Numeric

  • No commas
    • e.g. "1000" instead of "1,000"
  • No units of measurement
    • Units should be in metadata instead
  • Express as full number where possible
    • e.g. "1200000" instead of "1.2" (million)
    • If rounded, indicate in metadata
  • No rounding if possible
    • Give raw numbers as far as possible
    • If rounding is needed, try to provide at least 2 decimal places of precision
  • Percentages can be expressed as either a proportion out of 1 or 100.
    • e.g. 20% can be expressed as 20 or 0.2
    • The representation of percentages must be consistent throughout your dataset (e.g. among different percentage fields)
    • Agencies must indicate how percentages are expressed in the data dictionary

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