GeroStat Help

For the Statistical Information System GeroStat a DOI has been registered. DOI's are permanent and persistent identifiers used for citation and linking of electronical ressources (f.i., texts, research data or other contents). Each DOI leads to up-to-date and structural meta data on the registered source.
If you use GeroStat data for your publications, please cite the appropriate DOI and by this unambiguously refer to the specific data you have used for your analyses.
DOI-registration of GeroStat: DOI 10.5156/GEROSTAT

Datatransfer to Word

  • activate export button
  • select section required/on the Edit menu /activate Copy
  • Paste to Word document
  • select section to be converted into a table
  • in the Table menu activate Convert Text to Table (adjust columns and cells if required).

Datatransfer to Excel

  • Activate export button
  • In the menu File activate Save as ...
  • Save as .*csv-File
  • open this in Excel and paste

Visualisation of results in graphic form according to the specification on the button (lines, bars). Line graphics can be used for the depiction of time series. The year figure must be in the column heading and there must be data for at least three consecutive years. If time series have gaps, no line graphics are possible.
External graphics software should be used to make other graphic formats and printable graphics following data export.

Return to the Home page with description of conditions of use.

Hyperlinks in the Information-Button
The documents activated by hyperlink appear in a new window. Return to GeroStat Research by closing this window.

i - Button, Informations
Here you will find descriptive information such as definitions, references to literature, comments on methodology, etc.

The keyword index facilitates the search for terms included in the list of indicators, the meta-information and on the query pages. Click on the first letter of the term you are searching for in the letter bar and select from the terms then listed. Terms which appear on every query page (i.e. region, sex, age group, year) are not included in the index.

A list of terms and titles of the query pages sorted by topic so that you can select your query by subject matter.

List of Query pages
Link to a list with all available query pages (site map).

% - Percentage calculation
Calculation of relative proportions in the result table.
First the base value (100%) for the calculation should be set by a click in the relevant blank circle. If required the table can first be rotated so that the position of lines and columns facilitates the desired selection. The system does not check whether the calculations make sense. Minimal deviations from the total value of 100% are due to rounding-off. Please note any methodological comments activated by Info-buttons.

Printing format
This button is found on the result page. It limits the reproduction of result tables with headings and source information for a printed or saved version. Specified information is given as footnotes.

You start a query according to the pre-set feature marking or as selected by you. Please note the texts behind the info-buttons.

Query Page
You return directly to the query page on which you were previously located. The feature selection chosen remains unaltered.

Query result "no data available"
Return to your starting point via the button "Query Page", "Indicators" or "List of Query Pages" and start a new selection. Please note the information given on the features selected. There may be no data available for your selection.

Return to Previous
To restore the selected features to the previous setting.

Rotate table
In so doing you change the order of the table-lines and columns. Tables can be rotated any number of times, but only in one direction. This function is important to set the basis value for percentage calculations.