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Population Census 

OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION Used in the 2000 Population Census of Japan

A.PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKERS

(1)SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHERS

1  Natural science researchers

2  Cultural and social science researchers

(2)ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS

3  Agricultural, forestry and fisheries and food processing technicians

4  Metallurgical engineers

5  Mechanical, aircraft and shipbuilding engineers

6  Electrical and electronic engineers

7  Chemical engineers

8  Architects

9  Civil and surveying engineers

10  Computer processing technicians

11  Other engineers and technicians

(3)PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL WORKERS

12  Physicians

13  Dentists

14  Veterinarians

15  Pharmacists

16  Public health nurses

17  Midwives

18  Nurses

19  Medical radiation and X-ray technicians

20  Clinical and sanitary experts

21  Dental hygienists

22  Dental technicians

23  Nutritionists

24  Chiropractors, masseurs, acupuncturists and osteopaths

25  Other public health and medical workers

(4)SOCIAL AND WELFARE WORKERS

26  Kindergarteners

27  Other social and welfare workers

(5)JUDICIAL WORKERS

28  Judges, prosecutors and lawyers

29  Patent attorneys and judicial scriveners

30  Other judicial workers

(6)MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

31  Registered accountants and licensed tax accountants

32  Public consultants on social and labor insurance

33  Other management professionals

(7)PROFESSORS AND TEACHERS

34  Kindergarten teachers

35  Primary school teachers

36  Secondary school teachers

37  High school teachers

38  Professors; college and university

39  Teachers of blind, dumb and protective schools

40  Other teachers

(8)RELIGIOUS WORKERS

41  Religious workers

(9)AUTHORS, REPORTERS AND EDITORS

42  Authors

43  Reporters and editors

(10)FINE ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND DESIGNERS

44  Sculptors, painters and artists

45  Designers

46  Photographers

(11)MUSICIANS AND STAGE ARTISTS

47  Musicians (except for private lessons)

48  Musicians (for private lessons)

49  Actors, stage dancers and performers (except for private lessons)

50Actors, stage dancers and performers (for private lessons)

(12)OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKERS

51  Private teachers (for study)

52  Private teachers not elsewhere classified

53  Professional athletes (except for private lessons)

54  Professional athletes (for private lessons)

55  Professional and technical workers not elsewhere classified

B.MANAGERS AND OFFICIALS

(13)GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

56  Government officials

(14)DIRECTORS OF COMPANIES AND CORPORATIONS

57  Directors of companies

58  Directors of other corporations

(15)OTHER MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

59  Managers of companies and corporations

60  Managers and administrators not elsewhere classified

C.CLERICAL AND RELATED WORKERS

(16)GENERAL CLERICAL WORKERS

61  General clerical workers

62  Accounting clerks

(17)OUT-DOOR CLERICAL WORKERS

63  Bill and account collectors

64  Other out-door clerical workers

(18)CLERICAL WORKERS IN TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION

