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1 Juraj Riecan Director, UN-ESCWA Statistics Division

2 Administrative registers Statistical registers Transformation Available, ready for use Designed for administrative use Not adjusted to statistical needs Designed for statistical use Maintained by the statistical office Following statistical concepts, classifications,... Data source Sampling frame, statistical units, editing,...

3 Business register Population register Register of statistical units Register of buildings, dwellings Register of enumeration districts

4 Economic statistics Agricultural registers / farms registers,... Business registers (legal units) Tax and inland revenue registers Pension, social funds Industrial chambers Private / enterprise accounting records, etc. Licenses to individual entrepreneurs Customs and excise registers

5 Social and demographic statistics Population registers, residence registers Civil registration Social and health insurance registers Education system records Building registers Health care system registers Employment office registers – jobseekers Alien registration, work permits Justice registers Municipalities

6 Transformation Statistical data Statistical registers Statistical surveys Administrative registers

7 Identifiers Personal ID numbers Business identity numbers Indirect identifiers Name, fathers name, birth date, address,… Company name, branch, address, owner,… Statistical matching Looking for near records Discrimination analysis,…

8 Push factors Pull factors Public perception of the reporting burden Legislative obligation to use registers Well organized registers Costs-benefits: available budget Good coverage Cooperative attitude Statistical concepts reflected Example: XBRL accounting language used by enterprises

9 Dissuasive factorsIssues Lack of a cooperative will Bad quality of data in registers Differences in concepts Confidentiality concerns Comparability over time Updating, Coverage, QualityTechnical obstacles Metadata Examples: Admin units Statistical units Households Dwellings Registered unemployment Survey unemployment

10 Big Brother public perception => One way data retrieval only Secrecy imposed by holders of registers Linking sources increases disclosure risk

11 Registers may be useful, but probably not the only source Consider developing statistical registers e.g. statistical business register Analyse your needs, do not copy others Combine sources – administrative registers and statistical surveys


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