The collection of data on occupations of persons employed by enterprises is an annual inquiry concerning the occupations of employees working for enterprises.Occupation is one of the key items of information describing the population and comprehensive data on the occupations of the employed labour force are needed annually for e.g. planning of education and labour policy planning, and as basic data for many types of surveys and studies.To lower the response burden on enterprises and to reduce costs to the society, the data on occupations are drawn from administrative registers whenever possible. However, such data cannot be derived from registers for some employees in the private sector, so they are collected with this inquiry.
The data providers for the inquiry on occupations are the unorganised enterprises employing more than 3.5 persons which are not included in the sample of Statistics Finland's wage and salary statistics.
Data collected for statistical purposes must be kept confidential by law. Statistics Finland may release data only for scientific research and statistical surveys in a form from which individual level data cannot be identified. Unit level data on enterprises may only be handled at Statistics Finland by persons involved in the production of statistics. The data are protected against improper use in accordance with the data protection regulations of Statistics Finland.
Last updated 22.5.2013