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Socio-Economic & Administrative Statistics

Socio-economic and administrative data describes humans and their activities. This could include demographic data (age, sex, race, etc.), economic data (income levels, employment rates, occupation, etc.), administrative data (collected by health, water, or sanitation service providers), housing related data, migration trends, public health indicators, and so on. This data is often drawn from government statistics and administrative records, survey statistics, or census results.

Data is often available over time, displaying changes and trends in various indicators, which can also serve as a tool to show progress or decline. This is particularly useful for showing the progressive realization of economic, social, and cultural rights.

Often socio-economic and administrative data can be disaggregated by axes of discrimination to show disproportionate impact of government action or inaction on particular populations.

Much of this data is published online and may be easy to access, providing a range of useful information that would otherwise be labor-intensive to gather.

In choosing your data set, remember that socio-economic and administrative data may be out of date, or biased in its methodology.