Presentation on theme: "DATA FROM ADMINISTRATIVE SOURCES"— Presentation transcript:
1 DATA FROM ADMINISTRATIVE SOURCES Juraj Riecan Director, UN-ESCWA Statistics Division
2 Registers used in statistics Administrative registersTransformationStatistical registersDesigned for administrative useDesigned for statistical useAvailable, ready for useMaintained by the statistical officeNot adjusted to statistical needsFollowing statistical concepts, classifications,...Data sourceSampling frame, statistical units, editing,...
3 Examples of statistical registers Business registerPopulation registerRegister of statistical unitsRegister of buildings, dwellingsRegister of enumeration districts
4 Administrative registers Business registers (legal units)Economic statisticsAgricultural registers / farms registers,...Licenses to individual entrepreneursTax and inland revenue registersCustoms and excise registersPension, social fundsIndustrial chambersPrivate / enterprise accounting records, etc.
5 Administrative registers Civil registrationSocial and demographic statisticsPopulation registers, residence registersEmployment office registers – jobseekersSocial and health insurance registersAlien registration, work permitsEducation system recordsHealth care system registersJustice registersBuilding registersMunicipalities
8 When to use registers Push factors Pull factors Example: Public perception of the reporting burdenWell organized registersGood coverageLegislative obligation to use registersCooperative attitudeCosts-benefits: available budgetStatistical concepts reflectedExample:XBRL accounting language used by enterprises
9 To take into consideration Dissuasive factorsIssuesLack of a cooperative willDifferences in conceptsBad quality of data in registersComparability over timeTechnical obstaclesUpdating, Coverage, QualityConfidentiality concernsMetadataExamples:Admin units ≠ Statistical unitsHouseholds ≠ DwellingsRegistered unemployment ≠ Survey unemployment
10 Confidentiality concerns “Big Brother” public perception=> One way data retrieval onlySecrecy imposed by holders of registersLinking sources increases disclosure risk
11 Conclusions Registers may be useful, but probably not the only source Consider developing statistical registerse.g. statistical business registerAnalyse your needs, do not copy othersCombine sources – administrative registers and statistical surveys
12 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
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