Title of statistical activity: Quarterly accounts of information and communication technology sector (until 2015)
Code of statistical activity: 20504
- Metadata update
- Statistical presentation
- Unit of measure
- Reference period
- Institutional mandate
- Release policy
- Frequency of dissemination
- Accessibility and clarity
- Quality management
- Accuracy and reliability
- Timeliness and punctuality
- Coherence and comparability
- Cost and burden
- Data revision
- Statistical processing
1.1. Contact organisation The name of the organisation of the contact points for the data or metadata.
1.2. Contact organisation unit An addressable subdivision of an organisation.
Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department
1.3. Contact name The name of the contact points for the data or metadata.
1.4. Contact person function The area of technical responsibility of the contact, such as "methodology", "database management" or "dissemination".
1.5. Contact mail address The postal address of the contact points for the data or metadata.
51 Tatari Str, 10134 Tallinn, Estonia
1.6. Contact email address E-mail address of the contact points for the data or metadata.
1.7. Contact phone number The telephone number of the contact points for the data or metadata.
+372 625 9233
2.1. Metadata last certified Date of the latest certification provided by the domain manager to confirm that the metadata posted are still up-to-date, even if the content has not been amended.
2.2. Metadata last update Date of last update of the content of the metadata.
3. Statistical presentation
3.1. Data description Main characteristics of the data set described in an easily understandable manner, referring to the data and indicators disseminated.
Income statement, value added and productivity by number of persons employed in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector
3.2. Classification system Arrangement or division of objects into groups based on characteristics which the objects have in common.
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
3.3. Sector coverage Main economic or other sectors covered by the statistics.
ICT sector: Manufacture of electronic components and boards, Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment, Manufacture of communication equipment, Manufacture of consumer electronics, Manufacture of magnetic and optical media, Wholesale of information and communication equipment, Software publishing, Telecommunications, Computer programming, consultancy and related activities, Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals, Repair of computers and communication equipment
3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions Statistical characteristics of statistical observations.
Information and communications technologies (ICT) sector – economic activities, which are primarily intended to fulfil or enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display. (The definition of OECD is used in order to guarantee the international comparability of the data.)
Information and communications technologies (ICT) manufacturing sector – manufacturing industries, which products are primarily intended to fulfil the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display.
Information and communications technologies (ICT) services sector – manufacturing industries, which services are primarily intended to enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means.
3.5. Statistical unit Entity for which information is sought and for which statistics are ultimately compiled.
Enterprise – company
3.6. Statistical population The total membership or population or "universe" of a defined class of people, objects or events.
Enterprises whose main activity is the manufacture of electronic components and boards; manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment; manufacture of communication equipment; manufacture of consumer electronics; manufacture of magnetic and optical media; wholesale of information and communication equipment; software publishing; telecommunications; computer programming, consultancy and related activities; data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals; repair of computers and communication equipment
List of active enterprises, excluding financial intermediation enterprises. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
3.7. Reference area The country or geographic area to which the measured statistical phenomenon relates.
Estonia as a whole
3.8. Time coverage The length of time for which data are available.
3.9. Base period The period of time used as the base of an index number, or to which a constant series refers.
Financial data – euro
6. Institutional mandate
6.1. Legal acts and other agreements Legal acts or other formal or informal agreements that assign responsibility as well as the authority to an agency for the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistics.
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACT
Official Statistics Act
7.1. Confidentiality - policy Legislative measures or other formal procedures which prevent unauthorised disclosure of data that identify a person or economic entity either directly or indirectly.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34 and § 35 of the Official Statistics Act.
7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment Rules applied for treating the data set to ensure statistical confidentiality and prevent unauthorised disclosure.
The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia: https://www.stat.ee/dokumendid/19410.
8.1. Release calendar The schedule of statistical release dates.
Notifications about the dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. On 1 October each year, the release times of the Statistical Database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications are announced in the release calendar (in case of publications – the release month).
8.2. Release calendar access Access to the release calendar information.
8.3. User access The policy for release of the data to users, the scope of dissemination (e.g. to the public, to selected users), how users are informed that the data are being released, and whether the policy determines the dissemination of statistical data to all users.
All users have been granted an equal access to official statistics: this means that the dissemination dates of official statistics have to be announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) can have access to the official statistics (results of official statistical surveys) before other users. Statistical information is first published in the Statistical Database. In case a news release is published based on the same data, the information provided in the relevant news release is simultaneously published in the Statistical Database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8.00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calender.
