Social life

Narva and other cities on the eastern border of the European Union

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 56)
Mihkel Servinski, Marika Kivilaid

The survey of European cities provides a great opportunity to compare cities in different European regions. Without the survey, this opportunity would hardly exist. Three Estonian cities participate in the City Statistics survey: Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. In this article, Narva is compared to four cities of a similar size on the eastern border of the European Union.

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Compilation of activity status based on register data

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 12)
Maret Muusikus, Kristi Lehto

In Estonia, a methodology is being prepared for conducting a register-based population and housing census (REGREL) in 2021. As for census characteristics, the biggest number of databases are used for determining activity status. Estonian Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the best reference source to check the quality of register-based activity status. This article provides an overview of the compilation of activity status and the results of the comparison.

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The question of occupation and source of income in population censuses

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 43)
Veiko Berendsen

Occupation and source of income is a question asked in every census (and sometimes in sample coverage). The question itself and the purpose of the question have changed many times over the years. The specific occupational title has always been asked, but the results have been published in groups. What is essentially asked, the terminology as well as the grouping have been a constant discussion subject. This continues to be so, because effort is made to match the occupational titles recorded in administrative registers to the internationally and nationally published groups. The article provides an overview on how asking this question has changed throughout censuses and analyses the reasons for these changes.

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Today’s teacher Laur

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 5)
Marti Lillemägi

Teachers in Estonian general education schools are mostly women and Estonia ranks among the last in Europe in terms of the share of male teachers. However, a balanced education landscape requires both male and female teachers. This article gives an overview of male teachers in Estonia today, the reasons preventing men from choosing a teaching career and potential consequences of the lack of male teachers.

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In 2017, labour market indicators were positive

news release no 17

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, the unemployment rate was 5.8%, the employment rate 67.5% and the labour force participation rate 71.6%. In the 2nd quarter, unemployment increased temporarily, primarily due to an increased number of previously inactive persons entering the labour market. Employment and labour force participation remained high throughout 2017, reaching the highest levels in 20 years. In the 4th quarter, the youth (15–24-year-olds) unemployment rate was very low – 6.2%.

Employment rate and unemployment rate by age group, 2008–2017

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Last year, every fifth person lived in relative poverty

news release no 135

According to Statistics Estonia, 21.1% of the Estonian population, i.e. nearly 276,000 persons lived in relative poverty in 2016. The percentage of people living in relative poverty decreased 0.6 percentage points compared to the previous year.

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Employment rate at highest for 20 years

news release no 119

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2017, the employment rate was 68.3%, the unemployment rate 5.2% and the labour force participation rate 72%. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016, the unemployment rate fell and the employment rate reached its highest level for 20 years.

Employment rate by sex and age group, 3rd quarter, 2013–2017

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People with vocational education in Southern Estonia

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 92)
Koit Meres

The article describes a new dataset that has been compiled from the data available at Statistics Estonia. In the article, only Southern Estonia is observed, but the dataset includes information on entire Estonia.

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Labour market in Southern Estonia

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 67)
Mihkel Servinski

The purpose of the article is to describe the labour market situation and its developments in Southern Estonia and in Southern Estonian counties and make comparisons to the respective indicators of Estonia as a whole.

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The share of compulsory expenditure in the household budget remains unchanged

news release no 107

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, a household member spent an average of 408 euros per month, which is 13 euros more than in 2015. Compulsory expenditure, i.e. unavoidable food and dwelling expenses, accounted for 40% of the household budget, remaining at the level of the previous year.

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