DIVISIONS,DIVISIONS AND MAJOR GROUPS 1.1.
List of major divisions, divisions and major groups
||Title of category
||MAJOR DIVISION 1: AGRICULTURE,
HUNTING, FORESTRY AND FISHING
||Agriculture, hunting and related
||Growing of crops; market gardening;
||Farming of animals
||Growing of crops combined with farming
of animals (mixed farming)
||Agricultural and animal husbandry
services, except veterinary activities
||Hunting; trapping and game propagation,
including related services
||Production of organic fertilizer
||Forestry, logging and related services
||Forestry and related services
||Logging and related services
||Fishing, operation of fish hatcheries
and fish farms
||Ocean and coastal fishing
||Fish hatcheries and fish farms
THE DETAILED CLASSIFICATION
The italic headings indicate a logical grouping normally on a level
between that of the Division and the Major group and which does not have
a code but corresponds to "Division" in the ISIC. In cases where
these groupings correspond with major groups, the major group heading
is also in italics.
MAJOR DIVISION 1: AGRICULTURE, HUNTING, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Title of category
|AGRICULTURE, HUNTING AND RELATED SERVICES
|AGRICULTURE, HUNTING AND RELATED SERVICES (111, 112, 113,
114 AND 115)
|GROWING OF CROPS; MARKET GARDENING; HORTICULTURE
|Growing of cereals and other crops n.e.c.
|Growing of vegetables, horticultural specialities and nursery
|Growing of fruit, nuts, beverage and spice crops
|FARMING OF ANIMALS
|Farming of cattle, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules and
|Other animal farming; production of animal products n.e.c.
|GROWING OF CROPS COMBINED WITH FARMING OF ANIMALS (MIXED FARMING)
|AGRICULTURAL AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY SERVICES, EXCEPT VETERINARY ACTIVITIES
|HUNTING, TRAPPING AND GAME PROPAGATION, INCLUDING RELATED SERVICES
|Hunting and trapping, including related services
|PRODUCTION OF ORGANIC FERTILIZER
|FORESTRY, LOGGING AND RELATED SERVICES
|FORESTRY, LOGGING AND RELATED SERVICES (121 AND 122)
|FORESTRY AND RELATED SERVICES
|LOGGING AND RELATED SERVICES
|FISHING, OPERATION OF FISH HATCHERIES AND FISH FARMS
|FISHING, OPERATION OF FISH HATCHERIES AND FISH FARMS (131
|OCEAN AND COASTAL FISHING
|FISH HATCHERIES AND FISH FARMS
1.3. DESCRIPTIONS OF INDUSTRIES
MAJOR DIVISION 1: AGRICULTURE,
HUNTING, FORESTRY AND FISHING
In this division, establishments which are primarily engaged in farming
activities are classified, such as the growing of field crops, the
raising of livestock and the production of milk, wool and eggs. Establishments
rendering agricultural services such as harvesting, baling, threshing
and spraying are also classified under this major division. Also included
are establishments engaged in commercial hunting and game propagation
and forestry, logging and fishing.
DIVISION 11: AGRICULTURE, HUNTING AND RELATED SERVICES
Growing of crops; market gardening;
Growing of cereals and other
This group includes the growing of temporary and permanent crops:
The growing of cereal grains such as rice, wheat and maize (except
sweetcorn); cassava, sugar beet, sugar cane or grain sorghum.
The growing of tobacco, including its preliminary processing.
The growing of oil seeds or oleaginous fruit and nuts, including
sunflower seeds, peanuts or soya beans.
The production of seeds of a kind used for sowing and of sugar beet
and forage plants (including grasses).
The growing of hop cones, chicory roots or roots and tubers with
a high starch or inulin content.
The growing of cotton or other vegetable textile materials and the
retting of plants containing vegetable textile fibres (jute, flax,
coir), the growing of plant materials for plaiting, padding or stuffing
or for brushes or brooms.
The growing of rubber trees, the harvesting of latex and treatment
on the plantation of the liquid latex for the purposes of transport
The production of dried leguminous vegetables such as peas and beans.
The growing of plant materials used chiefly in pharmacy or for insecticidal,
fungicidal or similar purposes.
