Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)


1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation Armstat
1.2 Contact organisation unit Nature Protection Statistics Division
1.3 Contact name Anna Hakobyan
1.4 Contact person function Head of Division
1.5 Contact mail address Government Building 3, Republic ave.,Yerevan 0010, Republic of Armenia
1.6 Contact email address
1.7 Contact phone number +374 11 524620
1.8 Contact fax number +374 11 521921
2 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified 16.08.2021
2.2 Metadata last posted 16.08.2021
2.3 Metadata last update 16.08.2021
3 Statistical presentation
3.1 Data description The purpose of the 'zoo' statistical product is to provide with annual information on the zoo's activity. It includes general information on the area occupied by the zoo, the number of employees, visitors, activities carried out, excursions and eco-education classes. Type composition and number of animals to be diemonstrated are described according to the types of animals, according to the registration in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and in the Red Book of the Republic of Armenia. The movement of animals includes types and the number of animals born, acquired, with other outcome, decline, defect in the reference year. It also shows financial revenues and expenses of statistical product.
3.2 Classification system Not applicable.
3.3 Sector coverage Not applicable.
3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions The description of the area of the zoo includes the surface of the whole area, the surface of the structures intended for animals, from which the surface of the structures intended for wintering of animals is separated.
The number of key employees includes the number of the key staff of the zoo.
The number of visitors includes the number of people who visit zoo, the number of free visitors within the framework of the events held at zoo is separated from them.
The number of excursions describes the number of excursions organized by the zoo in the reporting year, as well as by other institutions with the support of the zoo staff, from which the excursions organized for schoolchildren are separated.
The number of eco-education classes includes the number of eco-education classes organized by the zoo in the reporting year and the number of students in them.
The number of animals to be demonstrated by types does not take into account the breeding of animals intended for fodder. Amphibians, reptiles, mammals, fishes, birds and invertebrates are distinguished from the total number of animals. Predators, ungulates, primates and other mammals are separated from the total number of mammals.
The number of available animal types and their heads is separated from the number of animal types and their heads. registered in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and in the Red Book of the Republic of Armenia, at the end of the year. The movement of animals includes the number of types and heads of animals born, acquired, with other outcome, decline, defect in the reference year. The number of animal types and their heads are independent indicators, no comparison is made between them and they are not identified.
The followings are separated from the total financial expenses:
Material costs, which includes the cost of ongoing repairs and the cost of materials spent, equipment safety and labor maintenance costs, depreciation of overall, low-value and perishable property, fuel, electricity and other similar costs.
Costs for non-material services include payments for professional training of employees, rent payments for buildings, machines and equipment, payments for research and experimental work, financial, legal, guard y and fire services, representation, advertisement, license, certification costs, etc.
Remuneration of work and other costs equal to itinclude salary calculated for all work actually performed by all employees (including in combination with other organizations, such as employees under a civil law contract) during the reporting period, including compensations, salary supplements and bonuses.
Costs of repair, equipment and property procurement include costs for the acquisition and capital repair of buildings, as well as cars and equipment implemented by the zoo.
3.5 Statistical unit Zoo
3.6 Statistical population Not applicable.
3.7 Reference area Yerevan city
3.8 Time coverage Indicators have been recorded since the 90s of the 20th century.
3.9 Base period Previous period
4 Unit of measure The total area of the zoo, area of structures for animals /hectare/, number of key staff, visitors, excursions’ participants /person/, number of iperforned events, excursions, eco-education classes, type composition and number of the animals to be demonstrated according to the types and their annual movement /unit/, financial revenues and expenses /thousand dram/.
5 Reference period Year
6 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements RA Law ' On Official Statistics'
• Five Year Statistical Program (Armenian),
• Annual Statistical Program (Armenian),
• Resolution N 05-N dated 20 June 2016 of the State Council on Statistics “On Approval of the Procedure for the collection of statistical data” (Armenian),
• Resolution No. 58-N of the State Council on Statistics dated 27 December 2019 on approval of statistical reporting form on “ The activitiy of Zoo' and and instruction of filling in it (Armenian).
6.2 Data sharing International organizations:Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS.
Local bodies:state and local self-government bodies, higher education institutions, research institutions, representatives of the press and the society in general, as well as the Macroeconomic Indicators and National Accounts Division and subject-matter divisions of Armstat.
7 Confidentiality
7.1 Confidentiality - policy RA Law 'Օn Official Statistics', Chapter 7. Statistical Confidentiality.
7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment RA Law 'Օn Official Statistics', Chapter 7. Statistical Confidentiality.
8 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar Armstat's Statistical Indicators Release Calendar includes in advance when the statistics should be published during the year, by months, and includes a list of planned indicators.Information on zoo is published according to the annual release calendar in May of the year following the reference period.
8.2 Release calendar access
8.3 User access All users have equal access to statistical releases at the same time.
Any privileged access is restricted and controlled prior to official publication.
