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Definition: Statistical unit (Tourism and the environment)


In environment statistics, the statistical unit is often best represented by a certain land or water area, the size of which may vary with the type of variable. For the purpose of environment management, it is preferable to use a small unit as the initial area of investigation (NUTS III or LOC).
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000, Appendix A, Classification and Glossary