Title of statistical activity: Transport infrastructure

Code of statistical activity: 22026

  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.

Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department

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

Rita Raudjärv

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

Leading Statistician-Methodologist

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.

rita.raudjarv@stat.ee

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

+372 625 9228

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.

08/05/2018

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

08/05/2018

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.

Length of transport routes, length of national roads by type of road cover, number of bridges and viaducts by type of road, railways in the railway traffic register

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

Not used

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

Transport routes

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

Air route – fixed route to direct traffic flow of air traffic.

Basic road – a road that connects cities with one another and cities with main roads.

Inland waterway channel – the most suitable part of the inland waterway, which is published in navigation information and, if necessary, labelled in the wild (until 1994, navigable inland waters).

Lighted street – a street, bridge, square or other place where lighting installations can be found. Lighting installations are not the lights installed in parks or gardens, or lights intended to make the numbers of houses, advertisements, etc. more visible.

Local highway – a road outside cities, towns and small towns that is intended for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Local road – a local highway, street, footpath or cycle track and winter roads set up for local traffic management by the decision of a council of a rural municipality or city council.

Local street – a structure in a city, town or small town that is constructed or adapted for vehicle or pedestrian traffic. The length of the road is one length of the street axis, length of a bridge axis, half length of the perimeter of a square.

Main road – a highway that connects the capital with other major cities, these cities with one another, and the capital and other major cities with important ports, railway junctions and border crossing points.

Other road – other road not specified elsewhere.

Footpath and cycle track (local footpath and cycle track) – a structure constructed or adapted for pedestrian traffic exclusively, for both pedestrians and cyclists, or for cycle traffic exclusively.

Paved street – a street with an area for pedestrian traffic, and also with separately located footpaths and cycle tracks.

Private road – a road situated on immovable property of a legal or natural person and which may be used only with the permission of the owner of the immovable.

Public railway – the railway infrastructure of a railway enterprise, the use of which with regard to basic and extra services and fees, time and other conditions of use, is ensured without discrimination to all railway enterprises for the provision of rail transport services on the basis of and pursuant to the procedure provided for in the Railways Act.

Ramp and connecting road – a structure for traffic management and channelling of traffic flows in the junction area of roads which are grade separated or at the same grade.

Road – a highway, street, footpath, cycle track or other structure for vehicle or pedestrian traffic, which can be owned by the local government or other legal or natural person.

Secondary road – a road that connects cities with towns and small towns, towns and small towns with one another and all of these with main and basic roads.

Street – a structure in a city that is constructed or adapted for vehicle or pedestrian traffic. All streets, squares, permanent bridges, viaducts and tunnels located in the city area are included under the definition of “street”. The length of the road is one length of the street axis, length of a bridge axis, half length of the perimeter of a square.

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

National road, railway, navigable inland waterway, air route

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.

Transport routes 1990–…

Gas pipelines 2002–2016

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.

Length of transport routes – kilometre

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

Not available

OTHER LEGAL ACTS

Not available

OTHER AGREEMENTS

Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

United Nations (UN)

International Transport Forum (ITF)

International Road Federation (IRF)

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.

Not applicable

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

8.1. Release calendar The schedule of statistical release dates.

Notifications about the 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 the 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 / Transport” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.

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

Not applicable

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.

Glossary for Transport Statistics (prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, ITF and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/main/wp6/pdfdocs/glossen4.pdf

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

Quality analysis of the data of the national register of roads

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

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 type of survey and the data collection methods ensure sufficient coverage and timeliness.

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 120 days after the end of the reference year ( T+ 120).

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 comply with the definitions of the Eurostat/OECD/UNECE Common Questionnaire on transport.

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

The data are comparable over time.

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

Not applicable

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.

Cost of statistical activity 0.9 thousand euros (data for 2018)

Total time of filling in reports of the statistical activity, working days: 0.9

Average time of filling in the reports, hours per report:

Raudtee ja veeremi olem ning liiklusõnnetused 3.5

(data for 2016)

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.

The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available within two years from the end of the reference period.

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

Data on railways of the national railway traffic register are received from the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority. The data are collected with the official statistics questionnaire “Railways and railway rolling stock ”. Data on national roads are received from the Estonian Road Administration. Data on inland waterways are received from the Estonian Maritime Administration. Data on air routes are received from the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration.

DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES

Not 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 are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on Statistics Estonia’s website at https://www.stat.ee/andmete-esitamine (in Estonian).

Data are collected with the official statistics annual questionnaire ‟Railway Rolling Stock Entity ”.

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

The data are validated by the data administrator.

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

The 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.

Since 2017, the national component (statistics by counties) of the statistical activity is reduced.

In 2018, data collection with the questionnaire ‟Gas pipelines” is discontinued.