Quality assessment for register-based statistics - Results for the Austrian census 2011

Asamer, Eva-Maria and Astleithner, Franz and Cetkovic, Predrag and Humer, Stefan and Lenk, Manuela and Moser, Mathias and Rechta, Henrik (2016) Quality assessment for register-based statistics - Results for the Austrian census 2011. Austrian Journal of Statistics, 45 (2). pp. 3-14. ISSN 1026597X

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In 2011, Statistics Austria carried out its first register-based census. Advantages of using administrative data for statistical purposes are, among others, a reduced burden for respondents and lower cost for the National Statistical Institutes (NSI). However, new challenges, like need for a new approach to the quality assessment of this kind of data arise. Therefore, Statistics Austria developed a comprehensive standardized framework to evaluate data quality for register-based statistics. In this paper, we present the basic concept of this quality framework and provide detailed results from the quality evaluation of the Austrian census of 2011. More specifically, we derive a quality measure for each census attribute from four complementary hyperdimensions. The first three of these hyperdimensions address the documentation of data, the usability of records and an external data validation. The fourth hyperdimension focuses on the quality of data imputations. The proposed framework combines these different quality-related information sources for each attribute to form an overall quality indicator. This procedure allows to track changes in quality during data processing and to compare the quality of different census generations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: administrative data / register-based census / quality assessment / Austrian Census 2011
Divisions: Forschungsinstitute > Verteilungsfragen
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 10:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 04:36
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/76254/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4917


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