Statistics Estonia revised the data of internal migration for 2011

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Posted on 29 October 2012, 10:00

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2011, 36,137 persons changed their place of residence which is 2,407 people less than the data published in May showed. Due to the revision of internal migration data the population figure of several local governments changed.

Migration statistics are based on the data from the Population Register. “The Population Register updated its information system as a result of which there was a technical failure in the transmission of the internal migration data to Statistics Estonia and many of the internal migration events doubled,” explained the reason for revision a Leading Statistician Helerin Rannala. “Now the necessary revisions have been made and internal migration has been corrected,” she added.

“When due to the incorrect data the biggest loss in population was in Tartu and Pärnu cities, then after the revision we can say that Tartu and Kohtla-Järve cities lost the biggest number of population because of internal migration (471 and 294 persons, respectively),” said Ms Rannala. “Tallinn is still the city that won most of the population (2,299 persons),” she explained.

The biggest numeric changes due to revision occurred in Tallinn, Pärnu and Viljandi cities and in Harku, Kiili, Paikuse, Sauga, Kohila, Tartu and Pärsti rural municipalities.

Estonia’s internal migration, 2011
  Immigration Emigration Net migration
Preliminary Revised Preliminary Revised Preliminary Revised
Harku rural municipality 1 507 954 595 591 912 363
Tartu rural municipality 638 357 88 215 550 142
Kiili rural municipality 546 256 179 184 367 72
Pärsti rural municipality 386 123 204 169 182 -46
Paikuse rural municipality 392 163 134 116 258 47
Kohila rural municipality 388 242 251 236 137 6
Sauga rural municipality 391 262 174 168 217 94
Viljandi city 583 585 713 505 -130 80
Pärnu city 1 075 1 086 1 480 1 264 -405 -178
Tallinn 9 723 9 592 8 293 7 293 1 430 2 299

Internal migration is a change of the place of residence where a person changes the place of residence within Estonia, crossing the county’s, city’s or rural municipality’s borders.

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