Title of statistical activity: Tourism satellite account

Code of statistical activity: 21403

  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
  10. Accessibility and clarity
  11. Quality management
  12. Relevance
  13. Accuracy and reliability
  14. Timeliness and punctuality
  15. Coherence and comparability
  16. Cost and burden
  17. Data revision
  18. Statistical processing
  19. Comments

1. Contact Individual or organisational contact points for the data or metadata, including information on how to reach the contact points.

1.1. Contact organisation The name of the organisation of the contact points for the data or metadata.

Statistics Estonia

1.2. Contact organisation unit An addressable subdivision of an organisation.

Economic and Environmental Statistics Department

1.3. Contact name The name of the contact points for the data or metadata.

Meri Ida Johanna Lindroth

1.4. Contact person function The area of technical responsibility of the contact, such as "methodology", "database management" or "dissemination".

Leading Statistician

1.5. Contact mail address The postal address of the contact points for the data or metadata.

51 Tatari Str, 10134 Tallinn, Estonia

1.6. Contact email address E-mail address of the contact points for the data or metadata.

meri.lindroth@stat.ee

1.7. Contact phone number The telephone number of the contact points for the data or metadata.

+372 625 8465

2. Metadata update The date on which the metadata element was inserted or modified in the database.

2.1. Metadata last certified Date of the latest certification provided by the domain manager to confirm that the metadata posted are still up-to-date, even if the content has not been amended.

15/06/2017

2.2. Metadata last update Date of last update of the content of the metadata.

15/06/2017

3. Statistical presentation

3.1. Data description Main characteristics of the data set described in an easily understandable manner, referring to the data and indicators disseminated.

The main indicators of tourism satellite accounts: tourism output, tourism gross value added, net taxes on tourism products, tourism GDP and tourism gross fixed capital formation

Tourism employment

3.2. Classification system Arrangement or division of objects into groups based on characteristics which the objects have in common.

Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2

Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Economic Community (CPA 2008)

3.3. Sector coverage Main economic or other sectors covered by the statistics.

All economic activities

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions Statistical characteristics of statistical observations.

Domestic tourism – activities of resident visitors travelling in Estonia and visiting places outside their usual environment.

Domestic visitor – a resident of Estonia who travels within Estonia and visits places outside his/her usual environment.

Inbound tourism – activities of non-resident visitors travelling to and staying in Estonia.

Internal tourism – tourism that includes domestic and inbound tourism.

Job – explicit or implicit contract between a person and a resident institutional unit to perform work in return for compensation for a defined period or until further notice. It also includes the second, third, etc. job of the same person. In tourism satellite accounts it is assumed that the performed work is directly related to visitors services.

Non-resident – all persons not listed under “resident”.

Non-resident visitor – a person who travels outside his/her residence country and usual environment for a period not exceeding 12 consecutive months and whose main purpose of visit is not a remunerated activity at destination.

Non-specific industry – industry that is not characteristic or connected with tourism, but could include products consumed by visitors.

Non-specific product – product that is not defined as tourism specific product, but could be consumed by visitors.

Resident – Estonian citizens residing in Estonia; aliens residing in Estonia with a permanent residence permit or with a temporary residence permit for at least one year; Estonian citizens studying or receiving medical treatment abroad, regardless of the length of studies or medical treatment; diplomats, military personnel, staff of consular and other representative offices as well as their family members staying abroad and enjoying immunity and diplomatic privileges; ship crews, seasonal and border workers, regardless of the duration of their residence on the territory of a foreign country.

Tourism – activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside one’s usual environment for not more than 12 consecutive months for leisure, business or other purposes.

Tourism characteristic industry – an industry where its characteristic products represent a significant share of tourism consumption.

Tourism characteristic product – a product that represents a significant share of tourism consumption.

Tourism connected industry – an industry where products connected with tourism are easily identified and consumed by visitors.

Tourism connected product – a product that is not defined as tourism characteristic product but represents a certain share in tourism consumption.

Tourism consumption – the total consumption expenditure of visitors during the trip and at destination.

