Measuring the data

Finding out more about how the data are gathered and measured is an important task for a smaller group of our audience, namely technical users. Providing short and clear explanations of our methodology helps us establish trust and credibility in our statistics. 

In fewer than 200 words, provide explanations of the data used in your bulletin, covering the following:

  • where we get the data from
  • how we measure the data
  • time periods covered

See the October 2019 Labour market overview bulletin for an example.

If necessary, summarise past or planned revisions to the data, upcoming changes to this bulletin, or things that have changed since the last release. Use a subheading to direct users to this information. If it is not possible to provide enough detail about changes in this section, link to relevant articles.

For users who need more detail, include links to the Quality and Methodology Information (QMI) report and the user guide. 

When linking to the QMI, using the following standard text: 

“More quality and methodology information on strengths, limitations, appropriate uses, and how the data were created is available in the (name of release) QMI.”