Indicators on the zoo are published on the official website of Armstat according to the section of the annual statistical program 'Natural resources and environment' and the European Statistics Code of Practice (adopted on 16 November 2017), respecting scientific independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably.
9 Frequency of dissemination Annual
10 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release Not applicable.
10.2 Publications •'Environment and Natural Resources in the Republic of Armenia', Statistical Handbook (Armenian, English),
• The Socio -economic Situation of the Republic of Armenia, Monthly Information Report (Armenian, Russian)
Electronic publications.
10.3 On-line database Information on zoo is posted annually in the ArmStatBank database.
10.4 Micro-data access Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 7. Statistical Confidentiality, Article 23. Data Subject to Statistical Confidentiality principle.
Individual data are data that allow or may allow direct or indirect identification of statistical units, thereby revealing nominal information.The provision of non-disclosure or other non-dissemination of information does not apply in case, when they, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Armenia, are the information reflecting natural or other monopoly activity, non-disclosure (non-dissemination) of which will have a major impact on maintaining the principles of statistical information completeness.
10.5 Other Not applicable.
10.6 Documentation on methodology Armstat follows international standards, methodological guidelines, and best practices related to the zoo statistics. No deviations from international methodological standards were registered. The methodological framework of zoo's product is documented in the instruction to fill in the questionnaires, relevant Quality declaration, the General Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM), in the relevant section of the statistical official publications.
10.7 Quality documentation
11 Quality management
11.1 Quality assurance Law on Official Statistics, CHAPTER 8. QUALITY OF OFFICIAL STATISTICS, Article 29. Quality Commitment, Article 30. Quality Assessment,
Quality Policy of Armstat that is based on the the European Statistics Code of Practice (approved by the Resolution № 17-A of the State Council on Statistics of RA dated 20 June 2016),
Quality Asurance Framework of the European Statistical System, Version 2.0 (Approved by the Resolution № 23-A of the State Council on Statistics of RA dated 16 July 2020),
Quality declaration on the zoo,
Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM, VERSION 5.0), (Approved by the Resolution № 30-A of the State Council on Statistics of RA dated 21 October 2016).
Schematic diagrams of GSBPM .
11.2 Quality assessment Armstat uses quality assessment procedures, such as user satisfaction survey, self-assessment, global assessment, peer review, etc.
User satisfaction survey questionnaire
Armstat has developed a self-assessment questionnaire for internal quality audit, based on the experience of Statistics Denmark.
Global Assessment of the National System of Official Statistics of the Republic of Armenia,
Light Peer Review on the Implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice in the Republic of Armenia,
Peer Review of Armstat and Armenian Official Statistics,.
12 Relevance
12.1 User needs The main users of statistical information are public administration bodies, local self-government bodies, public, scientific-educational organizations, mass media, society in general, international organizations, etc. Zoo product 's indicators are used to develop strategies in the relevant field, to solve strategic issues, to develop sphere policies, to determine development trends etc,
12.2 User satisfaction Users needs are studied through discussions, consultations, comments on draft statistical programs, and through the 'User Satisfaction Survey' questionnaire available on Armstat website.
User's Survey,
Frequently Asked Questions,
The annual statistical program of Armstat is developed based on the study of the demand of statistical information users.
12.3 Completeness In order to ensure the completeness of the statistical information of the zoo, the field of statistical monitoring of the sphere is regularly updated and completed.
13 Accuracy and reliability
13.1 Overall accuracy
13.2 Sampling error Not applicable.
13.3 Non-sampling error Not applicable.
14 Timeliness and punctuality
14.1 Timeliness In May of the year following the reference period.
14.2 Punctuality Data are always delivered and published on the pre-announced release dates.
15 Coherence and comparability
15.1 Comparability - geographical Not applicable.
15.2 Comparability - over time Not applicable.
15.3 Coherence - cross domain Not applicable.
15.4 Coherence - internal Not applicable.
16 Cost and burden Not applicable.
17 Data revision
17.1 Data revision - policy The data revision policy and error correction process are described in Armstat`s 'Information dissemination and communication policy' document.
17.2 Data revision - practice Incomplete or distorted information is verified.
18 Statistical processing
18.1 Source data The main source of the indicators’ compilation is Yerevan Zoo.
18.2 Frequency of data collection Annual
18.3 Data collection The collection of statistical information is implemented by Armstat.
18.4 Data validation The collected information is prepared for publication after arithmetical and logical verification. There are methodical guidelines and instruction necessary for the verification of information (Armenian).
18.5 Data compilation Not applicable.
18.6 Adjustment The main source of the indicators’ compilation is the data collected directly from the respondent through statistical report. The methodological requirements for receiving indicators are strictly followed during the whole process of receiving them according to the pre-defined classifications, methodological guidelines, instructions for filling in the statistical report forms. The source of inaccuracies during the observation could be the incomplete or full absence of responses by information provider, as well as the use of incorrect methodology for calculating indicators.In case of changes or adjustments to the information provided by statistical information provider, the indicators already published by Armstat are subject to the relevant changes and adjustments following the national and international standards.
19 Comment

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