The survey frame identifies the statistical units of the population being observed, measured by a survey. It serves as a base for sampling, data collection and statistical processing, therefore the specification and composition of the survey frame is one of the most important parts of the design, build and data collection phases of the business process of surveys.
Statistical registers are also crucial for the whole process as they record the statistical units and a wide range of their variables are used for the creation of survey frames. Their actuality and quality have great influences on the quality of the survey and the statistical products.
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