Posts tagged as population

Weight gain observed in Latvian population

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

According to nutritionists, remote work and training have affected overall public health, especially weight. Compared to the  2018 figures,   the largest weight changes are seen in Kurzeme –  an increase by eight percentage points. Latgale follows. Remote learning plays a key role in weight gain because pupils spend all day on the computer. Their physical activities have significantly decreased. Nutrition professionals recommend that people introduce physical activity in the daily…

Third of population has pondered moving as a result of pandemic

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A survey carried out among people in all three Baltic states suggests more Latvians than Estonians or Lithuanians have considered moving house as a result of the pandemic. More than one in three Latvians (35%) has considered moving due to COVID-19 and would choose to move to a suburb or the countryside according to the survey carried out in January by research agency Norstat for Citadele bank, surveying 1,000 residents of each…

One fifth of Latvia’s population were at risk of poverty in 2019

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Data published by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) December 22 show that 407 thousand persons or 21.6 % of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty in 2019. This is 1.3 percentage points less than in 2018. Disposable income of this share of population was below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. As disposable income of the population grew last year, at-risk-of-poverty threshold went up as well – to EUR 441 monthly in single person households (EUR 409 monthly…

Estonia: 2021 population census will delve more deeply into nature of immigration

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A questionnaire prepared in advance of the 2021 Estonian population census will be used in drawing up methodologies which will provide far more data on immigration and households in Estonia, as well as cut down on inaccurate data on areas such as place of residence, Baltic News Service reports. 2021’s census will use a combined method, meaning most required data will be retrieved from registers, supplemented by that data which…

Decision-makers should see through the eyes of society, says Viņķele

Thursday, November 5, 2020

If expert-suggested restrictions leave part of the population jobless, the public will comply with them to a much lesser degree, Minister for Health Ilze Vinķele wrote in her blog, LETA reported November 5. “I will repeat again and again, no matter how unpleasant it is to hear: the COVID-19 crisis is much wider than [just] epidemiological,” said the politician. The Minister pointed out that summer had to be spent conducting…

What will Eastern Europe look like in 2100?

Thursday, July 23, 2020

What will Eastern Europe look like in 2100? This question has tentatively captured the imaginations of politicians, economists, and social scientists alike for some time now, and all point to an overwhelming trend – a much more sparsely populated region. What will Eastern Europe look like in 2100? This question has tentatively captured the imaginations of politicians, economists, and social scientists alike for some time now, and all point to…

Estonia’s mainly Russian stateless population continues to decline

Monday, July 13, 2020

The number of people in Estonia with ‘undetermined citizenship’ – held mainly by the country’s Russian-speaking residents that were not automatically given the Estonian passport after the collapse of the USSR – has fallen below 70,000. According to the population register data quoted by Estonian public broadcaster ERR News, 69,993 stateless people lived in Estonia as of July 1 this year, constituting around 6 percent of the country’s 1.3 million…

Population of Latvia declined by 12,000 last year

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) and released May 28 show that at the beginning of 2020 the population of Latvia accounted for 1,908,000 people, which is 12,300 thousand people fewer than a year earlier. While that means a long-standing population reduction continues, one slightly encouraging sign was that fact that in 2019, international long-term migration accounted for 3,400 of that number, which is the lowest indicator recorded since 1989.…

Low population density is a blessing for Baltic states during Covid-19 pandemic

By Fransua Vytautas Razvadauskas on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Baltic states seem to have coped with the coronavirus pandemic better than some of their better-resourced fellow EU member-states. Lower population density may be a factor in their success, argues Fransua Vytautas Razvadauskas of Euromonitor International. Just about every country has been affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) which has infected more than 3 million people and laid claim to over 200,000 lives worldwide, at the time of writing.…

Immigration increases population for fifth year in a row

Friday, January 17, 2020

The population increased by more than 3,500 people last year and was driven by immigration for the fifth year in a row, a preliminary estimate of the population released by Statistics Estonia shows. The data shows on the first day of the new year, there were 1,328,360 people registered as living in Estonia which is 3,540 persons more than on January 1, 2019. The reason for population growth in 2019…