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Statistics Denmark's Classification of Occupations (DISCO-08), v1:2010




DISCO-08 is a six-digit, five-level classification for classifying and aggregating information about job functions in statistical studies. The classification is a revised version of the 1988 occupational classification (DISCO-88) which it replaces.

The classification is a tool for organizing jobs or occupational functions in clearly defined groups, in relation to the tasks performed in the job or occupation. The use of DISCO-08 makes it possible to compare people with the same job function - regardless of the employee's formal title and education.

DISCO-08 is the official Danish version of the international professional classification, International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08), which is prepared by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Compared to ISCO-08, Denmark has chosen to extend the classification from four to five levels, in order to meet the needs for further division of labour functions in the Danish labor market. The extension means that the labour functions of DISCO-08 - in the most detailed form - are divided into 563 groups, against ISCO-08's 439 subgroups.

Valid from:

January 1, 2010


Labour and Income


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Statistics Denmark's Classification of Occupations (DISCO-08), v1:2010 January 1, 2010 Still valid
Statistics Denmark's Classification of Occupations (DISCO-88), v1:1996 January 1, 1996 December 31, 2009