Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics
Classification Guide for the Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics 2011
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The classification tables map each of the standard classifications presented in the Classification guide to the CFCS domains and sub-domains. Each of these classifications (NAICS, NAPCS, NOC-S, and CIP) is structured (see pages 20-24 for an explanation) with multiple levels of detail. As noted in the text of this guide, any individual code is used in its entirety only once in any table.
The first table for each classification (x.1) takes the classifications and maps them to the framework at the most detailed level. These "Detailed" tables can be very lengthy, however, and data are not always available at this level, depending on the source of the data. The main use for these tables is to identify where a detailed code is mapped. To meet the needs of users, the detailed tables have been supplemented by other versions of the tables that present the information in different ways.
A second table in each set (x.2) maps the classifications to the framework at a more aggregated level. For NAICS, this is at the "4-digit" Industry Group; for NAPCS, it is at the "6 digit" Output group; for NOC-S, it is at the Major Group level; and CIP is presented at the "2 digit" series level. These tables present what will usually be available from the data. However, many codes at this grouped or "aggregate" table level cannot be allocated by domain and/or sub-domain. In addition, it is not always clear what the more aggregated categories in the second tables include.
Therefore, for NAICS, NAPCS and CIP, we have provided a third version of the mapping. In these third tables (x.3), we have provided only as much detail as is required to distinguish sub-domains (where possible). This table is referred to as the "Overview" table in each grouping and presents a balance between providing sufficient detail to illustrate what may be included in the sub-domain (within the limitations of the classification) without bogging the user down in pages of detail. There is no Overview table for NOC-S since the detailed table is relatively short.
The Overview tables were created with the following principles:
- If many codes within one larger group are only coded to a single sub-domain, we provide only the highest level of aggregation within that sub-domain.
- If there is only a single code from an aggregate group mapped to one domain, we provide the detailed code as this provides the maximum amount of information.
- Where an aggregate group maps to multiple sub-domains, the information is provided at the highest level of aggregation within each sub-domain.
These Overview tables can be used in research to determine what level of classification detail is required to provide distinct measures by domain and sub-domain.
The tables use symbols to identify ancillary sub-domains and codes which map partially to sub-domains. These symbols are:
1 Denotes an ancillary sub-domain.
* Denotes a partial mapping between the code and the framework category. See section 5.2 for a full explanation of partial, multi-domain, and unallocated codes.
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