Tutorial:Updating the yearbook
From Statistics Explained
Procedure and timing (2013 yearbook)
As described in the DM document Doc. 696_1.2 from the Director’s Meeting of 13.4.2010, the yearbook will be updated through Statistics Explained.
In the first consultation phase, units were asked to indicate the topics they want to see in the 2013 yearbook. You find the result of this consultation below, including comments of the units. All pages proposed for the yearbook are now in Statistics Explained (including the empty new ones), and can be found in the category 'Yearbook'.
In the second consultation phase, units are asked to make changes and updates in Statistics Explained directly, or to indicate to us the detailed changes you want to have implemented. In the latter case, changes will be done by the contractor and submitted to you for approval, via Statistics Explained. There will be no further consultation.
To update the pages yourself, please follow the guidance given below and in the tutorial of Statistics Explained. Make sure that you approve the page when finished (unit approval on the bottom of the page). You are asked to finalise and approve your changes or comments before 28 September 2012. You might extend this deadline by up to one month by making an appropriate comment in the Talk page (using the Discussion button on the page for which you want to extend the deadline). This possibility should only be used if new data is ready in September 2012. The contractor will start working on the approved pages after the 28 September 2012 deadline.
If you want the contractor to update the pages, please inform us by email to ESTAT COMPENDIUM PUBLICATIONS before 19 June 2012. You may specify, in the same email, changes you want the contractor to implement on your pages. Please be as precise as possible since the contractor will make his proposals directly in Statistics Explained. All further communication will be done through Statistice Explained only.
We aim to have all draft articles complete by 5 November 2012, for your final validation in Statistics Explained. You will be contacted when an article is ready for final sighting and validation.
Differences in content
When updating your pages, please keep in mind some differences in content between the yearbook articles and Statistics Explained articles:
- Previous editions of the yearbook frequently explained statistical terms in the text; these are now included in a glossary. SE however gives the possibility to hyperlink to definitions, so that less explanation is needed in the text in SE.
- The yearbook articles will not contain the last chapter 'Further Eurostat information' of each Statistics Explained article.
Relation between Statistics Explained articles and yearbook articles
The links in the table of contents of the Yearbook lead to the Yearbook articles in Statistics Explained. The titles in the table of content and the titles in the articles in Statistics Explained may be a little bit different.
Table of contents
1. Economy and finance
4. Education and training
5. Labour market
6. Living conditions and social protection
7. Industry, trade and services
8. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
9. International trade
13. Science and technology
[[Category:Eurostat_publications|Europe in figures - Eurostat yearbook]] [[Category:Yearbook|Table of contents]]
Adding the Excel files
As an additional service to the user, an Excel file (with all tables and figures) has been included in each yearbook article in Statistics Explained. An example can be found on
Water statistics. It is strongly suggested to start with these files when updating the yearbook figures and tables, in order to make sure that you use the correct layout.
Annika Johansson (tel. 34732), Veronika Lang (tel. 36375), Jukka Piirto (tel. 34251), Marc Debusschere (tel. 31985)
Statistics Explained courses can be organised on request. For individual specific questions please contact Veronika Lang (36375) or Marc Debusschere (31985).