Passenger transport by road (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 22030
Passenger transport by bus (number of passengers, and passenger traffic volume) on county lines, city routes, rural routes, distance domestic routes, international routes, occasional services domestic and international occasional service as well traffic of trams and trolley buses.
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Road transport enterprises, NACE Rev 2 493 and 494
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.
Highway line – passenger transport line, the road is located in different counties.
International traffic – the origin and/or destination point is outside of Estonia.
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.
Road transport enterprises
List of active enterprises whose main activity is urban and suburban passenger land transport, taxi operation, other passenger land transport n.e.c., freight transport by road and removal services. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
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The news release „Transport” once a year. The news release can be viewed on the website http//www.stat.ee/news-releases.
„Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia”
Data are published under the heading „Economy/ Transport” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
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Data serve as input for statistical activities 10405 „Air pollution”, 21408 „Supply and use tables” and 22029 „General data of transport”, 21401 „Annual national accounts”and 21405 „Quarterly national accounts”.
Glossary for Transport Statistics (prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, ITF and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
Published in the Statistical Database, table TC40: Population, sample and respondents of transport enterprises.
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In compliance with the rules (regulations).
The data comply with the definitions of the Eurostat/OECD/UNECE Common Questionnaire on transport.
The data are comparable across time.
Comparable with other transport modes same indicators.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent. Higher-level aggregations are derived from detailed data according to pre-defined procedures.
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The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, if errors are discovered, if new or better data become available within a year from the end of the reference period.
Total population involves 1,500 objects. The sample includes 480 objects. Complete enumeration is applied in the case of enterprises whose main activities are passenger transport by road. In transport of goods by road all enterprises with 20 or more employees are enumerated completely. The rest of enterprises have been sampled.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data are collected through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission) and from administrative data sources. eSTAT is also used to monitor the completion of questionnaires. The questionnaires have been designed for completion in eSTAT by the respondents themselves and they include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on Statistics Estonia’s website at http://www.stat.ee/andmete-esitamine (in Estonian). Data are collected with the quarterly statistical questionnaires „Maanteetransport” and „Tramm-troll”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
In case of missing or unreliable data, the estimates are imputed according to the relevant guidelines. The data of non-responding enterprises with fewer than 20 employees are replaced with the respective average for similar enterprises or with the data for the previous period. The data of non-responding enterprises with 20 or more employees are replaced with the data for the previous period.
The variables and statistical units which were not collected directly but are required for output generation are calculated. In order to calculate new variables, mathematical expressions are applied to existing variables. The process may be repeated, i.e. a derived variable may be based on other derived new variables. Weights are calculated for the statistical units which are used to expand the data of the sample survey to the population.
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