Title of statistical activity: Urban audit
Code of statistical activity: 50104
- Metadata update
- Statistical presentation
- Unit of measure
- Reference period
- Institutional mandate
- Release policy
- Frequency of dissemination
- Accessibility and clarity
- Quality management
- Accuracy and reliability
- Timeliness and punctuality
- Coherence and comparability
- Cost and burden
- Data revision
- Statistical processing
1.2. Contact organisation unit An addressable subdivision of an organisation.
Methodology and Analysis Department
1.3. Contact name The name of the contact points for the data or metadata.
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.
1.7. Contact phone number The telephone number of the contact points for the data or metadata.
+372 625 8474
2.2. Metadata last update Date of last update of the content of the metadata.
3. Statistical presentation
Population by sex, age and nationality, households by type and place of residence, number of conventional dwellings, average price for buying an apartment and rent for housing, number of live births and deaths, labour force by sex and age, employed persons by sex and age, unemployed persons by sex, number of companies, household income, number of students in higher education by sex, share of early school leavers from education and training by sex, municipal waste generated, use of water, number of bed-places and nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments, number of private cars registered, number of cinema seats, theatres and public libraries, cinema attendance and museum visits, population and area at LAU2 level
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS)
3.3. Sector coverage Main economic or other sectors covered by the statistics.
The statistical activity covers the main fields of statistics – environment, population, economy and social life.
3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions Statistical characteristics of statistical observations.
The main definitions are available in Eurostat’s publication “Methodological Manual on City Statistics”.
Person, household, dwelling, economic unit, accommodation establishment
Cities with a population over 50,000, LAU2 regions
Estonia as a whole
Tallinn, Tartu and Narva cities
Harju and Tartu counties
3.8. Time coverage The length of time for which data are available.
1991, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2007–2009, 2010–2012, 2013–2014, 2015–2016
Various units of measure
6. Institutional mandate
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
All data supply on urban statistics is based on a voluntary agreement, as there is no Community legislation yet on this topic.
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.
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.
10. Accessibility and clarity
10.1. News release Regular or ad-hoc press releases linked to the data.
Data are published under the subject area “Cities (Urban Audit)” in the Eurostat database at http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/cities/data/database.
10.4. Microdata access Information on whether micro-data are also disseminated.
10.5. Other References to the most important other data dissemination done.
2011 Population and Housing Census. Methodology
The Estonian Social Survey. Methodological Report
Estonian Labour Force Survey 1995–2012. Methodology
Methodological Manual on City Statistics
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.
Ministry of Finance
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.
To be determined in the process of development.
The accuracy of source data is monitored.
Eurostat and the national statistical institutes try to reduce non-sampling errors through continuous methodological improvements and survey process improvements, e.g. by adopting computer-assisted data collection, which can help to avoid coding and typing errors.
14. Timeliness and punctuality
The data collected on time are transmitted to Eurostat. The data are published on Eurostat website.
15. Coherence and comparability
Most data are comparable across countries, since the survey is based on a common methodology. If there are any differences, explanations are added to the data.
The data are comparable over time.
When comparing data from different fields, coherence issues should be taken into account.
15.4. Coherence - internal The extent to which statistics are consistent within a given data set.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.
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.
18. Statistical processing
Data on costs of monthly ticket of public transport and taxi ride are received from the city governments of Tallinn, Tartu and Narva.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 10302 “Water use“, 10401 “Waste management”, 20902 “Statistics of economic units”, 22025 “Traffic accidents”, 22027 “Registered motor vehicles“, 22101 “Accommodation”, 30101 “Population”, 30205 “Vital events. Deaths and causes of death”, 30206 “Vital events. Births”, 40009 “Income, poverty and material deprivation“, 40205 “Living conditions”, 40310 “Formal education”, 40407 “Museum“, 40410 “Public library“, 40414 “Theatre“, 40701 “Labour Force Survey” and 50101 “Regional development“ are used.
18.2. Frequency of data collection Frequency with which the source data are collected.
18.3. Data collection Systematic process of gathering data for official statistics.
Data from administrative sources are received as Excel files.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculation of additional indicators.
The statistical activity is based on Eurostat’s two-year grant, where the variables to be collected and the reference period are determined.