65  Clerical workers in transportation 66Clerical workers in post and communication

(19)OFFICE EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

67  Stenographers, typists and word processor operators

68  Key punchers

69  Operators of electronic machinery

D.SALES WORKERS

(20)SALES WORKERS OF COMMODITIES

70  Retail dealers

71  Wholesale dealers

72  Restaurant operators

73  Shop salespersons and sales clerks

74  Door to door salespersons and street venders

75  Junk dealers

76  Travelling commodity salespersons

77  Commodity brokers

(21)SALES RELATED WORKERS

78  Real estate agents and brokers

79  Insurance agents

80  Pawn brokers

81  Travelling salespersons (except commodity, insurance and real estate)

82  Other sales related workers

E.SERVICE WORKERS

(22)FAMILY - LIFE SUPPORTING SERVICE WORKERS

83  Housekeepers and maids

84  Home helpers

85  Other family - life supporting service workers

(23)PERSONAL SANITARY SERVICE WORKERS

86  Barbers

87  Beauticians

88  Bathhouse workers

89  Launderers and dry cleaners

(24)FOOD AND BEVERAGES PREPARING WORKERS

90  Cooks

91  Bartenders

(25)SERVING WORKERS

92  Servants, waiters and waitresses

93  Barmaids, club hosts and hostesses

94  Geisha and dancing partners

95  Recreation and amusement park workers

96  Masters, managers and Banto (attendants) of hotel

(26)SUPERINTENDENTS OF RESIDENCES AND BUILDINGS

97  Superintendents of lodgings, apartment houses and matrons

98  Superintendents of buildings

99  Superintendents of parking lots

(27)OTHER SERVICE WORKERS

100  Travel attendants

101  Temporary keepers

102  Commodity lessors

103  Advertising workers

104  Undertakers and crematory workers

105  Care workers

106  Service workers not elsewhere classified

F.PROTECTIVE SERVICE WORKERS

(28)PROTECTIVE SERVICE WORKERS

107  Members of the Self - Defence Forces

108  Police officers including marine

109  Prison guards and other police officers

110  Fire fighters

111  Watchpersons and janitors

112  Other protective service workers

G.AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES WORKERS

(29)AGRICULTURAL WORKERS

113  Farmers and sericulturists

114  Livestock raisers

115  Gardeners and landscape gardeners

116  Other agricultural workers

(30)FORESTRY WORKERS

117  Forest rangers

118  Timber fellers and loggers

119  Timber collectors and log transporters

120  Charcoal makers and firewood choppers

121  Other forestry workers

(31)FISHERIES WORKERS

122  Fishermen and fisherwomen

123  Skippers, chief engineers and engineers of fishing boat

124  Seaweed and shell gatherers

125  Aquiculture workers

126  Other fisheries workers

H.WORKERS IN TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OCCUPATIONS

(32)WORKERS OPERATING LAND TRANSPORT

127  Electric and diesel engineers

128  Train drivers

(33)AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS

129  Automobile drivers

(34)WORKERS OPERATING MARINE AND AIR TRANSPORT

130  Ship captains and navigators (except fishing boats) and pilots

131  Chief ship engineers and ship engineers (except fishing boats)

132  Pilots, aircraft navigators and engineers

(35)OTHER WORKERS OPERATING TRANSPORT

133  Conductors

134  Railroad - transportation - related workers

135  Deckhands

136  Engine-cleaners

137  Workers operating other transport not elsewhere classified

(36)COMMUNICATION WORKERS

138  Radiotelegraphists

139  Wiretelegraphists

140  Telephone operators

141  Mail and telegram deliverers

142  Other communication workers

I.PRODUCTION PROCESS WORKERS AND LABOURERS

I-1MANUFACTURERS

(37)METAL MATERIAL WORKERS

143  Iron and steel furnace operators and pourers

144  Nonferrous metal smelters and pourers

145  Molders

146  Forgers and hammersmiths

147  Tempering workers

148  Metal rollingmill operators

149  Wire drawing machine operators

150  Other metal material workers

(38)CHEMICAL PRODUCTS WORKERS

151  Chemical operatives

152  Oil and fat processing workers

153  Other chemical products workers

(39)CERAMIC, CLAY AND STONE PRODUCTS WORKERS

154  Ceramic raw material workers

155  Glass formers

156  Brick, tile and earthen pipe makers

157  Potters

158  Ceramic decorators

159  Cement workers

160  Cement products makers

161  Stone cutters

162  Other ceramic, clay and stone products workers

(40)METAL PROCESSING WORKERS

163  Metal cutting machine operators

164  Metal press machine operators

165  Welders and framecutters

166  Boiler makers and riveters

167  Tinsmiths, coppersmiths and sheet metal workers

168  Metal engravers

169  Galvanizers

170  Other metal processing workers

(41)GENERAL MACHINE ASSEMBLING AND REPAIRING WORKERS

171  General machine assemblers

172  General machine repairers

(42)ELECTRIC MACHINE ASSEMBLING AND REPAIRING WORKERS

173  Electric machine assemblers

174  Electric machine repairers

175  Electric lamp and electronic tube assemblers

176  Electric wire and cable makers

177  Semi-conductor products makers

178  Other electric machine assembling and repairing workers

(43)TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLING AND REPAIRING WORKERS

179  Automobile assemblers

180  Automobile repairers

181  Aircraft assemblers and repairers

182  Railway car assemblers and repairers

183  Bicycle assemblers and repairers

184  Ship assemblers and repairers not elsewhere classified

185  Other transportation equipment assembling and repairing workers

(44)MEASURING AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLING AND REPAIRING WORKERS

