In general, the term “

**Operational statistics**” refers to a set of statistics that describes operations for a business, organization, or institution. It can also apply to a network, system, or internal operation (for example, a production line).

## Process

The process usually involves:

- Gathering industry or process specific data,
- Generating descriptive statistics,
- Publishing the results.

## Example Operational Statistics

The types of operational statistics are dependent on the **specific institution or business.** For example, statistics produced by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the UK are very different from those from an executive airport or a national coroner’s office. The following list shows the categories for some organization’s operational statistics.

- The
**Royal National Lifeboat Institution**:- Lifeboat statistics
- Lifeguard statistics
- Beach management statistics
- Community safety statistics
- Flood rescue statistics
- Youth education statistics

**Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport**:- Total Based Aircraft
- Total Trips / Flights
- Noise complaint statistics

**National Coronial Information System**:- Closed Cases
- Open Cases
- Total Cases

## References

Gonick, L. (1993). The Cartoon Guide to Statistics. HarperPerennial.

National Coronial Information System. (2019). Retrieved September 24, 2019 from: https://www.ncis.org.au/about-the-data/operational-statistics/

Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport. Operations Forecast and Fleet Mix Based at JAXEX . Retrieved September 24, 2019 from: https://www.flyjacksonville.com/content2015.aspx?id=1003

RNLI 2017 Operational Statistics. Retrieved September 24, 2017 from: https://rnli.org/-/media/rnli/downloads/170073_annual_ops_stats_report_lr.pdf

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