Title of statistical activity: European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS)
Code of statistical activity: 40509
- 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.
Population and Social 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 9116
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.
Total expenditure on social protection, expenditure on social benefits, share of social benefits in the expenditure on social protection, administrative expenditure, share of administrative costs in the expenditure on social protection, share of expenditure on social protection in the gross domestic product (GDP), share of expenditure on pensions in the GDP
Social benefits by function (sickness, health care; disability; old age; survivors; family, children; unemployment; housing; social exclusion), share of functions in total benefits and in the GDP
Pension beneficiaries by function: disablity, old aeg, survivors, unemployment
3.2. Classification system Arrangement or division of objects into groups based on characteristics which the objects have in common.
European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS)
3.3. Sector coverage Main economic or other sectors covered by the statistics.
3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions Statistical characteristics of statistical observations.
Social protection – all interventions from public or private bodies intended to relieve households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs.
Function – the risk or need of social protection.
3.5. Statistical unit Entity for which information is sought and for which statistics are ultimately compiled.
Social protection scheme
3.6. Statistical population The total membership or population or "universe" of a defined class of people, objects or events.
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.
Social protection expenditure – euro, percentage of GDP
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 ACTS
Commission Regulation (EC) No 10/2008 of 8 January 2008 implementing Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS) as regards the definitions, detailed classifications and updating of the rules for dissemination for the ESSPROS core system and the module on pension beneficiaries
Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 April 2007 on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1322/2007 of 12 November 2007 implementing Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS) as regards the appropriate formats for transmission, results to be transmitted and criteria for measuring quality for the ESSPROS core system and the module on pension beneficiaries
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
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 § 32, § 34, § 35, § 38 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.
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. 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).
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 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.
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 in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Total expenditure on social protection” in the following tables:
SKK01: Expenditure on social protection
SKK02: Expenditure on social benefits by function,
under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Pension insurance” in the following tables:
SK110: State pension insurance, 1 January
SK111: Pensioners and family members receiving survivor's pension by sex and age group, 1 January
SK12: Pensioners by county, 1 January
SK13: Old-age pensioners by county, 1 January
SK14: Persons receiving disability pension/pension for incapacity for work by county, 1 January
SK15: Share of pensioners in total population by county, 1 January
SK153: Monthly average pension and monthly average old-age pension (quarters)
SK154: Monthly average pension by county, 1 January,
under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Health insurance” in the following tables:
SK16: Benefits of health insurance
SK161: Expenditure of health insurance and persons covered by health insurance
SK162: Persons covered by health insurance by county, 31 December,
under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Social insurance benefits” in the following tables:
SK17: Family benefits by type of benefit
SK171: Average family benefit by type of benefit
SK18: Benefits for disabled persons by type of benefit
SK181: Social benefits by type of benefit
SK19: Families receiving child allowance by county, 31 December
SK20: Persons receiving single parent's child allowance by county, 31 December
SK22: Persons receiving parental benefit by type of benefit and sex
and under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Unemployment insurance” in the following tables:
SK35: Persons receiving unemployment allowance by county
SK51: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by county (quarters)
SK52: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by county (months)
SK53: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by age group and sex (quarters)
SK54: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by age group and sex (months)
SK55: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by county (quarters)
SK56: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by county (months)
SK57: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by age group and sex (quarters)
SK58: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by age group and sex (months)
SK59: Average duration of payment of unemployment insurance benefit by county
SK599: Persons receiving insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (quarters)
SK609: Persons receiving insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (months)
SK619: Average insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (quarters)
SK629: Average insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (months)
SK639: The cases of insurance benefit upon lay-off by county
SK65: Persons receiving benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (quarters)
SK66: Persons receiving benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (months)
SK67: Average benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (quarters)
SK68: Average benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (months)
SK69: Cases of benefit upon insolvency of employer by county
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 § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata 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.
Data serve as input for statistical activity 50201 “Sustainable development indicators”.
10.6. Documentation on methodology Descriptive text and references to methodological documents available.
“Sotsiaalkaitse kogukulutuste (ESSPROS) käsiraamat” (in Estonian), Statistics Estonia (2012)
European system of integrated social protection statistics — ESSPROS. MANUAL AND USER GUIDELINES, Eurostat (2016)
10.7. Quality documentation Documentation on procedures applied for quality management and quality assessment.
Quality report on the ESSPROS core system;
quality report on the ESSPROS net social benefits module;
quality report on the ESSPROS pension beneficiaries module
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, 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.
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 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.
12.1. User needs Description of users and their respective needs with respect to the statistical data.
Ministry of Social Affairs
Users’ suggestions and information about taking these into account are available on the website of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.
12.2. User satisfaction Measures to determine user satisfaction.
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys.
All results are available on the website at https://www.stat.ee/user-surveys.
12.3. Completeness The extent to which all statistics that are needed are available.
Administrative data show only the statistics of public authorities.
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 accuracy of source data is monitored by assessing the methodological soundness of data sources and the adherence to the methodological recommendations.
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.
Administrative data show only the statistics of public authorities.
14. Timeliness and punctuality
14.1. Timeliness Length of time between data availability and the event or phenomenon they describe.
The data are submitted to Eurostat 18 months after the end of the reference year.
The data are published in the Statistical Database 615 days after the end of the reference year (T + 615).
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 calendar.
15. Coherence and comparability
15.1. Comparability - geographical The extent to which statistics are comparable between geographical areas.
For data compilation, a common, regulation-based methodology is used in the European Union. Only qualitative data on total social protection expenditure can be compared internationally, but not data on social protection schemes (sources of funding), as national social protection systems differ.
15.2. Comparability - over time The extent to which statistics are comparable or reconcilable over time.
The time series has been compiled according to a common methodology. Until 2011, data have been converted into euros.
15.3. Coherence - cross domain The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with those obtained through other data sources or statistical domains.
It is not possible to assess the cross-domain coherence of data in the European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS) format. Cross-domain coherence could be assessed with national accounts data, but in this case, the data should be converted into a comparable format and probably to a more detailed level (some data components overlap).
15.4. Coherence - internal The extent to which statistics are consistent within a given data set.
The data coherence between different ESSPROS (European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics) modules is ensured by the Eurostat validation process. The total amount of social protection benefits may differ from the sum of functions due to rounding.
Cost of statistical activity 7.3 thousand euros (data for 2018)
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 at 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, errors are discovered, 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 illnesses and healthcare are received from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund.
The following data are received from the Social Insurance Board: (disability, old age, survivors, family and children, housing and social exclusion.
Unemployment data are received from Töötukassa (Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund).
Data on housing and social services are received from the Ministry of Social Affairs.
Data are also received from the public sector financial statements information system of the Ministry of Finance.
Data on Estonian Parliament pensions are received from the Chancellery of the Riigikogu.
Data on presidential pensions are received from the Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 21303 “Government finance” and 40501 “Social services” 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.
Data are received from the public sector financial statements information system and the Social Services and Benefits Registry (STAR) via an FTP-server and by e-mail.
18.4. Data validation Process of monitoring the results of data compilation and ensuring the quality of statistical results.
The data are compared with the data of previous periods.
18.5. Data compilation Operations performed on data to derive new information according to a given set of rules.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.
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.