In line with Eurostat and other National Statistical Institutes, Istat experiments with the use of new sources and the application of innovative methods in producing data. The results are made available for users’ use and evaluation.
They are experimental statistics because they do not respect all the steps necessary to test new methodologies, to transform them into technological and organisational solutions, to verify if quality requirements and harmonisation rules are fulfilled.
But their potential is really high; they fill knowledge gaps in a timely way; they serve as a driving force for new analyses and indicators; they guarantee an important information support to policies.
To ease users in finding and utilising them, experimental statistics produced by Istat are organised in four different typologies:
- Non-standard classifications produced on the basis of the official taxonomies defined at an international level and currently used by Istat, or proposed as experimental within analysis and research activities based on microdata processing
- New indicators produced through the integration of a multiplicity of official and non-official sources; in this case, the focus is on phenomena under investigation rather than on statistical sources used to describe them
- Interpretation frameworks and analysis of complex phenomena obtained through the integration of official sources
- Results of Experiments on Big Data, characterised, by their very nature, by the use of non-official sources.
Experimental statistics are available in chronological order also.
Update with data of the fourth quarter 2020
Reference period: Years 2016-2020|Date of last update: 01 February 2021
Istat publishes the 2017 update to the experimental statistics
Reference period: Year 2017|Date of last update: 03 November 2020
Road routes that connect the museums and similar institutions surveyed by the Istat survey 2018 form the museum routes presented
Date of last update: 30 July 2020
The estimates are obtained using directly Internet data (year 2018)
Reference period: Year 2018|Date of last update: 08 May 2020
Integration between data from register and sample surveys
Reference period: Year 2018|Date of last update: 17 March 2020
Istat produces an experimental statistics about day-time population in a given area
Reference period: Year 2016|Date of last update: 09 March 2020
Istat proposes new indicators on sustainability spreading and orientation by the Italian business
Date of last update: 02 March 2020
Identification of "museum itineraries" and "thematic paths" included in a cultural network
Date of last update: 03 December 2019