The population of Estonia increased last year
According to the initial estimates of Statistics Estonia, the population number of Estonia as at 1 January 2017 was 1,317,800, which is 1,850 persons more than at the same time a year ago.
Employment has increased among the elderly
In 2000–2015, the population of Estonia was in constant decline, but there was an increase in the number and employment of the elderly. Due to the rise in the pensionable age of females, the employment rate of females has increased faster than that of males. While in 2000 five out of ten males aged 55–64 and four out of ten females of the same age were employed, in 2015 the corresponding figures were six out of ten for males and seven out of ten for females.
Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2016. Regional Development in EstoniaThis is an analytical publication on regional development in Estonia, focusing on the level of counties and local government units. In 2016, the publication analyses developments in public health, including the demographic, economic and social trends in rural areas. As usual, the publication follows the achievement of the targets set in the Regional Development Strategy of Estonia. The interpretation of the data is facilitated by the inclusion of the definitions of the main indicators, and methodological explanations. The publication includes a table with the key indicators of local government units.
Residency index and its applications in censuses and population statistics
How to determine the accurate population figure in the context of constantly increasing mobility of people when immigration and emigration is increasingly difficult to monitor and people are not exactly pedantic about registering their place of residence? Statistics Estonia has found a solution in the form of the residency index.