Tourism specific product – tourism characteristic product or tourism connected product.

Visitor – a person travelling to a place out of his/her usual environment for less than 12 consecutive months and whose main purpose of visit is not a remunerated activity at the destination.

3.5. Statistical unit Entity for which information is sought and for which statistics are ultimately compiled.

Industry

3.6. Statistical population The total membership or population or "universe" of a defined class of people, objects or events.

Not applicable

FRAME

Not applicable

3.7. Reference area The country or geographic area to which the measured statistical phenomenon relates.

Estonia as a whole

3.8. Time coverage The length of time for which data are available.

2000–…

Tourism employment 2003–…

3.9. Base period The period of time used as the base of an index number, or to which a constant series refers.

Not applicable

4. Unit of measure The unit in which the data values are measured.

Financial data – million euros

Jobs – number

5. Reference period The period of time or point in time to which the measured observation is intended to refer.

Year

6. Institutional mandate

6.1. Legal acts and other agreements Legal acts or other formal or informal agreements that assign responsibility as well as the authority to an agency for the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistics.

DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS

Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)

Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 of 25 June 1996 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the Community

OTHER LEGAL ACTS

Not available

OTHER AGREEMENTS

Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)

7. Confidentiality A property of data indicating the extent to which their unauthorised disclosure could be prejudicial or harmful to the interest of the source or other relevant parties.

7.1. Confidentiality - policy Legislative measures or other formal procedures which prevent unauthorised disclosure of data that identify a person or economic entity either directly or indirectly.

The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34 and § 35 of the Official Statistics Act.

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment Rules applied for treating the data set to ensure statistical confidentiality and prevent unauthorised disclosure.

The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia: https://www.stat.ee/66485.

8. Release policy Rules for disseminating statistical data to interested parties.

8.1. Release calendar The schedule of statistical release dates.

Notifications about dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. Every year on 1 October, the release times of the Statistical Database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications for the following year are announced in the release calendar (in case of publications – the release month).

8.2. Release calendar access Access to the release calendar information.

https://www.stat.ee/release-calendar

8.3. User access The policy for release of the data to users, the scope of dissemination (e.g. to the public, to selected users), how users are informed that the data are being released, and whether the policy determines the dissemination of statistical data to all users.

All users have been granted equal access to official statistics: dissemination dates of official statistics are announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) is provided access to official statistics before other users. Official statistics are first published in the Statistical Database. If there is also a news release, it is published simultaneously with data in the Statistical Database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8:00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calendar.

9. Frequency of dissemination The time interval at which the statistics are disseminated over a given time period.

Annual

10. Accessibility and clarity

10.1. News release Regular or ad-hoc press releases linked to the data.

Not published

10.2. Publications Regular or ad-hoc publications in which the data are made available to the public.

Not published

10.3. Online database Information about on-line databases in which the disseminated data can be accessed.

Data are published under the subject area “Economy / National accounts” in the Statistical Database at http://pub.stat.ee.

10.4. Microdata access Information on whether micro-data are also disseminated.

The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34, § 35, § 36, § 37, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes: https://www.stat.ee/dokumendid/51669.

10.5. Other References to the most important other data dissemination done.

Not used

10.6. Documentation on methodology Descriptive text and references to methodological documents available.

European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010)

Eurostat Methodologies and Working papers – Tourism Satellite Accounts in the European Union and Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework (2008)

10.7. Quality documentation Documentation on procedures applied for quality management and quality assessment.

Not available

11. Quality management Systems and frameworks in place within an organisation to manage the quality of statistical products and processes.

11.1. Quality assurance All systematic activities implemented that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that the processes will fulfil the requirements for the statistical output.

To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements in § 7. “Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.

11.2. Quality assessment Overall assessment of data quality, based on standard quality criteria.

Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process; this information can take many forms, including feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees. This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.

12. Relevance The degree to which statistical information meet current and potential needs of the users.

12.1. User needs Description of users and their respective needs with respect to the statistical data.

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EAS Estonian Tourist Board

Users’ suggestions and information about taking these into account are available on the website of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.

