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İndicator 1.2.1 Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age


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İndicator name: Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age
1 1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1.2 Contact organisation unit

Department of Quality of Life Statistics

1.3 Contact name Yashar Pasha
1.4 Contact person function Head of the department of the quality of life statistics
1.5 Contact mail address

Baku-Az1136, Inshaatchilar Avenue 81

1.6 Contact email address yashar@azstat.org
1.7 Contact phone number +99412 538 52 80
1.8 Contact fax number +99412 538 24 42
2 1 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified
2.2 Metadata last posted
2.3 Metadata last update
3 1 Statistical presentation
3.1 Data description The proportion of people living below the national poverty line is calculated once a year on the basis of the latest household survey data.
3.2 Classification system Classification of goods, products and services used for personal (individual) consumer purposes in households COICOP. http://www.azstat.org/tesnifat/: The classification has not been used.
3.3 Sector coverage Countrywide household goods.
3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions

Poverty is the characteristic of the individual's or social group's economic status that can not afford to consume the minimum set of food, non-food and services necessary for survival, as well as the ability to work. Poverty is a relative concept and it depends on the general standards of living of a society taken separately.

In order to determine the level of poverty, the cost of living in the country is calculated firstly. The cost of living is perceived as a poverty line. The proportion of people income below the subsistence minimum per capita is the indicator of poverty, and this population is considered to be a poor population.

