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Completeness is the extent to which all statistics that are needed are available. It is usually described as a measure of the amount of available data from a statistical system compared to the amount that was expected to be obtained.

In the European context, completeness is the availability of statistics to meet the requirements of the European Statistical System.

Completeness is the seventh quality component in the Eurostat definition of data quality.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, “Assessment of Quality in Statistics: Glossary”, Working Group, Luxembourg, October 2003.

Cross References:
Completeness checking
Quality – Eurostat
Quality - ISO

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Last updated on Friday, April 12, 2013