Intermediate index numbers

Open to
Government analysts
Training category
Type of training
2 half days
Data Science Campus Faculty
Data Science Campus Faculty

This course is made up of 2 modules. Each module will take 3 hours to complete.

The course is for producers of index numbers or people who want to understand how they are produced. It covers:

  • some examples of the most common types of indices
  • how they are used in the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • how to produce official statistics

This is an advanced course. You should be comfortable with algebra as taught at A-level Mathematics to enrol on this course.

Learning outcomes

On this course you will learn about:

  • index numbers
  • Laspeyres and Paasche indices
  • some alternative indices
  • approaches to formula choice
  • index aggregation
  • sampling issues
  • deflation
  • referencing and volume measures
  • linking
  • indices at the ONS

How to book

Please use your Learning Hub account to access the course online. If you do not have a Learning Hub account, please contact


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