The development of information and communication technology (ICT) has made life a lot easier. The news is all around us and we no longer have to wait for broadcasts or the newspaper. Accommodation, flight tickets and the taxi can be booked on the computer or smart phone in just a few clicks. Information is available at all times. This facilitates data searching and communication and has revolutionised trade and the provision of services. The introduction of ICT has led to significant changes in the management of enterprises and in production: work processes are faster and more efficient. A
On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Statistics Estonia announces competition "Andmepärl 2021" to find last year's best Estonian data story and infographic. One of the goals of Statistics Estonia is to improve data literacy in the society. In order to promote using and interpreting data, we have launched a competition that recognises the best uses of data. There are two competition categories: best data story and best infographic. Since 2011, Statistics Estonia has also awarded Albert Pullerits prize for young statisticians. Best data story is a recognition given to an individual, group
This week, 6–10 September 2021, external experts will be visiting the Tallinn office of Statistics Estonia. The experts will evaluate the production of official statistics in Estonia against the quality requirements of Eurostat (the statistical office of the European Union) and against the European Statistics Code of Practice.
This year, Statistics Estonia awards the 11th young statistician’s prize named after Albert Pullerits. The prize is given to one young student whose Bachelor's or Master's thesis applies or develops a statistical method.
On 1 March 2021, it will be one hundred years since intentional and purposeful data collection for official statistics started in Estonia. Young Estonia, which had achieved independence in 1918, faced the task of evaluating all its resources, incl. the population, and developing a statistical system that would allow to continuously observe the economy as well as social life. This task was radically different from what was required in the provinces of czarist Russia, where all reporting (in addition to being in Russian and pro-Russian) was subordinated to the interests of the empire, and