Definition: Statistical category

UN metadata terminology

(1) Fundamental form, defined by statistical methodology, to which a particular object of statistical observation may belong.

(2) Attribute which describes the basic subject-matter division of the statistical information system into homogeneous classes.
Source:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Terminology on Statistical Metadata", Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53, Geneva, 2000
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