Intermediate index numbers

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Type of training
Face to face
One and a half days
Analysis Function Capability Team
Office for National Statistics
London, Newport


This classroom based session aims to introduce participants to the theoretical background to index numbers. The course also discusses the index number techniques used in practice, as well as aspects of price indices.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand:

  • the definitions of value and value share
  • Laspeyres and Paasche price and volume indices
  • how to choose an index formula, from the axiomatic, economic and statistical approaches
  • the use of domains and aggregation in calculating index numbers
  • the definitions of deflation, referencing and linking
  • the aspects of price indices published by the Office for National Statistics
  • the wider uses of index numbers

How to book

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