The New Zealand Standard Classification of Statistical Activities (NZSCSA) was developed to enable the organisation of statistical data and metadata into statistical domains. The domains relate to the broad types of statistical activities. A statistical domain refers to a statistical activity that has common characteristics with respect to variables, concepts, and methodologies for data collection and the statistical data compilation process.
NZSCSA is based upon the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Classification of International Statistical Activities. The Statistics NZ naming convention requires the classification to be called a NZ standard.
The New Zealand Standard Classification of Statistical Activities (NZSCSA) is a three level classification comprising Statistical Domains at the first level and Statistical Areas at the second level. A further breakdown at level 3 is provided in some specific instances but not in all instances of the classification structure. This provides a level of flexibility for users to adapt the structure and obtain more detail in specific areas of the classification.
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