1.7 What is our ANZSIC (industry) code?

Understand the ANZSIC system

The Australia and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) system:

  • classifies entities based on their main business activity 
  • helps collect and analyse industry statistics. 

The ANZSIC system has a four-level coding structure with increasing detail at each level:

  1. broad industry classification denoted by a letter (industry division) 
  2. two-digit code (industry subdivision)
  3. three-digit code (industry group) 
  4. four-digit code (industry class).

In your report, you will need to list the four-digit industry class code.

If your organisation works in multiple industries, you will need to use the ANZSIC code that best describes your main business activity. For example, if 60% of your employees work in one section of the organisation, the day-to-day duties of this section would be your main activity. This code:

  • informs which entities a corporate structure can report on together
  • helps our Competitor Analysis Benchmark Reports (CABR) accurately compare gender performance down to this level. 

CABRs will be more meaningful if entities in different ANZSIC subdivisions, groups or classes report separately.

Identify your industry class code

In your report, you will need to list the four-digit industry class code. The Australian Bureau of Statistics website can help you determine your correct industry classification.

Example: Using ANZSIC codes

Industry Division Code (Level 1)

Industry subdivision

Code
(Level 2)

Industry group

Code
(Level 3)

Industry
class

Code
(Level 4)

Mining

B

Exploration and Other Mining Support Services

10

Exploration

101

Petroleum Exploration

1011

Mining

B

Exploration and Other Mining Support Services

10

Exploration

101

Mineral Exploration

1012

Mining

B

Exploration and Other Mining Support Services

10

Other Mining Support Services

109

Other Mining Support Services

1090