10. Accessibility and clarity
10.1. News release Regular or ad-hoc press releases linked to the data.
10.2. Publications Regular or ad-hoc publications in which the data are made available to the public.
10.3. Online database Information about on-line databases in which the disseminated data can be accessed.
Data are published under the heading „Economy/ Information technology and communications” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
10.4. Microdata access Information on whether micro-data are also disseminated.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34, § 35, § 36, § 37, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to micro-data and anonymisation of micro-data are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s „Procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes”: https://www.stat.ee/dokumendid/51669.
10.5. Other References to the most important other data dissemination done.
10.6. Documentation on methodology Descriptive text and references to methodological documents available.
The economic activities of the ICT sector and the main indicators have been defined by the OECD Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS)
10.7. Quality documentation Documentation on procedures applied for quality management and quality assessment.
11.1. Quality assurance All systematic activities implemented that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that the processes will fulfil the requirements for the statistical output.
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, EU Statistics Code of Practice and the ESS Quality Assurance Framework (QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements provided for in § 7. „Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
11.2. Quality assessment Overall assessment of data quality, based on standard quality criteria.
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 includes, among other things, 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.
12.1. User needs Description of users and their respective needs with respect to the statistical data.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Users’ suggestions and information about taking them into account are available on the SE website https://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.
12.2. User satisfaction Measures to determine user satisfaction.
Since 1996 Statistics Estonia conducts reputation surveys and user surveys.
All results are available on the website https://www.stat.ee/user-surveys.
12.3. Completeness The extent to which all statistics that are needed are available.
In compliance with the rules (regulations).
13. Accuracy and reliability Accuracy: closeness of computations or estimates to the exact or true values that the statistics were intended to measure.
13.1. Overall accuracy Assessment of accuracy, linked to a certain data set or domain, which is summarising the various components.
The type of survey and the data collection methods ensure sufficient coverage and timeliness.
13.2. Sampling error That part of the difference between a population value and an estimate thereof, derived from a random sample, which is due to the fact that only a subset of the population is enumerated.
13.3. Non-sampling error Error in survey estimates which cannot be attributed to sampling fluctuations.
14. Timeliness and punctuality
14.1. Timeliness Length of time between data availability and the event or phenomenon they describe.
The data are released 80 days upon the end of the reference quarter (T+80).
14.2. Punctuality Time lag between the actual delivery of the data and the target date when it should have been delivered.
The data have been published at the time announced in the release calender.
15. Coherence and comparability
15.1. Comparability - geographical The extent to which statistics are comparable between geographical areas.
It is unknown whether similar data are published in other European Union Member States.
15.2. Comparability - over time The extent to which statistics are comparable or reconcilable over time.
The data are comparable across time.
15.3. Coherence - cross domain The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with those obtained through other data sources or statistical domains.
15.4. Coherence - internal The extent to which statistics are consistent within a given data set.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.
Total time of filling in reports of statistical actions, working days: 7,8
Average time of filling in the reports, hours per report:
17.1. Data revision - policy Policy aimed at ensuring the transparency of disseminated data, whereby preliminary data are compiled that are later revised.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the dissemination policy of Statistics Estonia https://www.stat.ee/dissemination-policy.
17.2. Data revision - practice Information on the data revision practice.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, if errors are discovered, if new or better data become available.
18. Statistical processing
18.1. Source data Characteristics and components of the raw statistical data used for compiling statistical aggregates.
Data on the following tax returns are received from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board: value added tax return (form KMD); declaration of income and social tax, unemployment insurance premiums and contributions to mandatory funded pension (form TSD).
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 20007 „Quarterly financial statistics of enterprises” are used.
18.2. Frequency of data collection Frequency with which the source data are collected.
18.3. Data collection Systematic process of gathering data for official statistics.
18.4. Data validation Process of monitoring the results of data compilation and ensuring the quality of statistical results.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data. Before data dissemination, several checks on the internal coherence of the data are carried out.
18.5. Data compilation Operations performed on data to derive new information according to a given set of rules.
The indicators to be published are calculated on the basis of the collected data.
18.6. Adjustment The set of procedures employed to modify statistical data to enable it to conform to national or international standards or to address data quality differences when compiling specific data sets.