The growing of crops not elsewhere classified.
The growing of the following crops is classified under group 1112
(Growing of vegetables, horticultural specialities and nursery products):
Vegetables or melons, horticultural specialities, flowers or the production
of seeds for sowing plants valued chiefly for flowers or vegetables.
The growing of the following is classified under group 1113: Fruit,
nuts, beverage and spice crops.
The gathering of forest products and other wild growing materials,
such as cork, resins and balsams, is classified under major group
121 (Forestry and related services).
Growing of vegetables, horticultural
specialities and nursery products
This group includes the growing of the following crops, in the open
or under cover:
The growing of vegetables, melons or watermelons including sweetcorn,
potatoes and sweet potatoes, the growing or gathering of mushrooms
or truffles, olives, capers, marrows, pumpkins, fruits of the genus
capsicum or pimenta or fennel, parsley, chervil, tarragon,
cress or sweet marjoram.
The growing of fruit-bearing vegetables, e.g. cucumbers, tomatoes,
The growing of flowers or flower buds.
The growing or production of horticultural specialities, including
seeds for flowers, fruit or vegetables; unrooted cuttings or slips;
bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns or rhizomes.
Growing of seedlings.
The growing of living plants for planting or ornamental purposes.
The growing of the following is classified under group 1111 (Growing
of cereals and other crops n.e.c.):
Grains, oleaginous crops; vegetable textile materials; tobacco; chicory
roots, roots and tubers with a high starch or inulin content; sugar
beet, forage crops or grasses.
The growing of the following crops is classified under group 1113
(Growing of fruit, nuts, beverage and spice crops): Fruit, nuts or
spice crops; coffee, cocoa beans, tea or maté.
Except as otherwise specified, the gathering of wild materials is
classified under major group 12 (Forestry, logging and related services).
The operation of tree nurseries is also classified under major group
Nurseries mainly engaged in trading are classified under subgroup
62399 (Retail trade by other specialised stores).
Growing of fruit, nuts, beverage
and spice crops
This group includes the growing of fruit: Citrus; subtropical fruit
and soft fruit such as apples, pears, peaches and grapes; small fruit
such as berries; other fruit such as avocados, grapes, guavas, dates
The drying of fruit undertaken in conjunction with the growing thereof,
The manufacture of wine when done at the same location as where the
grapes are grown is included.
The growing of edible nuts, including coconuts.
The growing of beverage crops such as coffee of cocoa beans; tea
or maté leaves.
The drying and packing of tea undertaken in conjunction with the
growing thereof, is included.
The growing of spice crops, including spice leaves (e.g. bay, thyme,
basil); spice seeds (e.g. anise, coriander, cumin); spice flowers
(e.g. cinnamon); spice fruit (e.g. cloves); or other spices (e.g.
The growing of nuts used mainly for oil extraction, is classified
under group 1111 (Growing of cereals and other crops n.e.c.).
The growing of hop cone and chicory root is also classified under
The growing of fruit-bearing vegetables is classified under group
1112 (Growing of vegetables, horticultural specialities and nursery
The growing of fresh "peppers" and certain vegetables such
as parsley and tarragon, is also classified under group 1112.
The process of preparing crops for the market on a fee or contract
basis is classified under group 1140 (Agricultural and animal husbandry
services, except veterinary activities).
Except as otherwise specified, the gathering of wild fruit, nuts
and flowers is classified under group 1210 (Forestry and related services).
The manufacture of cocoa is classified under group 3043 (Manufacture
of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery).
The processing of coffee or tea leaves and the manufacture of spices
are classified under group 3049 (Manufacture of other food products
The manufacture of wines from grapes, not produced by the same unit
is classified under group 3051 (Distilling, rectifying and blending
of spirits; ethyl alcohol production from fermented materials; manufacture
Farming of animals
Farming of cattle, sheep, goats,
horses, asses, mules and hinnies; dairy farming
This group includes the farming of domestic animals such as beef
cattle, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies.
Stud-farming and the provision of feedlot services for such animals.
The production of raw milk and bovine semen.
The production of butter, cheese and other dairy products undertaken
in conjunction with farming activities, is included.
