What is an ANZSIC Code?

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 Division & Subdivision Codes & Titles

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

01 Agriculture

02 Aquaculture

03 Forestry and Logging

04 Fishing, Hunting and Trapping

05 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Support Services

06 Coal Mining

07 Oil and Gas Extraction

08 Metal Ore Mining

09 Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

10 Exploration and Other Mining Support Services

11 Food Product Manufacturing

12 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

13 Textile, Leather, Clothing and Footwear Manufacturing

14 Wood Product Manufacturing

15 Pulp, Paper and Converted Paper Product Manufacturing

16 Printing (including the Reproduction of Recorded Media)

17 Petroleum and Coal Product Manufacturing

18 Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing

19 Polymer Product and Rubber Product Manufacturing

20 Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

21 Primary Metal and Metal Product Manufacturing

22 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

23 Transport Equipment Manufacturing

24 Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing

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

26 Electricity Supply

27 Gas Supply

28 Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Services

29 Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal Services

30 Building Construction

31 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

32 Construction Services
Wholesale Trade

33 Basic Material Wholesaling

34 Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling

35 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling

36 Grocery, Liquor and Tobacco Product Wholesaling

37 Other Goods Wholesaling

38 Commission-Based Wholesaling
Retail Trade

39 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Retailing

40 Fuel Retailing

41 Food Retailing

42 Other Store-Based Retailing

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

44 Accommodation

45 Food and Beverage Services
Transport, Postal and Warehousing

46 Road Transport

47 Rail Transport

48 Water Transport

49 Air and Space Transport

50 Other Transport

51 Postal and Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services

52 Transport Support Services

53 Warehousing and Storage Services
Information Media and Telecommunications

54 Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing)

55 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Activities

56 Broadcasting (except Internet)

57 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting

58 Telecommunications Services

59 Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals and Data Processing

60 Library and Other Information Services
Financial and Insurance Services

62 Finance

63 Insurance and Superannuation Funds

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

66 Rental and Hiring Services (except Real Estate)

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

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

70 Computer System Design and Related Services
Administrative and Support Services

72 Administrative Services

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

75 Public Administration

76 Defence

77 Public Order, Safety and Regulatory Services
Education and Training

80 Preschool and School Education

81 Tertiary Education

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

84 Hospitals

85 Medical and Other Health Care Services

86 Residential Care Services

87 Social Assistance Services
Arts and Recreation Services

89 Heritage Activities

90 Creative and Performing Arts Activities

91 Sports and Recreation Activities

92 Gambling Activities
Other Services

94 Repair and Maintenance

95 Personal and Other Services

96 Private 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.