3.5 Statistical unit Households that are surveyed in a selective manner
3.6 Statistical population Based on the representation of 10,200 households in the quarter, a summary of country-specific indicators are compiled with recommendations and methodologies of the Eurostat
3.7 Reference area All households surveyed nationally
3.8 Time coverage Annual final data is calculated once a year
3.9 Base period 2015
4 1 Unit of measure percent
5 1 Reference period annual
6 1 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements Based on the recommendations of the Eurostat, the UN and the World Bank
6.2 Data sharing Only the State Statistical Committee participate in the calculations.
7 1 Confidentiality
7.1 Confidentiality - policy Provision of preliminary information in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On official statistics" (Article 15) is prohibited http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/3/Legislation/law_az.pdf • By the Chairman of the Committee on Introduction of Microdata Approved in 13.06.2011, is regulated by the "Micro Data Giving Procedure for Users to Use for Research Purposes". http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/personal_info/micro_inf.pdf • Available data Approved by Decree # 7 / 02s of the State Statistical Committee dated February 19, 2014 "How to work with personal information, how to protect their privacy? ". http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/personal_info/personal_information.pdf • The protection of confidentiality of primary (private) data is reflected in the Policy Statement of the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of confidential statistical data protection. http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/2/quality/en/mexfilik.pdf
7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment It is not permitted to distribute official statistical material that reflects or discloses confidential information among users. The summary (generalized) information permitted for disclosure should contain at least three statistical units and, as a result, no share of any statistical units should be more than 85%.It is not permitted to distribute official statistical materials that reflect or disclose confidential information about the "Official Statistics" of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The disclosure is permitted in accordance with the instructions "How to work with personal data, how to protect their privacy?", Which was approved by the Decree # 7 / 02 of the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 19 February 2014.
8 1 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar 1st half of each year
8.2 Release calendar access The broadcasting schedule is posted on the Committee's website on the Electronic Services section. Login is open to all users and is not subject to any restrictions. Https://www.stat.gov.az/source/budget_households/
8.3 User access One of the important directions of the Statistical Committee's work is the efficient dissemination of the results of the statistical activities and it is detailed "Policy on the dissemination of official statistical data" in the document, approved by the State Statistical Committee's Decree 8/02s dated 19.02.2014. stat.gov.az/menu/6/dissemination_policy/DissPolicy_az_2014.pdf
9 1 Frequency of dissemination annual
10 1 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release It is both paper and electronic version.
10.2 Publications Reflected in the publications of the State Statistical Committee
10.3 On-line database Information about this indicator is available on the online database. https://www.stat.gov.az/source/budget_households/
10.4 Micro-data access Access to micro-data is prohibited. Only preliminary information can be used in accordance with the "Rules for issuing micro-data for users to be used for research purposes" approved by the Chairman of the State Statistical Committee only in 13.06.2011
10.5 Other All information is free for the users.
10.6 Documentation on methodology Methodological explanations can be found at http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/7/other_metadata/
10.7 Quality documentation
11 1 Quality management
11.1 Quality assurance The State Statistical Committee has implemented a quality management system in accordance with the ISO 9001 international standard. In 2013, an external audit of the quality management system was conducted by the State Statistical Committee, and in August of the same year in the field of "Production and dissemination of official statistical data" the international standard ISO 9001: compliance certificate has been obtained. After the change in the international standard in 2015, all documents of the quality management system have been revised according to the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2015 international standard. On March 9-10, 2017, the State Statistical Committee received an external audit (Certification Audit) compliance with the ISO 9001: 2015 international quality standard and obtained a certificate of conformity to ISO 9001: 2015 in the field of "Production and dissemination of official statistics data"http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/2/quality/az/sertifikat_2015.pdf Since 2012, the "Statistical Business Process Model" has been applied for standardization of statistical production. Based on the national version of the "Statistical Business - General Process Model", a description of the statistical process for the application of GSBPM in the management of statistical processes on the population's living standards and household survey statistics was compiled http://www.stat.gov.az/menu /2/quality/en/gsbpm/hs01_sb.pdf  Once a year workshops on QMS are organized for employees of structural divisions of the apparatus and local statistical agencies. A Global Assessment of the National Statistical System of the Republic of Azerbaijan was conducted by the European Bureau of Statistics (Eurostat), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in 2010 and 2017and improving the statistical system works are being carried out according to the recommendations of experts.
11.2 Quality assessment Based on the annually approved "Audit Program", internal audits are conducted in the department. Audit groups are organized for the holding of the audits, and an individual audit plan is approved for the department. Audit group conducts audit based on audit plan. Domestic monitoring of quality aspects in the system of the SSC is carried out by a competent structural division (Quality Management and Metadata), and a comprehensive review of the results of audits is submitted to the management every year. Members of the audit team (auditors) are trained by the Chief Auditor before each audit and at seminars that are held no less than once a year. The activity of the SSC of Azerbaijan "Quality management systems. Requirements" are considered to be the strongest part to meet ISO 9001: 2015 international standards. Increased workload due to the lack of full electronic documentation and simultaneous paper document circulation, slow adaptation of staff to the requirements of new standards are considered weakest points.
12 1 Relevance
12.1 User needs Once a year, household survey meetings are held with users and their needs and proposals are assessed. There is no information about non-payment of the user's request.
12.2 User satisfaction A user satisfaction survey has been posted on the official website of the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. http://www.stat.gov.az/?mode=desktop
12.3 Completeness The research is carried out by adopting international experience, is detailed and no questions met about the job. The data coverage is fully detailed according to the survey methodology.
13 1 Accuracy and reliability
13.1 Overall accuracy The drafting of the selection statistical observation system covers all regions of the country. Selection plan is drawn up at the rate of 0.5 percent, depending on the number of households in the regions. Representation is provided across all regions of the country. The department first of all continues its methodological work to improve the quality of primary data received from local statistical bodies. Regular seminars are organized with consultants, monitoring surveys are conducted in places, and consultants are operatively informed if any methodological innovations occur.
13.2 Sampling error Selection error is not counted.
13.3 Non-sampling error Non-selective mistakes are made because all respondents have been responded. The non-selective mistake can be carried out in accordance with the "Rules on classification and elimination of errors in reporting data" approved by the order of the State Statistical Committee dated 4 January 2013, number 4/t. Seminar-consultations and practical assistance are provided in order to minimize the various types of errors.
14 1 Timeliness and punctuality
14.1 Timeliness Annual final data is calculated once a year
14.2 Punctuality The calculation and dissemination of the indicator are carried out in accordance with the "Statistical Work Program".
15 1 Coherence and comparability
15.1 Comparability - geographical Indicators are calculated nationwide.
15.2 Comparability - over time Information about this indicator is available since 2001 and there are no interruptions in dynamics.
15.3 Coherence - cross domain Interconformity does not take place because other field statistics are not accumulated by departments.
15.4 Coherence - internal
16 1 Cost and burden
17 1 Data revision
17.1 Data revision - policy Data clarification policy is carried out according to the "Statistical Review of Information on Key Statistical Data," approved by the Decree of the State Statistical Committee dated 10.05.2016, adopted by order 60/t. The document is publicly available and posted on the Committee's website in the Statistical Publications section. http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/information_regulations/reg_05_2016.pdf
17.2 Data revision - practice
18 1 Statistical processing
18.1 Source data The selection source for information is individual households.
18.2 Frequency of data collection annual
18.3 Data collection Data is available online.
18.4 Data validation After the data is entered in the real-time database, the processing process is carried out. The SPSS software package is used to verify the data, and consultants conducting household surveys are informed about the inconsistencies that are being disclosed, and any clarifications are made.
18.5 Data compilation No data compilation.
18.6 Adjustment
19 1 Comment