The INE is working to transition from a model based 100% on traditional surveys to a hybrid model that combines surveys with data from Telefónica's mobile network, among others. This means, on the one hand, that the sample sizes are closer to the universe and, on the other hand, that the frequency of updating public statistics is greater. Thanks to the new data sources, the INE will be able to provide society with much more information, more frequently, in much greater detail and timely.
“The third statistical revolution is the data revolution. At INE we are aware that the new sources of information that have proliferated in such a digitalised society are a great opportunity for the producers of statistics, as these new sources will allow us to provide much more timely, detailed and frequent information.”
Belén Gonzalez - Assistant Director-General for Statistics on Tourism, Science and Technology