CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database

 

Term
Administrative source
Term extension
Statistical concept
Definition
A data holding containing information collected and maintained for the purpose of implementing one or more administrative regulations.
Context
A wider definition of administrative sources is used in the Eurostat "Business Registers Recommendations Manual": a data holding containing information which is not primarily collected for statistical purposes.

The organisational unit responsible for maintaining one or more administrative sources is known as an administrative organisation.
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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  • Administrative dataset
  • Business statistics View
  • Administrative data provider
  • Business statistics View
  • Administrative data holder
  • Business statistics View
  • Administrative data
  • Statistical concept View
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  • Statistical concept View
    Statistical theme(s)
  • Metadata
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