Definition: Administrative units

Business statistics

With reference to the use of administrative data for statistical purposes, the units for which administrative data are recorded. These units may or may not be the same as those required for the statistical output (which are referred to as statistical units).
European Statistical System (ESS), "Admin Data Glossary. Definitions adopted for certain terms related to the use of administrative data for producing business statistics", ESSnet Admin Data (Overview of MSs’ Existing Practices in the Uses of Administrative Data for Business Statistics), Deliverable 1.1, 2013

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