Answer the questions 29 to 35 if you are employed, if you are unemployed and have already worked (use as reference the last occupation held. If you are not in one of the previous situations, go to question 36.
29. What is your main occupation?
If you are engaged in more than one occupation, indicate the one which took up most of your time during the week of 14 - 20 March, or if the same amount of time was spent, indicate the one which generated more income.
Be clear and precise (avoid using "of the", "of", "and")
For example: instead of manager, teacher, textile employee or civil construction worker, be more precise and indicate shop manager, secondary education teacher, sewing-machine operator or brick-layer.
Commissioned armed forces officers
Non-commissioned armed forces officers
Armed forces occupations, other ranks
Legislators and senior officials
Managing directors and chief executives
Business services and administration managers
Sales, marketing and development managers
Production managers in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Manufacturing, mining, construction, and distribution managers
Information and communications technology service managers
Traditional and complementary medicine professionals
Other health professionals
University and higher education teachers
Vocational education teachers
Secondary education teachers
Primary school and early childhood teachers
Other teaching professionals
Sales, marketing and public relations professionals
Software and applications developers and analysts
Database and network professionals
Librarians, archivists and curators
Social and religious professionals
Authors, journalists and linguists
Creative and performing artists
Physical and engineering science technicians
Mining, manufacturing and construction supervisors
Process control technicians
Life science technicians and related associate professionals
Ship and aircraft controllers and technicians
Medical and pharmaceutical technicians
Nursing and midwifery associate professionals
Veterinary technicians and assistants
Other health associate professionals
Financial and mathematical associate professionals
Sales and purchasing agents and brokers
Business services agents
Administrative and specialised secretaries
Regulatory government associate professionals
Legal, social and religious associate professionals
Sports and fitness workers
Artistic, cultural and culinary associate professionals
Information and communications technology operations and user support technicians
Telecommunications and broadcasting technicians
General office clerks
Tellers, money collectors and related clerks
Client information workers
Material-recording and transport clerks
Other clerical support workers
Travel attendants, conductors and guides
Waiters and bartenders
Hairdressers, beauticians and related workers
Building and housekeeping supervisors
Other personal services workers
Street and market salespersons
Cashiers and ticket clerks
Other sales workers
Child care workers and teachers' aides
Personal care workers in health services
Protective services workers
Market gardeners and crop growers
Mixed crop and animal producers
Forestry and related workers
Fishery workers, hunters and trappers
Subsistence crop farmers
Subsistence livestock farmers
Subsistence mixed crop and livestock farmers
Subsistence fishers, hunters, trappers and gatherers
Building frame and related trades workers
Building finishers and related trades workers
Painters, building structure cleaners and related trades workers
Sheet and structural metal workers, moulders and welders, and related workers
Blacksmiths, toolmakers and related trades workers
Machinery mechanics and repairers
Printing trades workers
Electrical equipment installers and repairers
Electronics and telecommunications installers and repairers
Food processing and related trades workers
Wood treaters, cabinet-makers and related trades workers
Garment and related trades workers
Other craft and related workers
Mining and mineral processing plant operators
Metal processing and finishing plant operators
Chemical and photographic products plant and machine operators
Rubber, plastic and paper products machine operators
Textile, fur and leather products machine operators
Food and related products machine operators
Wood processing and papermaking plant operators
Other stationary plant and machine operators
Locomotive engine drivers and related workers
Car, van and motorcycle drivers
Heavy truck and bus drivers
Mobile plant operators
Ships' deck crews and related workers
Domestic, hotel and office cleaners and helpers
Vehicle, window, laundry and other hand cleaning workers
Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers
Mining and construction labourers
Transport and storage labourers
Food preparation assistants
Street vendors (excluding food)
Other elementary workers
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Questions 29-35 must be answer with reference to the same job
Question 29- What is your main occupation?
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Occupation is the profession or type of work, paid or not, that corresponds to a particular title or professional degree, constituted by a group of tasks that make up the work toward the same goal and that require similar knowledge.
An occupation is a complex notion, in which you should consider the function or professional category inherent in the tasks that are performed in the respective occupation.
An occupation should be indicated in a clear and precise manner.
Examples: Painter, First grade teacher, an agricultural machine operator, paper maker, HVAC technician, etc.
Many times after obtaining an answer there remains a difficulty to clearly identify and classify (codify) the occupation. Sometimes the title used for the occupation can refer merely to the sector of activity or a professional task.
Public Servant- could include administrative assistant, technical director, janitor, etc.
Construction Worker- could be a carpenter, painter, bricklayer, scaffolding operator, mason, etc.
Textile Worker- could be a textile dyer, weaver, sewing machine operator, bobbin worker, etc.
If the person prefers more than one occupation you must indicate the one that took up most of his/her time during the census week, or if the same amount of time was spent indicate the one that generated more income.
If during this week the person performed an activity that was very different from his/her regular job (due to vacation, etc.), you must indicate his/her regular job.
If the person was unemployed and looking for work during the reference week you should respond according to the last occupation that the person had.
This variable indicates the main occupation of the person.