Production of reliable statistics requires a wide array of background information about statistics and the subjects they describe.

The metadata for Statistics Finland's statistics are gathered under Information about statistics. This section also describes all the statistics produced by Statistics Finland. Classifications are the foundation for all statistics.

This section also contains Quality Guidelines for Official Statistics, data protection rules and legislation governing statistics.

One of the tasks of Statistics Finland is co-ordination of the National Statistical Service. The Advisory Board of Official Statistics of Finland (OSF) plays a key part in this.

Last updated 21.1.2014

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