We will endeavour to ensure figures are kept periodically up to date. At time of publishing in print or online all figures are accurate as from July 2017 to July 2018. New figures will be released per quarter – the next being around November/early December 2018.
Most figures are averages. We have also endeavoured to take out outliers in the statistics by ‘flattening’ them using standard statistical methods such as mode, median, standard deviation, etc. However, seasonal fluctuations do occur and the very nature of breaking news causes spikes and dips.
Much of our data is collected and reported by third parties and we are not responsible for their systems or its accuracy (hence why they are INDEPENDENT from us – which is a good thing!). While every effort has been made to ensure figures and stats quoted are accurate, we have rounded most numbers down to save space on the page or easier to read (and where we’ve rounded up for neatness it’s tiny fractions, not thousands! E.g. on Gender we rounded down the split on Male from 60.17% to 60%, and rounded up Female from 39.29 to 40% because 60:40 looks neater). We also can’t account for human error but always happy to get clarification where errors of typing or miscalculation have occurred. We are an open book, and the ONLY independently audited newspaper in the UAE. Come and see our stats if you want, just get in contact.
If you or your colleagues have any questions about these, please contact us via the contact page.