THE STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK
Statistical frameworks align defined concepts with the information needs of users. This includes linking key concepts to information on how to measure these concepts. Statistical frameworks also include details on key data sources, relevant classifications, methods, variables and indicators. These features help identify important data gaps and areas of duplication.
Ideally, statistical frameworks should always be underpinned by a strong conceptual framework. Together, the combination of conceptual and statistical frameworks enhance understanding by relating statistics to underlying conceptual processes, and clearly explaining how each component relates to the bigger picture.
In addition to the conceptual framework, Frameworks for Australian Social Statistics includes a broad statistical framework, which features: