from population censuses and sample surveys in
Jamaica. It adopts the basic framework and
principles of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)
produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and is based on the 1988
edition of ISCO (ISCO ‘88).
currently undergoing revision. The revision is intended to bring the
classification structure in line with that of ISCO-2008 and will reflect the
most recent developments in the Jamaican labour market, changes in employment
patterns and the emergence of new occupations.
More information on the revised Occupational Classification
will be provided as soon as it becomes available