CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database

 

Term
Coverage
Term extension
Statistical concept
Definition
Definition of the population that statistics aim to cover.
Context
The term "coverage" encompasses the descriptions of key dimensions delimiting the statistics produced, e.g. geographical, institutional, product, economic sector, industry, occupation, transaction, etc., as well as relevant exceptions and exclusions.

The term Coverage describes the scope of the data compiled, rather than the characteristics of the survey.
Remark
Part of the Metadata Common Vocabulary (MCV), as published in SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines (COG), annex 4 "Metadata Common Vocabulary", in 2009 (http://www.sdmx.org). In February 2016 the Metadata Common Vocabulary was replaced by the SDMX Glossary 2016.
Source
SDMX Metadata Common Vocabulary 2009 (MCV 2009)
Hyperlink
http://sdmx.org/
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