Sheep-shearing by the sheep owner.
Livestock speculators whose main income is derived from livestock
Animal boarding, care and breeding are classified under group 1140
(Agricultural and animal husbandry services, except veterinary activities).
Sheep-shearing on a fee or contract basis is also classified under
The operation of stockyards that provide pens, feed and selling areas
for livestock held temporarily, either pending sale or in transit
or from the market, is included under group 7413 (Other supporting
Pulled wool is a by-product of slaughterhouse operations, which are
classified under group 3011 (Production, processing and preserving
of meat and meat products).
The processing of milk outside the farm is classified under group
3020 (Manufacture of dairy products).
Other animal farming; production
of animal products n.e.c.
This group includes the raising of domesticated animals, other than
those of group 1121, e.g. swine and poultry.
The raising in captivity of semi-domesticated or wild animals including
birds, reptiles, insects, rabbits and mink.
The production of furskins, reptile or bird skins from ranching operation.
The breeding of dogs, cats, worms, land molluscs and frogs.
The production of live animal products such as eggs, honey and silkworm
The operation of poultry hatcheries.
The slaughtering of poultry undertaken in conjunction with farming
Game farming is classified under subgroup 11510 (Game propagation).
The production of hides and skins originating from (a) game propagation
and hunting and trapping is classified under group 1151 (Game propagation)
and group 1152 (Hunting and trapping, including related services),
respectively; (b) slaughterhouses is classified under group 3011 (Production,
processing and preserving of meat and meat products).
The operation of fish farms and fish hatcheries is classified under
1130 Growing of crops combined
with farming of animals (mixed farming)
This group includes crop growing in combination with the farming
of animals such as sheep or beef cattle at mixed activity units with
a specialisation ratio in either one of less than 66 per cent.
Mixed cropping or mixed livestock units are classified according
to their main activity.
1140 Agricultural and animal husbandry
services, except veterinary activities
This group includes specialised services on a fee or contract basis,
mostly performed on the farm.
Farming development and orchard and field preparation such as deforestation
and the fallowing of land.
Providing agricultural machinery with drivers and crew, activities
establishing a crop, promoting its growth or protecting it from disease
Harvesting and related activities such as the preparation of the
crop for primary markets by cleaning, trimming, grading, drying, decorticating,
retting, cooling or bulk packaging.
Cotton ginning. Transplantation of rice in rice fields.
Activities of farm labour contractors.
Landscape gardening and planning and design in connection with planting,
stocking, trimming, supervising, lawn and garden installation and
maintenance and tree surgeons activities (for the care of ornamental
trees and shrubs).
The operation of irrigation systems for agricultural purposes.
Pest destroying and spraying.
Animal boarding, care and breeding.
Activities to promote the propagation, growth and output of animals
and to obtain animal products.
Activities such as artificial insemination, herd testing, droving,
agistment, poultry caponising, coop cleaning, manure gathering, etc.
Also sheep-dipping and shearing, egg-cleaning and grading, animal
skinning and related activities. Activities carried on for special
farm operators such as reptile farms but excluding fish farms.
The provision of feedlot services is classified under major group
112 (Farming of animals).
Service activities to promote commercial hunting and trapping are
classified under major group 115 (Hunting, trapping and game propagation,
including related services).
The preparation of vegetables fibres for textile use is classified
under group 3111 (Preparation and spinning of textile fibres; weaving
The marketing activities of commission merchants and co-operative
associations are classified under division 61 (Wholesale trade and
commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motor cycles).
The erection of fences and windmills, the drilling of water boreholes
and the building of dams are classified under division 5 (Construction).
Activities of agronomists and agricultural economists are classified
under group 8814 (Business and management consultancy activities).
Landscape architecture is classified under group 8821 (Architectural
and engineering activities and related technical consultancy).
Veterinary activities are classified under subgroup 93200 (Veterinary
The renting of agricultural machinery and equipment without drivers
is included in group 8521 (Renting of agricultural machinery and equipment).
The transportation of farm products is classified under main group
7 (Transport, storage and communication).
