4720.0 - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey: User Guide, 2014-15  
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SAMPLING ERROR

Sampling error occurs because only a small proportion of the total population is used to produce estimates that represent the whole population. Sampling error can be reliably measured as it is calculated based on the scientific methods used to design surveys.

Information about sampling error, including how to calculate various measures of sampling error, is provided in Reliability of estimates (Technical note), released with the 2014–15 NATSISS summary publication.


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