Transport of passengers and goods by transport enterprises
Statistical activity code: 22029
Passenger transport and passenger traffic volume, transport of goods and freight turnover by type of transport
Population and sample of transport enterprises and respondents by type of transport
Passenger transport by bus (number of passengers and passenger traffic volume) on county routes, urban routes, rural routes, domestic long-distance routes, international routes, domestic occasional services and international occasional services, bus route mileage and low-floor bus route mileage
In statistical database tables TC101, TC121, TC40 the data of economically active transport enterprises (according to main activity), which have been included into the statistical register of economically active units compiled on the basis of business register, are published.
In table TC541 the data of economically active bus transport enterprises (according to its main activity), which have been included into the statistical register of economically active units compiled on the basis of business register, are published.
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Transport enterprises NACE 49–51 (excl. 494), enterprises and individuals owning road freight vehicles
County line – passenger transportation by local county lines, the road of the start and end point are located in the same administrative territory of the county. The county line includes the public, commercial and special line transport.
Domestic traffic – the origin and the destination point are inside of Estonia.
Enterprise – an enterprise consists of one or more companies (public limited company, private limited company, limited partnership, general partnership, commercial association) or branches of foreign companies or sole proprietors. Water transport statistics do not cover branches of foreign companies and sole proprietors.
Freight turnover (in tonne-kilometres) – one tonne-kilometre is the transport of one tonne of goods across a distance of one kilometre.
Highway line – passenger transport line, the road is located in different counties.
International traffic – the origin and/or destination point is outside of Estonia.
Loading – loading of cargo on to the ship in the reporting port. Transit goods are included.
Municipal line – passenger transportation by local municipal lines, the road of the initial and end point are located in the administrative territory of the municipal. The municipal line includes the public, commercial and special line transport.
Non-scheduled traffic – customer transporter or transport initiative formed a group of passengers between the carrier and the customer order or contract.
Passenger traffic volume (in passenger-kilometres) – one passenger-kilometre is the transport of one person across a distance of one kilometre.
Urban transport – passenger transportation by local urban lines, the road of the initial and end point are located in the administrative territory of the town. The urban line includes the public, commercial and special line transport.
Volume of transport – to estimate the volume of transport, the variables – the total number of carried passengers and passenger traffic volume (in passenger-kilometres) – are used. To measure the amount of goods, the variables – the amount of goods (in tonnes) and freight turnover (in tonne-kilometres) – are used.
Enterprise, road freight vehicle
Transport enterprises, road freight vehicles registered in the Traffic Register of the Road Administration which have a payload of over 3,500 kg (categories N2 and N3) and which are not older than 25 years
List of active enterprises whose main activity is passenger and freight transport. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes. List of road freight vehicles which have a payload of over 3,500 kg and which are not older than 25 years. The list is generated from the Traffic Register of Road Administration and from the Register of Economic activities quarterly.
Estonia as a whole
Passenger transport, passenger traffic volume, transport of goods and freight turnover by type of transport 2001–…
Passenger transport by bus on local and long-distance routes 2000–…
Population, sample and respondents of transport enterprises 2010–…
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
REGULATION (EU) 2018/974 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 4 July 2018 on statistics of goods transport by inland waterways (codification)
REGULATION (EU) 2016/1954 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 October 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 1365/2006 on statistics of goods transport by inland waterways as regards the conferral of delegated and implementing powers on the Commission for the adoption of certain measures
REGULATION (EC) No 1365/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 6 September 2006 on statistics of goods transport by inland waterways and repealing Council Directive 80/1119/EEC
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 425/2007 of 19 April 2007 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1365/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on statistics of goods transport by inland waterways
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations (UN)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Transport Forum (ITF)
International Road Federation (IRF)
UNECE, ITF and Eurostat Common Questionnaire for Transport Statistics Gentlemen's Agreement
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Published in the Statistical Database, table TC40: Population, sample and respondents of transport enterprises
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The type of survey and the data collection methods ensure sufficient coverage and timeliness.
The error due to probability sampling is estimated for road transport indicators. In case of the other types of transport, a census is used and thus there are no sampling errors.
The response rates in different groups are published in the Statistical Database.
The data are comparable to data of other European Union countries because common methodology has been used for transport statistics.
The data are comparable over time because of the common methodology used in the time series. Data on carriage of goods by road are comparable over time since 2017 when the source data are data of the statistical activity 22003 “Transport of goods by road”.
The data on freight and passenger transport volume are comparable to the same data in other activities of transport statistics. The data on freight and passenger transport by road have been collected by a sample survey and are therefore estimates.
The data are made internally coherent by using common methodology in data collection and the same rules of data aggregation.
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The population is 780 objects. The sample includes 250 objects. Census is used in the case of enterprises whose main activities are railway transport, water and air transport as well as passenger transport by land routes, as well as other passenger transport by land and taxi service enterprises with 10 or more persons employed. For the rest of enterprises, stratified random sampling has been applied by economic activity and number of persons employed.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 22003 “Transport of goods by road”, 22015 “Transport by railway”, 22031 “Water transport” and 22032 “Air transport” are used.
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 the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
Data are collected with the official statistics quarterly questionnaires “Road transport”, “Tram-trolleybus” and “Inland waterway transport”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
In the case of missing or unreliable data, estimate imputation based on established regulations will be used. The data for road transport enterprises (with up to 20 persons employed) who did not submit data will be replaced with the average data of similar enterprises or with data from an earlier period; the data of enterprises with 20 or more persons employed will be replaced with data from an earlier period; weights are calculated for statistical units and used for expanding the sample survey data to the total population.
Variables and statistical units which were not collected but which are necessary for producing the output are calculated. 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.
Microdata are aggregated to the level necessary for analysis. This includes aggregating the data according to the classification, and calculating various statistical measures.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.
As of 2016, the statistical activity 22029 “Transport of passengers and goods by transport enterprises” is merged with the following statistical activities which have similar output indicators: 22029 “General data of transport” and 22030 “Passenger transport by road”.
As of 2016, bus route mileage and low-floor bus route mileage are published. Since 2017, the national component of road freight transport in the statistical activity has been reduced (decrease in the collection of data, but the composition of published data does not change). The data of the statistical activity 22003 “Transport of goods by road” are used as input.