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Example 3: Administrative data

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Statistics Canada's Centre for Education Statistics (CES) gathers administrative data from provinces and uses them to produce statistics on enrolment; diplomas and degrees granted; and tuition fees and finances at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels of education. When administrative data cannot be used to generate statistics of a particular topic, then the CES conducts sample surveys to produce the information. The CES use of administrative data is a great example of how this type of data can be used to produce more precise information, at a lower cost and without any additional response burden.

Below is an example of some statistics produced from provincial administrative data.

Secondary graduation rate, 2006/2007, Canada, provinces and territories.
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