Administrative Data Quality Assurance Toolkit

1 February 2015
Last updated:
15 December 2022

Top Tips

These five tips summarise the main pointers for statistical producers to develop a good understanding of the quality issues of administrative data:

Don’t trust the safeguards

  • Check if safeguards are functioning effectively

Get involved

  • Work and share with suppliers, such as through secondments and webinars, to develop a common understanding

Raise a red flag

  • Identify potential data quality concerns using input and output quality indicators and investigate anomalies

See the big picture

  • Identify what investigations and audits have been conducted and what they found

Corroborate the evidence

  • Confirm the levels and the trends shown by the stats derived from the admin data
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