Introduction to index numbers

Open to
Government analysts
Training category
Analytical
Type of training
Online
Length
One day
Organiser
Analysis Function Capability Team
Provider
Analysis Function Capability Team
Location
Online

Description

This course is made up of two three-hour modules aimed at producers of index numbers or those who want to understand how they are produced.

It covers some examples of the most common types of indices, how they are used in the Office  for National Statistics (ONS), and how to produce official statistics.

Learning outcomes

You will learn:

  • what an index number is
  • Laspeyres and Paasche indices
  • some alternative indices
  • approaches to formula choice
  • index aggregation
  • sampling issues
  • deflation
  • referencing and volume measures
  • linking
  • indices at the ONS

How to book

These courses are provided depending on demand. If you would like access to this course, please contact gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk.

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Intermediate index numbers