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5216.0.55.002 - Information Paper: Quality Dimensions of the Australian National Accounts, 2007  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2007  First Issue
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Contents >> Accuracy of the National Accounts >> Factors affecting accuracy

FACTORS AFFECTING ACCURACY

The range of factors that can influence the accuracy of the national accounts, include:

  • coverage deficiencies
  • input data errors, which include sample error and error due to the inability of data providers to report on the correct basis, mistakes in the reporting of data and error due to non-response
  • error introduced during the processing of data
  • methodological deficiencies
  • output error due to inadequate editing and data confrontation.

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