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    Elementary occupations consist of simple and routine tasks which mainly require the use of hand-held tools and often some physical effort.

    Most occupations in this major group require skills at the first ISCO skill level.

    Tasks performed by workers in elementary occupations usually include: selling goods in streets and public places, or from door to door; providing various street services; cleaning, washing, pressing; taking care of apartment houses, hotels, offices and other buildings; washing windows and other glass surfaces of buildings; delivering messages or goods; carrying luggage; doorkeeping and property watching; stocking vending machines or reading and emptying meters; collecting garbage; sweeping streets and similar places; performing various simple farming, fishing, hunting or trapping tasks performing simple tasks connected with mining, construction and manufacturing including product-sorting and simple hand-assembling of components; packing by hand; freight handling; pedalling or hand-guiding vehicles to transport passengers and goods; driving animal-drawn vehicles or machinery.

    Supervision of other workers may be included.

    Occupations in this major group are classified into the following sub-major groups:

    91 Sales and services elementary occupations

    92 Agricultural, fishery and related labourers

    93 Labourers in mining, construction, manufacturing and transport

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.