Information technology in households
Statistical activity code: 20506
Households with Internet connection at home by type of household, place of residence and type of Internet connection
Households without Internet connection at home by place of residence and reason for not having Internet
Computer and Internet users aged 16–74 by group of individuals, place of residence and location of use
Users of Internet commerce aged 16–74 by group of individuals and place of residence
Individuals aged 16–74 buying/ordering on the Internet by type of goods/services and place of residence
Individuals aged 16–74 by group of individuals, place of residence and Internet use skills
Internet users aged 16–74 by place of residence and purpose of using the Internet
International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO 08)
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages (ISO 639-2)
Classification of Ethnicities 2013
Estonian residents aged 16–74 and their households
Adult – a household member aged 16 and above.
Cable TV – the signal (TV programs) is received by means of a cable connection.
Child – a household member aged 0–15 years.
Desktop computer – stationary computer that has a keyboard and a monitor, usually on a desk.
Digital TV – the signal (TV programs) is received digitally and converted by a special converter for ordinary TV.
Employed – a person who during the reference periood
- worked and was paid as a salaried employee, entrepreneur or freelancer;
- worked without direct payment in a family enterprise or on his/her own farm;
- was temporarily absent from work.
Fixed wireless broadband connection – technologies that allow connection to the Internet via air at a fixed location, e.g. WiFi and WiMax.
Game console – an electronic device for game play, which usually uses TV as a monitor (e.g. Sony PlayStation, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox).
Handheld computer – a computer that is small enough to be held in one's hand with a small keyboard or touch screen.
Household – a group of people who live in a common main dwelling (at the same address) and share joint financial and/or food resources and whose members consider themselves to be one household. Household can also consist of one member only. Households are divided by the number of adults and the existence of children.
Internet – a global system of linked computer networks that allows data communication services such as remote log-in, file transfer, electronic mail, etc. The Internet is also the foundation for the World Wide Web.
Internet commerce (e-commerce) – transactions of buying and selling on the Internet.
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) – a digital network of integrated services; an international communications standard that allows the transmission of several data streams simultaneously over telephone lines.
Modem – a device that connects the computer to a telephone line and converts computer’s digital signals into analog signals at the sender’s end and vice versa at the receiver’s end.
Not in the labour force / inactive population – persons who do not wish or are not able to work.
Other fixed broadband connection – wired Internet connection that do not belong under DSL technologies (transmitted over telephone lines), e.g. Internet connection via a cable TV Network.
Portable computer – portable computer with built-in keyboard and display.
Rural settlements – small towns and villages.
Satellite TV – the signal (TV programs) is received by a parabolic antenna.
Unemployed – a person who fulfils the following three conditions:
- he or she is without work (does not work anywhere at the moment and is not temporarily absent from work);
- he or she is currently (within two weeks) available for work if work is found;
- he or she is actively seeking work.
Urban settlements – cities, cities without municipal status and towns.
xDSL (... Digital Subscriber Line: ADSL, SDSL, etc.) – asymmetric, symmetric, etc. digital subscriber line; a family of technologies which allow high bandwidth services to be transmitted over telephone lines.
Permanent residents of Estonia aged 16–74 and their household members, excluding persons living in institutions (children’s homes, care homes, monasteries, convents, etc.)
A list of 16–74-year-old permanent residents of Estonia compiled on the basis of the population and housing census (2011) and the Population Register
Estonia as a whole
Urban and rural settlements
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/256 of 16 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing a multiannual rolling planning (Text with EEA relevance)
Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 October 2019 establishing a common framework for European statistics relating to persons and households, based on data at individual level collected from samples, amending Regulations (EC) No 808/2004, (EC) No 452/2008 and (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 (Text with EEA relevance)
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
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The news release “Information technology in enterprises and households” once a year. The news release can be viewed on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Uudiskiri (in Estonian).
Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Information technology and communications / Information technology in household” in the following tables:
IT20: Households having a computer and internet connection at home by type of household and place of residence
IT23: Households not having internet connection at home by place of residence and reason for not having the internet
IT32: Computer and internet users aged 16-74 by group of individuals
IT35: Users of e-commerce aged 16-74 by group of individuals and last online purchase
IT36: Users of e-commerce aged 16-74 by place of residence and goods/services
IT38: Internet users aged 16-74 by place of residence and purpose of using the internet
IT381: Internet users aged 16-74 by group of individuals and using website or app to arrange a service from another individual
IT41: Computer users aged 16-74 by computer skill and group of individuals
IT42: Computer and internet users aged 16-74 by group of individuals and frequency of computer/internet use during the last three months
IT43: Users of e-commerce aged 16-74 by group of individuals, seller’s country of location and goods/services bought
IT431: Users of e-commerce aged 16-74 by group of individuals, frequency of buying/ordering and expenditure during the last three months
IT44: 16-74-year-old internet users having avoided internet activities in the previous 12 months due to security risks by group of individuals
IT45: 16-74-year-old internet users having made backups of files on external storage devices or on internet storage space by group of individuals
IT46: Knowledge of internet cookies and their limitation in browser among 16–74 year old internet users by group of individuals
IT47: 16-74 year olds having experienced security risks when using the internet in the previous 12 months by group of individuals
IT621: Persons using the internet with portable devices away from home and work by group of individuals and device/internet connection
and under the subject area “Social life / Households / Household living conditions / Information technology in household” in the following tables:
IT21: Households having internet connection at home by type of household and type of internet connection (2005-2016)
IT211: Households having internet connection at home by place of residence and type of internet connection (2005-2016)
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Data serve as input for statistical activity 50101 “Regional development”.
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At the Estonian level, the data are georgraphically comparable across counties and Tallinn. At the European level, data are geographically comparable by country, population density and rate of urbalisation. The questions and concepts used in the survey, and the data are comparable at the European level; differences occur in Estonian national questions.
The data are comparable over time. The differences in data for 2013 and 2014 can be caused by changes in methodology due to transition from survey conducted as part of the Labour Force Survey to a separate survey.
There is no connection with other fields.
Due to rounding, the sums received by adding numbers in tables are not always equal with the total. The difference can be up to some last decimal places.
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The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.
The population is 1,102,000 persons aged 15 and above. The sample includes 6,500 persons. The type of sampling is simple random stratified sampling by place of residence.
The data on loss of capacity for work and on degree of disability are received from the Social Insurance Board.
The data on a person’s highest level of education completed according to ISCED 2011 (International Standard Classification of Education) are received from Statistics Estonia’s population base (which is based on educational data of different national registers).
The data on a person’s ethnic nationality, citizenship and country of birth are received from the statistical person’s register of Statistics Estonia (which is based on data of different national registers).
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
The data are collected from persons. Data colletcion methods are computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI) and computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). Computer-assisted telephone interviews are conducted by accordingly trained telephone interviewers of Statistics Estonia. Observation fieldwork information system (VVIS) is used in order to manage and monitor the data collection process. The questionnaires are designed to be completed on the computer by the interviewer. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
The data are collected with the official statistics quarterly questionnaire “Information technology in households and by individuals”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data. Before data dissemination, data internal coherence is checked.
In the case of missing or unreliable data, estimate imputation based on established regulations will be used.
Variables and statistical units which were not collected but which are necessary for producing the output are calculated or linked with statistical register of persons. New variables are calculated by applying arithmetic conversion to already existing variables. This may be done repeatedly, the derived variable may, in turn, be based on previously derived new variables.
Weights are calculated for statistical units and the data collected by a sample survey are expanded to the whole population.
Microdata are aggregated to the level necessary for analysis. This includes aggregation of the data according to the classification and calculating various statistical measures, e.g. average, median, dispersion, etc. Only estimates which are based on 20 or more respondents are published.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.