


French
Equivalent: Fraction sondée 
Definition: 
The sampling fraction is the ratio of the sample size to the population size.

Context: 
The proportion of the population contained within a data release. With simple random sampling, the sample fraction represents the proportion of population units that are selected in the sample. With more complex sampling methods, this is usually the ratio of the number of units in the sample to the number of units in the population from which the sample is selected.
Statistics Netherlands, Statistics Canada, Germany FSO, University of Manchester, 2005, Glossary of Statistical Disclosure Control, incorporated in paper presented at Joint UNECE/Eurostat work session on statistical data confidentiality, Geneva, 911 October 2005.

Source
Publication: 
Statistics Canada Quality Guidelines.

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

Created
on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 
Last
updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 