186  Measuring instrument assemblers and adjusters

187  Lens grinders and adjusters

188  Optical instrument assemblers and repairers

189  Meter assemblers and adjusters

190  Other measuring and optical instrument assembling and repairing workers

(45)FOOD MANUFACTURING WORKERS

191  Grain polishers and millers

192  Sugar makers

193  Miso makers and soy makers

194  Oil and fat of animals or plants makers

195  Macaroni and other noodle makers

196  Bakers and confectioners

197  Tofu (bean-curds), paste of arum root and other allied products makers

198  Canned and bottled food makers

199  Dairy products makers

200  Aquatic products processing workers

201  Other food manufacturing makers

(46)BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURING WORKERS

202  Tea processing workers

203  Sake, beer and other alcoholic beverage makers

204  Non-alcoholic beverage makers

205  Tobacco workers

206  Other beverage and tobacco manufacturing workers

(47)TEXTILE WORKERS

207  Spinners

208  Doublers and thread and yarn twister

209  Loom preparers

210  Weavers

211  Textile and yarn washers and bleachers

212  Textile dyers

213  Knitters

214  Net and rope makers (except metal and straw)

215  Other textile workers

(48)CLOTHING AND TEXTILE PRODUCTS WORKERS

216  Dress makers for ladies and children

217  Tailors

218  Kimono makers

219  Embroiderers

220  Sewing machinists

221  Cutters

222  Other clothing, textile products workers

(49)WOOD, BAMBOO, GRASS AND VINE PRODUCTS WORKERS

223  Sawers

224  Chippers

225  Veneer makers

226  Wood workers

227  Wooden furniture makers and related workers

228  Ship carpenters

229  Bamboo products makers

230  Grass and vine products makers

231  Other wood, bamboo, grass and vine products workers

(50)PULP, PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS WORKERS

232  Pulp makers and paper makers

233  Paper millers

234  Paper container makers

235  Paper products workers

236  Other pulp, paper and paper products workers

(51)PRINTING AND BOOK-BINDING WORKERS

237  Type-setters

238  General stereotypers

239  Printers

240  Book-binders

241  Other printing and book-binding workers

(52)RUBBER AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS WORKERS

242  Rubber makers

243  Rubber products formers

244  Plastic products formers and finishers

245  Other rubber and plastic products workers

(53)LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS WORKERS

246  Leather tanners

247  Shoemakers and shoe repairers

248  Other leather and leather products makers

(54)OTHER MANUFACTURERS

249  Luggage and handbag makers

250  Toy makers

251  Japanese lantern and fan makers

252  Lacquerers

253  Jewelers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, shell, horn and tusk makers

254  Stamp engravers

255  Upholsterers

256  Paperhangers

257  Painters

258  Photographic workers

259  Drawers

260  Loftsmen

261  Package wrappers

262  Other manufacturers not elsewhere classified

I-2STATIONARY ENGINE AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY OPERATORS AND ELECTRICAL WORKERS

(55)STATIONARY ENGINE, MACHINERY AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY OPERATORS

263  Boiler operators

264  Crane and winch operators

265  Construction machinery operators

266  Other stationary engine, machinery and construction machinery operators

(56)ELECTRICAL WORKERS

267  Electric power station and substation operators

268  Line builders

269  Telecommunication facility builders

270  Electrical equipment fitters

271  Other electrical workers

I-3MINING AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND LABOURERS

(57)MINING WORKERS

272  Metal ore diggers

273  Quarriers

274  Sand, gravel and clay collectors

275  Other mining workers

(58)CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

276  House carpenters

277  Construction assistants (Tobishoku)

278  Brick layers and tile setters

279  Roofers 280Plasterers

281  Pipe fitters

282  Tatami installers

283  Construction labourers

284  Trackmen and Trackwomen

285  Other construction workers

(59)CARRYING LABOURERS

286  Ship stevedores

287  Land stevedores

288  Warehouse labourers

289  Deliverers

290  Packers and wrappers

(60)OTHER LABOURERS

291  Sweepers and garbage collectors

292  Labourers not elsewhere classified

J.WORKERS NOT CLASSIFIABLE BY OCCUPATION

(61)WORKERS NOT CLASSIFIABLE BY OCCUPATION

293  Workers not classifiable by occupation

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