# Tabulation

Tabulation

is the logical and systematic organization of statistical data in rows and column, designed to
Simplify the presentation. Tabulation enables the significance of data readily understood, and leaves a lasting impression than textual presentation. Enable the reader to quickly locate the desired information. It facilitates quick comparison of statistical data shown between rows and columns.

Parts of Table A good statistical table must
contain at least the following pats:-

1.Table Number When several tables are used
,they should be numbered e.g. Table 1,Table 2 etc. to facilitate future reference.
Sex Population Area Males Females 532,223,090 496,514,346 Table 1 Rural Urban

Population

742,490,639 286,119,689

Table 2

2) Table Title
Each table must have a suitable title. The
Title is a brief description of the contents and it is generally shown at the top of the Table. The Title will be clear, brief and selfsatisfactory. Since long title cannot be properly be read as promptly as short title. A complete title has to answer the questions what,where,and when in that sequence.

For example: Table Title:-Variation of Population of India from 1901 Year Total
1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001* 238,396,327 252,093,390 251,321,213 278,977,238 318,660,580 361,088,090 439,234,771 548,159,652 683,329,097 846,302,688 1,028,737,436

3) Caption:
Caption refers to the column heading. It explains what
the column represents. It may consist of one or more column heading. If there are many columns, say more than four, they should also be serially numbered. Under column heading there may be subheads. If the different columns are expressed in different units, the unit should be specified along with captions.

Title - Distribution of area, population and sex ratio among different states of India in 2001 (Population in thousand)

States

Area (sq.k.m)

Total Population

Person (1) (2) West 88752 Bengal Kerala 38863 Madhya 308245 Pradesh Source : Census,2001 (3) 80176 31841 60348

Male (4) 41466 15468 31444

Female (5) 38710 16373 28904

4) Stub

They extreme left part of the
table, where description of the rows shown.

Title - Distribution of area, population and sex ratio among different states of India in 2001 (Population in thousand)

States

Area (sq.k.m)

Total Population

Person (1) (2) West Bengal 88752 Kerala 38863 Madhya 308245 Pradesh Source : Census,2001 (3) 80176 31841 60348

Male (4) 41466 15468 31444

Female (5) 38710 16373 28904

5) Body of the table

It is the most vital part of the
table, where the numerical data are arranged according to the classifications of the captions and stubs.

Title - Distribution of area, population and sex ratio among different states of India in 2001 (Population in thousand)

States

Area (sq.k.m)

Total Population

Person (1) West Bengal Kerala Madhya Pradesh (2) 88752 38863 308245 (3) 80176 31841 60348

Male (4) 41466 15468 31444

Female (5) 38710 16373 28904

Source : Census,2001

It is a brief explanatory statement ,is placed
below the title entered and enclosed in brackets. It is used to explain certain points relating to whole table that have not been included in the title nor in the captions or stubs.

For example: the unit of measurement is
frequently written as the head note, such as “in thousands” or “in million toes” or “in cores” etc.

(Population in thousand)

States

Area (sq.k.m)

Total Population

Person (1) West Bengal Kerala Madhya Pradesh (2) 88752 38863 308245 (3) 80176 31841 60348

Male (4) 41466 15468 31444

Female (5) 38710 16373 28904

Source : Census,2001

7) Footnote
Anything in a table which the reader may find difficult to understand from the title, captions and stubs should be explained in footnotes. Footnotes are placed directly below the body of the table. Footnotes are used for three main purpose To clarify anything in the table Any special circumstances affecting the data i.e. strike, fire etc. To give the source of secondary data.

(Population in thousand)

States

Area (sq.k.m)

Total Population

Person (1) West Bengal Kerala Madhya Pradesh (2) 88752 38863 308245 (3) 80176 31841 60348

Male (4) 41466 15468 31444

Female (5) 38710 16373 28904

Source Census,2001

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