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									     2002 Asia Pacific Technical Meeting
             on IT&T Statistics


A conceptual framework for measuring ICT statistics



                 Sheridan Roberts
           Australian Bureau of Statistics
           sheridan.roberts@abs.gov.au
What is a statistical framework?

• A traditional statistical (or conceptual) framework
  can be viewed as a conceptual map
   – which allows relevant statistics to be
     organised and grouped.
• A statistical framework should be
   – logically structured
   – understandable
   – comprehensive
• It typically deals with a particular topic and…
• … includes a range of rules and conceptual
  information such as concepts, definitions,
  classifications and participants.
      Broad level view of ICT



                                Information society

ICT                         Information economy
demand/activity
                            ICT industries/ supply
Supply–demand framework

• Current ICT statistical framework adopted
  by the ABS can be viewed in economic
  terms as
  – the set of ICT goods and services produced,
    consumed and traded.
• Supply side
  – ICT sector.
• Demand/activity side
  – use of ICT
  – financial and non-financial aspects of demand.
ICT satellite account framework

 • Does an ICT satellite account represent a
   statistical framework for measuring
   financial information relating to supply and
   demand?
    – being a derivative of the System of National
      Accounts, it incorporates a range of statistical
      concepts and definitions
    – through supply-use tables, it confronts and
      reconciles supply and demand information
    – so encourages alignment of concepts, scope
      etc between supply and demand side data
      sources.
Activity framework
 • In relation to the non-financial activity dimension
   of ICT demand, we mainly need to look beyond a
   national accounting framework.
 • OECD’s Infrastructure, Intensity, Impacts model
   is an example
    – Infrastructure or Readiness (infrastructures necessary
      to support ICT use and e-commerce)
    – Intensity (extent of ICT and e-commerce usage,
      volume, value and nature of transactions)
    – Impacts (the difference made by use of ICT and e-
      commerce in terms of efficiency and creation of sources
      of new wealth etc).
 • Other elements of this model are processes,
   networks (or channels) and participants.
 ICT definitions, concepts and
 classifications

• Concepts
   – standard
   – ICT specific (e.g. electronic commerce income, software
     measurement)
• Definitions
   – e.g. ICT commodity, ICT sector, e-commerce
     transactions
• Classifications
   – ICT components of existing classifications
   – classifications without ICT categories
   – ICT specific classifications
• Participants
Bringing it all together

 • (mainly) financial activity component
   – ICT satellite accounting framework (SNA)
 • (mainly) non-financial activity component
   – activity framework of some sort
 • within each of these framework
   components
   –   concepts
   –   definitions
   –   classifications
   –   participants
 • model surveys/questionnaires
 • (possibly) specification of measures/gaps.

								
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