This dimension provides information that will help you to determine if the data is current enough for your purpose, or if it relates to the period of interest. This is done through imparting information about the reference period of the collection, and the date on which information becomes available.
This dimension may impact on whether you use the data because:
- you require annual data, but the data presented is only collected every two years,
- you require data for a particular period to compare with other data,
- the data is not recent enough for your purposes.