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ANZSCO Recall Rate Changes
ANZSCO Recall Rate Changes

Why does the recall rate change when moving between levels of the taxonomy?

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The ANSCO taxonomy contains occupation codes/descriptions/concepts that are designed to capture ambiguous occupation responses. These occupations are denoted with the suffix 'nfd' referring to 'not further defined'. There are a total of 336 nfd SCO's in the 2013 ANZSCO taxonomy. While part of the taxonomy, these occupations do not map to the different ANZSCO levels

  • Some nfd occupations are rather granular, like Food Trades Assistants nfd. It has the code +8512+00, because it is meant to be the catch all occupation for the 4-digit SCO Food Trades Assistants.

  • Other nfd occupations are much more general, like Managers nfd. This SCO has the code +1+00000 because it is meant to be a catch all for the 1-digit Major Group.

Using Sales Representatives and Agents nfd (610000) as an example. This 6-digit occupation is meant to represent all jobs which cannot be classified more granularly beyond the 2-digit Sub-Major group. Take a look at how this SCO's code is +61+0000, with the first 2 digits representing the 2-digit occupation group Sales Representatives and Agents. There are no digits beyond the 2 digits that allow us to link this SCO to a 3-digit or 4-digit SCO.

Due to the presence of these ANZSCO codes, ANZSCO recall rates will differ when moving between the different levels of the taxonomy (ie, from 6 digit to 3 digit)

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