The operation of horse-racing stables is classified under 9641 (Sporting
Pest control in households and commercial and industrial units are
classified under group 8893 (Building and industrial plant cleaning
The packing of agricultural products in retail packing on a fee or
contract basis is classified under subgroup 88950 (Packaging activities).
Agricultural and livestock research are classified under subgroup
87120 (Agricultural and livestock research).
Hunting, trapping and game propagation, including related services
This group includes game propagation and game farming.
Hunting and trapping, including
This group includes hunting and trapping on a commercial basis. The
taking of animals, dead or alive, for food, fur, skin, or for use
in research, in zoos or as pets. The catching of sea mammals, e.g.
walrusses and seals and the gathering of penguin eggs.
The production of furs and reptile or bird skins from hunting and
Services to promote commercial hunting and trapping.
The production of furs and reptile or bird skins from ranching operations
is classified under group 1122 (Other animal farming, production of
animal products n.e.c.).
The production of hides and skins from slaughterhouses is classified
under group 3011 (Production, processing and preserving of meat and
Service activities related to hunting practised for sport or recreation
are classified under subgroup 96410 (Sporting activities).
1160 Production of organic fertilizer
The manufacture of organic fertilizer such as compost.
DIVISION 12: FORESTRY, LOGGING AND RELATED SERVICES
Forestry and related services
The operation of timber plantations, including wattle plantations
and forest tree nurseries; the planting, replanting and conservation
of forests; the gathering of uncultivated materials, such as gums
and resins, wild rubber, saps, barks, herbs, wild fruits and flowers,
mosses, leaves, needles, reeds and roots; the concentrating and distilling
of sap; and charcoal burning when carried on in the forest.
Forestry services: Timber cruising, timber evaluation, firefighting
and forest management, including afforestation and reforestation.
The growing of trees for natural rubber latex is classified under
group 1111 (Growing of cereals and other crops n.e.c.).
The growing and gathering of mushrooms or truffles are classified
under group 1112 (Growing of vegetables, horticultural specialities
and nursery products).
Activities producing berries or edible nuts are classified under
group 1113 (Growing of fruit, nuts, beverage and spice crops).
Charcoal burning not carried out in the forest is classified under
subgroup 32109 (Other mill products including wattle bark grinding
Logging and related services
Logging camps, logging contractors and loggers primarily engaged
in cutting timber and in producing rough, round hewn, or riven forest
or wood raw materials.
Logging service activities: The transport of logs in association
with logging mainly within the forest.
Independent contractors who are engaged in trucking timber, but who
perform no cutting operations, are classified under subgroup 71239
(Other freight transport by road).
DIVISION 13: FISHING, OPERATION OF FISH HATCHERIES AND FISH FARMS
131 1310 Ocean and coastal
Commercial fishing in ocean, coastal or inland waters. Whaling. The
taking of marine or freshwater crustaceans and molluscs. The hunting
of aquatic animals, such as turtles, sea-squirts and other tunicates,
sea urchins or other echinoderms and other aquatic invertebrates.
The gathering of marine materials such as natural pearls, sponges,
coral and algae.
The processing of fish, crustaceans and molluscs aboard the fishing
Service activities related to marine and freshwater fisheries.
Frog farming is classified under group 1122 (Other animal farming;
production of animal products n.e.c.).
The processing of fish, crustaceans and molluscs not connected with
fishing, i.e. on vessels or in factories ashore, is classified under
group 3012 (Processing and preserving of fish and fish products).
The making and mending of nets is classified under subgroup 31230
(Manufacture of cordage, rope, twine and netting).
The repair of fishing boats is classified under subgroup 38410 (Building
and repairing of ships).
Service activities related to fishing practised for sport or recreation
are classified under subgroup 96490 (Other recreational activities).
Seal hunting is classified under group 1152 (Hunting and trapping
including related services).
1320 Fish hatcheries and fish farms
The operation of fish hatcheries producing oyster spat, mussel and
other mollusc seeds, lobsterlings, post-larvae shrimp and other crustacean
seeds and fish fry and fingerlings.
The growing of laver and other edible seaweeds.
Fish farming, the breeding, rearing and cultivation of oysters for
pearls or food.
Service activities to operators of fish hatcheries or fish farms.