12.2. User satisfaction Measures to determine user satisfaction.

Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys.

All results are available on the website at https://www.stat.ee/user-surveys.

12.3. Completeness The extent to which all statistics that are needed are available.

In compliance with the rules (regulations)

13. Accuracy and reliability Accuracy: closeness of computations or estimates to the exact or true values that the statistics were intended to measure.
Reliability: closeness of the initial estimated value to the subsequent estimated value.

13.1. Overall accuracy Assessment of accuracy, linked to a certain data set or domain, which is summarising the various components.

The accuracy of source data is monitored based on the assessment of reliability of the data source methodology and adherence to the methodological recommendations.

13.2. Sampling error That part of the difference between a population value and an estimate thereof, derived from a random sample, which is due to the fact that only a subset of the population is enumerated.

Not applicable

13.3. Non-sampling error Error in survey estimates which cannot be attributed to sampling fluctuations.

Not measured

14. Timeliness and punctuality

14.1. Timeliness Length of time between data availability and the event or phenomenon they describe.

The data are published 1,440 days after the end of the reference year (T + 1440).

14.2. Punctuality Time lag between the actual delivery of the data and the target date when it should have been delivered.

The data have been published at the time announced in the release calendar.

15. Coherence and comparability

15.1. Comparability - geographical The extent to which statistics are comparable between geographical areas.

The data are comparable with the data of other European Union countries.

15.2. Comparability - over time The extent to which statistics are comparable or reconcilable over time.

The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is compiled according to EMTAK 2008 (NACE Rev.2) and CPA 2008, and is comparable over time from 2008 onwards. TSAs for 2000–2007 have been compiled according to EMTAK 2003 (NACE Rev.1.1) and CPA 2002.

In September 2014, Statistics Estonia replaced ESA 95 with the ESA 2010 methodology. Tourism Satellite Accounts for 2011 are compiled according to the ESA 2010.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with those obtained through other data sources or statistical domains.

As there is no connection with other fields, cross-sectoral coherence is difficult to assess.

15.4. Coherence - internal The extent to which statistics are consistent within a given data set.

The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.

16. Cost and burden Cost associated with the collection and production of a statistical product and burden on respondents.

17. Data revision Any change in a value of a statistic released to the public.

17.1. Data revision - policy Policy aimed at ensuring the transparency of disseminated data, whereby preliminary data are compiled that are later revised.

The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the dissemination policy of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/dissemination-policy.

17.2. Data revision - practice Information on the data revision practice.

Not applicable

18. Statistical processing

18.1. Source data Characteristics and components of the raw statistical data used for compiling statistical aggregates.

SURVEY DATA

Not used

ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

The Estonian Tax and Customs Board provides data on income and social tax, unemployment insurance premiums and contributions to mandatory funded pension collected with form TSD and Annexes 4 and 5 to form TSD.

Balance of Payments data are received from Eesti Pank.

DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES

Data from statistical activities 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)”, 21408 “Supply and use tables”, 21409 “Input-output tables”, 22101 “Accommodation”, 40202 “Tourism Survey”, 40203 “Household Budget Survey” and 40701 “Labour Force Survey” are used.

18.2. Frequency of data collection Frequency with which the source data are collected.

Annual

18.3. Data collection Systematic process of gathering data for official statistics.

Data from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board are received via X-Road and an FTP server, data from Eesti Pank by e-mail.

18.4. Data validation Process of monitoring the results of data compilation and ensuring the quality of statistical results.

Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data. Before data dissemination, internal coherence of the data is checked.

18.5. Data compilation Operations performed on data to derive new information according to a given set of rules.

Collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculation of additional indicators.

18.6. Adjustment The set of procedures employed to modify statistical data to enable it to conform to national or international standards or to address data quality differences when compiling specific data sets.

Not applied

19. Comments Supplementary descriptive text which can be attached to data or metadata.

Voluntary transmission of Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) data to Eurostat