The Occupational Employment Dataset (OED) is an online registry that collects the occupational and employment data of current workers in Singapore. All registered businesses are required to provide the latest occupational and employment details of all employees (Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Foreigners) under their payroll to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
The main information the OED intends to gather is:
- Main job title & duties/functions
- Employment Type (full time or part time)
- Hours worked & wages
- Work location & premise details
Why is the OED important?
It is important for MOM to compile comprehensive and updated occupational and employment data in order to effectively review and implement manpower policies that directly affect all businesses in Singapore. This data will provide us with valuable insights into employee movements, occupational trends, working hours and wages, which will aid MOM in shaping policies. Location data gathered through the OED can also be utilised in urban and transport planning, hence increasing efficiency and accessibility.
Sign up for the Automated Data Transfer (ADT) Service
The ADT service facilitates the collection of data for OED. Businesses that sign up for the ADT service can enable MOM to update their information in the OED on their behalf, thereby streamlining the submission process for their HR representatives. Please
click here to learn more.
Quarterly Labour Market Survey
The Labour Market Survey (LMS) gathers manpower-related data such as labour turnover, retrenchment, and job vacancies.
The retrenchment data is useful in the analysis of ailing industries or sectors amid re-structuring. Job vacancy data is used to identify and assess labour shortages, which in turn help us ascertain their causes in various industries and occupations. The gathered information can also be used to assist both employers and employees in making informed choices when hiring or seeking employment.
OED, LMS and all other establishment surveys are conducted under the Statistics Act (1973) which makes it mandatory for businesses to provide us with the necessary information. All information collected is protected and kept confidential under the Statistics Act (1973) and will be used for statistical purposes only. Results will only be released as an aggregate and will not contain any company-specific details.