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MetaPlus documentation

MetaPlus is a part of Statistics Sweden's metadata system where mainly variables are listed and described in a structured manner. The variables' value sets and their connections to object class and population are also indicated in MetaPlus.

The figure below is a simplified illustration of how the different terms in MetaPlus relate to each other. Please note that it is not a formally correct model of the system but is merely intended to provide an overview of the most important terms.

MetaPlus is constructed as a hierarchical structure of registers, which in this context are defined as a data set that is used to produce statistics.

Because the structure is hierarchical, the properties are passed downwards in the structure from the previous level.


Register variant

Register version

Object class



Value set

The MetaPlus components in the structure hierarchy are clickable.

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