Population

Statistical Council gave a recommendation on the organisation of the register-based census

news release no 141

The Statistical Council, formed by the order of the Government of the Republic, convened on 26 November. At the meeting, the results of the second trial census of the population and housing census were presented. The Statistical Council supports the decision of Statistics Estonia to combine the register-based census with sample surveys.

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Statistics Estonia presented the register-based census to technology experts

news release no 117

Today, Statistics Estonia met with technology experts and analysts to present the technical solution of the Register-based Population and Housing Census and its opportunities.

Statistics Estonia presented the register-based census to technology experts

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Living longer, but health is worse

news release no 105

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, life expectancy at birth was 73.9 years for males and 82.4 years for females. Life expectancy has increased for both sexes, slightly more for males. Men are expected to live disability-free for 52.8 and women for 55.6 years. Just a year ago, disability-free life expectancy for males was two years longer and for females over three years longer.

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Population projection shows population decrease is slowing down

news release no 77

According to Statistics Estonia’s population projection, in 2080, there will be approximately 1.2 million people in Estonia. Over the next 60 years, the population of Estonia will decrease by 11%, in the next 25 years, by 35,800 persons, and by 2080, by 145,200 persons.

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More births and smaller emigration increased the population figure

news release no 53

According to the revised data of Statistics Estonia, 1,324,820 persons lived in Estonia on 1 January 2019, which is 5,687 persons more than at the same time a year earlier. In 2018, the population figure decreased by 1,384 persons due to negative natural change, but increased by 7,071 persons as a result of positive net migration.

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The population of Estonia increased last year

news release no 7

According to Statistics Estonia, the preliminary estimate of the population of Estonia as at 1 January 2019 was 1,323,820, which is 4,690 persons more than at the same time a year ago.

Population change, 2012–2018

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In what kind of families are children born?

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 9)
Kadri Raid, Alis Tammur

This article gives an overview of the results of the data mininga project “In what kind of families are children born?” commissioned by the Ministry of Finance.

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Family formation ‒ from traditional model to multiplicity of choices

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 4)
Kadri Raid

In the last decades, many family researchers have been fascinated by the changes that have taken place in families. Earlier, a rather similar model was followed to build a family: people got married, had children and stayed married. Today, family life is characterised by an abundance of options as regards planning family events as well as deciding their order of priority, which, in turn, has changed the way families are formed.

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Life expectancy is increasing in Estonia

news release no 94

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, life expectancy at birth was 73.7 years for males and 82.3 years for females. In the last ten years, male life expectancy has risen by 6 and female life expectancy by 3.5 years. As a result, the difference in male and female life expectancy has decreased.

Life expectancy at birth, 1989-2017

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Positive immigration in Estonia for the third consecutive year

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 12)
Alis Tammur

Estonian population is on the rise. Net external migration has been positive already for three years, and in two of these years, immigration has compensated for the negative natural increase – also population has increased. At the same time, the number of births has not changed significantly, and the number of children per woman is still substantially lower than the replacement level. Ageing continues to be an important process shaping the population.

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