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Statistics Sweden and the System of Official Statistics in Sweden. Inger Eklund Director, Statistics Sweden. Contents. Swedish national administration and the role of Statistics Sweden The System of Official Statistical Regulations and guidelines Outcome and factors of success.

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Statistics Sweden and the System of Official Statistics in Sweden

Inger Eklund

Director, Statistics Sweden

4th International Conference on Agruculture Statistics, Beijing, October 2007


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Contents Sweden

  • Swedish national administration and the role of Statistics Sweden

  • The System of Official Statistical

  • Regulations and guidelines

  • Outcome and factors of success

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Statistics Sweden’s place in the national administration Sweden

The Parliament

The Government

Ministry of Finance

Ministry

Ministry

Public

Authority

Public

Authority

Public

Authority

Statistics

Sweden

Public

Authority

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Role of public authorities in Sweden Sweden

  • In accordance with the Swedish Constitution, public authorities in Sweden have an independent role vis-à-vis the Government. The task of a public authority is to translate political decisions reached by the Parliament and the Government into practical action.

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The roles of Stat Sweden Sweden

Responsibility for

  • multi sectoral statistics

  • coordination of official statistics

  • international cooperation and reporting statistical data to international organisations

  • developing nomenclatures and classification standards for statistics

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The Statistical System I Sweden

  • A quite centralised system of official statistics before the mid ’90s

  • Decentralisation by the Statistics Reform in 1994

  • 25 responsible authorities

  • Statistics Sweden still central government authority for official statistics

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The Statistical System II Sweden

  • Evaluation in 1998 showed that the overall view of official statistics had worsened

  • Foundation of a Council for Official Statistics in 2002

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The Statistical System III Sweden

  • 22 subject matter areas

  • 321 statistical products (of which Stat Sweden is responsible for 119)

  • 70 % of the official statistics are presently produced by Statistics Sweden

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Responsibilities of other authorities within the system Sweden

  • Decides

    • budget for Official Statistics within their own appropriation

    • contents and scope of the statistics within its subject matter area

    • on new surveys and a closure of a survey

  • Responsible for quality and dissemination of the statistics

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The system includes... Sweden

  • Laws and other regulations

  • General recommendations

  • Statistics and metadata

  • Production systems

  • Guidelines

  • Tools and methods

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The system includes... Sweden

  • Statistical authorities

  • The Council for Official Statistics

  • Statistics Sweden as a co-ordinating body for Official Statistics

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The Council for Official Statistics Sweden

  • The members

    • are appointed by the Director General of Statistics Sweden after consultation with the agencies responsible for Official Statistics.

    • are appointed for three years.

  • Chaired by the Director general of Statistics Sweden

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The tasks of the Council Sweden

  • advisory body who deals with matters of principle concern as availability, quality, the usefulness of the official statistics and response burden

  • annual report on the official statistics

  • annual publishing plan

  • improve cooperation between the statistical authorities

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Soft coordination by broad-based cooperation Sweden

  • A report on statistical co-ordination for the official statistics of Sweden

  • The Council’s secretariat and working groups

  • Seminars, courses and study-tours

  • Annual conference on official statistics

  • Guidelines as support

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The Infrastructure Sweden

  • The entrance to the Internet

  • Publishing plan

  • Templates for descripton and quality-declaration of the statistics

  • Templates for the product-site

  • A database on products

  • Rules for changing the content of official statistics

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Guidelines Sweden

  • Recommendations on Publishing

  • Guidelines for decisions on the contents and scope of the Official Statistics

  • Sufficient quality and criteria for official statistics

  • Preliminary statistics

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Follow up Sweden

  • Publishing plan

  • Punctuality and production time

  • Electronic publishing

  • Documentation

  • The use of the designation ”Official Statistics of Sweden”

  • Costs to data providers

  • Statistics by sex

  • Costs and staff

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Outcome so far Sweden

  • A joint view among the authorities

  • Rules for how to carry out changes in the System

  • Channel to Statistics Sweden

  • Increased awareness about user needs, response burden and the importance of disaggregating statistics

  • The overall view and the availability of the statistics has improved

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Factors of success Sweden

Strong support by the top management

Increased exchange of experience among the authorities

Close cooperation with statistical units at the authorities and with the departments at Statistics Sweden

Close cooperation with representatives for the respondents

Strong infrastructure and a system for follow-up

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