


Definition: 
A derived statistic is obtained by an arithmetical observation from the primary observations. In this sense, almost every statistic is "derived". The term is mainly used to denote descriptive statistical quantities obtained from data which are primary in the sense of being mere summaries of observations, e.g. population figures are primary and so are geographical areas, but populationpersquaremile is a derived quantity.

Source
Publication: 
Marriott, F.H.C for the ISI, "A Dictionary of Statistical Terms", 5th edition, Longman Scientific & Technical, New York , 1990.

Statistical
Theme: Methodological information (metadata) 
Glossary
Output Segments: 
SDMX

Created
on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 
Last
updated on Monday, December 19, 2005 












