Adult Education Survey (household survey)
Statistical activity code: 40309
Participation in adult education by sex, age group, mother tongue, educational level, region, place of residence, social status and household’s net income.
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO 08)
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
International Standard Codes for the Representation of the Names of Countries (ISO 3166)
Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages (ISO 639-2)
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Classification of Ethnicities
Covered sectors according to the Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE, Rev. 2:
D, E – Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
S, T, U – Other activities
Basic level of computer skills – ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs, to copy files/folders or change their location, etc.
Employed person – a person who during the reference period
- worked and was paid as a wage earner, entrepreneur or a freelancer;
- worked without direct payment in a family enterprise or on his/her own farm;
- was temporarily absent from work.
Expert level of computer skills – ability to write computer programs, solve software and hardware problems if a computer does not work as it should, etc.
Foreign language – a language that is not a mother tongue.
Formal education – general, vocational and higher education. Formal education is organisationally ensured, based on national curricula, and a certificate or diploma is given at its completion.
Labour market training – professional training organised for unemployed persons, where the persons receive or develop professional or other skills which facilitate their employment.
Minimum wages (salaries) – minimum monthly pay (in 2016, 430 euros).
Mother tongue – the first language that is spoken in early childhood. One person may have more than one mother tongue.
Participation in adult education – participation of persons aged 20–64 in formal education (general, vocational and higher education), training, courses, seminars, workshops, on-the-job training and private lessons; as well as self-study or intentional self-development.
Primary sector – agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing.
Proficient level of computer skills – ability to format text, create graphs with spreadsheet programs, install simpler devices and programs, etc.
Rural settlement – a small town and village.
Secondary sector – mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity, gas and water supply, construction.
Self-study or intentional self-development – purposeful improvement of knowledge and skills among family, at the work place and in everyday life. This includes learning from a family member, friend or colleague, intentional self-development using printed sources, computer or the media, learning from a guide while sightseeing or visiting museums and visiting libraries and learning centres in order to improve one’s knowledge and skills. Self-development obtained through studies in formal education system or through participation in training courses should not be considered as a type of self-development activity.
Tertiary sector – trade, services, etc.
Training – training (e.g. labour market training, hobby training, work-related training), course, seminar, workshop, on-the-job training and private lessons.
Urban settlement – a city, city without municipal status and town.
Permanent residents of Estonia aged 20–64, excluding persons living in institutions (children’s homes, care homes, monasteries, convents, etc.)
The list of permanent residents of Estonia based on the 2011 Population and Housing Census and the population register
Administrative and settlement units
2007, 2011, 2016
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning
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
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 32, § 34, § 35, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act.
Only estimates which are based on 20 or more respondents are published in the Statistical Database of Statistics Estonia.
Notifications about the 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 the case of publications – the release month).
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.
The news release is published when new data are released.
Data are published under the subject area “Social life / Education” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
Data serve as input for statistical activity 50101 “Regional development”.
Adult Education Survey Manual (draft), Eurostat
A quality report corresponding to requirements is sent to Eurostat.
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.
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 Education and Research
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Ministry of Social Affairs
Users’ suggestions and information about taking these into account are available on the website of Statistics Estonia at http://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys. All results are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section User surveys.
In compliance with the rules (regulations)
The type of survey and the data collection methods ensure sufficient coverage and timeliness.
The error due to probability sampling is estimated.
Eurostat and the national statistical insituties try to reduce non-sampling errors through continuous methodological and survey process improvements, e.g. by adopting computer-assisted price collection, which can help to avoid coding and typing errors.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the section Principles of dissemination of official statistics of the website of Statistics Estonia.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.
Total population is 840,000 objects. The sample includes 6,000 objects.
Data has been collected by stratified random sampling by age and sex.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Over five years
Data are collected from individuals. The methods used for collecting the data include a telephone interview (CATI) and a face-to-face interview (CAPI). The interviews are conducted by Statistics Estonia's telephone interviewers with relevant training. The Survey Fieldwork Information System is used to manage and monitor data collection. The questionnaires have been designed to be filled in electronically by the respondent. The information related to data submission is available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
The data are collected with the official statistical questionnaire “Eesti täiskasvanute koolitus”.
The validation process consists of arithmetic and quality checks, including comparison with other data. Before data dissemination, the internal coherence of the data is checked.
The Estonian adult education survey includes approximately 6,000 people aged 20–64 sampled randomly from the population of Estonia.
In the case of missing or unreliable data, estimate imputation based on established regulations is used.
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.
For statistical units weights are calculated, which are used to expand the data of the sample survey to the total population. Expansion of the data is based on the estimated population of 1 January of the reference year. All data for the total population from expanding the sample are estimates of actual parameters.
Microdata are aggregated to the level necessary for analysis. This includes aggregating the data according to the classification, and calculating various statistical measures, e.g. average, median, dispersion, etc.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.