The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) has developed interactive web-based tool on internal migration of Latvian residents which depicts their movement across Latvia since 2000.
Data in the map of Latvia can be viewed by statistical regions, municipalities, municipality rural territories and cities. Direction of migration flow in the map can be switched from outflow to inflow, and time period can be changed (2000-2018, 2011-2018 and 2017–2018). Top 5, 10 or 30 territories or, in case of point diagram map, all territories can be selected to see where did residents of the chosen territory go, or which territories did residents come from to the chosen territory.
The tool depicts experimental statistics data on the migration of long-term residents of Latvia, comparing changes of actual place of residence between two dates (Population Census data on 2000 and 2011, CSB estimation of the number of population – for 2017 and 2018).
The tool was developed within the framework of grant project supported by the European Commission “Data collection for sub-national statistics (mainly cities)”.
On the occasion of the European Statistics Day on 20th October 2016, Statistics Latvia and the School of Data Latvia are organising a Data Expedition.
In the Expedition storytellers, programmers, analysts and other data enthusiasts will seek for stories in the CSB foreign trade, socio-economic, spatial data, etc. The Expedition participants will be grouped by the experience and skills. The expected outcome of the Expedition will be data-based stories, application prototypes, etc. projects.
Statistics Latvia will launch the video produced by Eurostat on the Portal and social media site. A statistical quiz and fun facts will be posted during the ESD day.
An invitation to participate in the Data Expedition was disseminated to the mass media on 13 October 2016, and a press release concerning the ESD events yesterday, 19 October.
On 16 November the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia granted the Award of the Cabinet of Ministers to Aija Žīgure, the President of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), for her continuous and highly professional work and innovative approach to the development of the national statistical system.
"Statistics is a knowledge-intensive sector. It requires exploring the world, examining a variety of economic and social processes. Behind each calculated figure there is heavy work, collecting, aggregating, analysing data, understanding what processes have caused and influenced the outcome. The task of a statistician is to explore and thoroughly examine a field or sector, sometimes gaining as much expertise as professionals working in the respective area. Our knowledge is important and useful not only for Latvia, but also for the European and global statistical system," said Aija Žīgure on the festive ceremony of the Award of the Cabinet of Ministers.