Attributes provided are a basic line or quick stat up for Players/Referee, but not mandatory.
Each Background will have an "Ability" which can be used or just ignored as the Referee decides for his campaign.
Skills for the background are listed and its not mandatory to take all 5, just 3. For a Player wanting an instant character, background concept, or a Referee needing an NPC on the fly, this should be a good resource I think. Not sure how many backgrounds I'll end up with but I am gunning for 100+. Then there will be tables for random rolling one such as by Environment (Urban, Wilds, etc.) or by Class (Adventurer v Wizard). Anyway here is a sample of the Abbot.