Characteristics of Statistics

Some of the important characteristics of statistics are given below:

  • Statistics are aggregates of facts.
  • Statistics are numerically expressed.
  • Statistics are affected to a marked extent by multiplicity of causes.
  • Statistics are enumerated or estimated according to a reasonable standard of accuracy.
  • Statistics are collected for a predetermined purpose.
  • Statistics are collected in a systemic manner.
  • Statistics must be comparable to each other.