What is an ANZSIC Code? ​

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The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) has been developed for use in both countries for the production and analysis of industry statistics. It replaces the Australian Standard Industrial Classification (ASIC) and the New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (NZSIC) which have been in use for many years.  The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) has been jointly developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Statistics New Zealand (Statistics NZ).

An individual business entity is assigned to an industry based on its predominant activity. The term business entity is used in its widest sense to include any organization undertaking productive activities, including companies, non-profit organizations, government departments and enterprises.

How to Read an ANZSIC Code?

The ANZSIC is a hierarchical classification with four levels, namely Divisions (the broadest level), Subdivisions, Groups and Classes (the finest level). At the Divisional level, the main purpose is to provide a limited number of categories which provide a broad overall picture of the economy and are suitable for the publication of summary tables in official statistics. The Subdivision, Group and Class levels provide increasingly detailed dissections of these categories for the compilation of more specific and detailed statistics.






Food Product Manufacturing



Meat and Meat Product Manufacturing



Meat Processing


Prior to the development of ANZSIC 1993, separate national industrial classifications were used in Australia and New Zealand.

During the late 1960s, the then Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics drew together the several distinct classifications then in use in Australia to produce the first Australian Standard Industrial Classification (ASIC). The original 1969 edition of the ASIC was based at the broader levels on the ISIC, with some modifications to allow for comparability with previously used classifications. Revised editions of the classification were released by the ABS in 1978 and 1983.

The first New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (NZSIC) was issued in 1970. It replaced a modified form of the original 1948 edition of the ISIC, which had been used by Statistics NZ from 1948. A second edition of the NZSIC was produced in 1975, with more detail in some areas, and a third edition was produced in 1987.

The possibility of Australia and New Zealand using a common industrial classification was first raised in 1990 while the ASIC review was continuing. The first edition of the joint classification (ANZSIC) was released by the two agencies in 1993.

ANZSIC 2006 has been developed to provide a more contemporary industrial classification system. Changes in the structure and composition of the economy, changing user requirements and comparability with international standards have been taken into account. This 2006 edition of the ANZSIC replaces the 1993 edition.


ANZSIC Code History Timeline

ANZSIC Division & Subdivision Codes & Titles

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing



03Forestry and Logging

04Fishing, Hunting and Trapping

05Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Support Services

06Coal Mining

07Oil and Gas Extraction

08Metal Ore Mining

09Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

10Exploration and Other Mining Support Services

11Food Product Manufacturing

12Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

13Textile, Leather, Clothing and Footwear Manufacturing

14Wood Product Manufacturing

15Pulp, Paper and Converted Paper Product Manufacturing

16Printing (including the Reproduction of Recorded Media)

17Petroleum and Coal Product Manufacturing

18Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing

19Polymer Product and Rubber Product Manufacturing

20Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

21Primary Metal and Metal Product Manufacturing

22Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

23Transport Equipment Manufacturing

24Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing

25Furniture and Other Manufacturing
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

26Electricity Supply

27Gas Supply

28Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Services

29Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal Services

30Building Construction

31Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

32Construction Services
Wholesale Trade

33Basic Material Wholesaling

34Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling

35Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling

36Grocery, Liquor and Tobacco Product Wholesaling

37Other Goods Wholesaling

38Commission-Based Wholesaling
Retail Trade

39Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Retailing

40Fuel Retailing

41Food Retailing

42Other Store-Based Retailing

43Non-Store Retailing and Retail Commission-Based Buying and/or Selling
Accomodation and Food Services


45Food and Beverage Services
Transport, Postal and Warehousing

46Road Transport

47Rail Transport

48Water Transport

49Air and Space Transport

50Other Transport

51Postal and Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services

52Transport Support Services

53Warehousing and Storage Services
Information Media and Telecommunications

54Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing)

55Motion Picture and Sound Recording Activities

56Broadcasting (except Internet)

57Internet Publishing and Broadcasting

58Telecommunications Services

59Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals and Data Processing

60Library and Other Information Services
Financial and Insurance Services


63Insurance and Superannuation Funds

64Auxiliary Finance and Insurance Services
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

66Rental and Hiring Services (except Real Estate)

67Property Operators and Real Estate Services
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

69Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services)

70Computer System Design and Related Services
Administrative and Support Services

72Administrative Services

73Building Cleaning, Pest Control and Other Support Services
Public Administration and Safety

75Public Administration


77Public Order, Safety and Regulatory Services
Education and Training

80Preschool and School Education

81Tertiary Education

82Adult, Community and Other Education
Health Care and Social Assistance


85Medical and Other Health Care Services

86Residential Care Services

87Social Assistance Services
Arts and Recreation Services

89Heritage Activities

90Creative and Performing Arts Activities

91Sports and Recreation Activities

92Gambling Activities
Other Services

94Repair and Maintenance

95Personal and Other Services

96Private Households Employing Staff and Undifferentiated Goods- and Service-Producing Activities of Households for Own Use

What are ANZSIC Codes used for?

As well as being the standard industrial classification that underpins ABS and Statistics NZ industry statistics, the ANZSIC is widely used by government agencies, industry organizations and researchers for various administrative, regulatory, taxation and research purposes throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Use of the ANZSIC results in improved comparability of industry statistics produced by the two countries

  • ANZSIC is widely used by government agencies, industry organizations and researchers for various administrative, regulatory, taxation and research purposes throughout Australia and New Zealand

Why are ANZSIC Codes important?

  • The ANZSIC provides a basis for the standardized collection, analysis and dissemination of economic data on an industry basis for Australia and New Zealand

  • It is the standard industrial classification that underpins ABS and Statistics NZ industry statistics

Relationship with ISIC

The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), has been used as the international standard for reference purposes. This will lead to significant improvements in the comparability of industry statistics internationally.

Australia and New Zealand have for many years endeavored to align their industrial classifications with the ISIC as far as possible. However, the degree of alignment able to be achieved is sometimes adversely affected by competing classification principles e.g. a different organization or structure of Australian or New Zealand industry, or a lack of significance of some internationally recognized economic activities in the two economies.