ISCO 08 Code 4132      Data entry clerks

Lead Statement

Data entry clerks enter coded, statistical, financial and other numerical data into electronic equipment, computerized databases, spreadsheets or other data repositories using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools. They enter data into mechanical and electronic devices to perform mathematical calculations.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • receiving and registering invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture;
  • entering numerical data, codes and text from source material into computer-compatible storage and processing devices;
  • verifying accuracy and completeness of data and correcting entered data, if needed;
  • operating bookkeeping and calculating machines;
  • Importing and exporting data between different database systems and softwares.

Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Data entry operator
  • Data  input clerk  
  • Payment entry clerk


(NCvB; Mei 2010)