Statistical surveys of ministries

 


 
Statistical surveys in the Czech Republic are in compliance with Act No. 89/1995 Coll., on the State Statistical Service, as amended, conducted by the Czech Statistical Office and individual workplaces of the state statistical service at the ministries. An overview of statistical surveys is published every year in the form of a Decree on the Programme of Statistical Surveys. Based on the Decree a reporting duty arises. A basic overview on the number of surveys is mentioned in the table below.
 
Table No. 1: Overview of statistical surveys with the reporting duty in 2008– 2012

Number of surveys
Programme of Statistical Surveys in the year
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Ministries
 106
103
91
  89
92
Total
233
228
210
203
206

Surveys carried out by ministries:
 
Currently, 9 ministries are conducting statistical surveys in compliance with the Decree of the CZSO on the Programme of Statistical Surveys (4 other workplaces of the state statistical service do not carry out any survey in compliance with the Decree). The CZSO coordinates these surveys, assesses them from the point of view of their methodology and observes that ministries do not collect duplicate data, which are already collected by the CZSO and, vice-versa, that the CZSO does not collect the same as the ministries (when there is a need to use data both in the CZSO and in another workplace at a ministry, there are agreements on data transmission).
 
The following are brief characteristics of the surveys carried out by ministries in compliance with the Decree of the CZSO:
 
  • Ministry of Transport – carries out surveys on transport of passengers and freight, outputs, employees, operators, and the like. from the area of railway, bus, road cargo, water, and air transport, survey on transport services on the territory of a region, and survey on public urban transport.
  • Ministry of Culture – carries out surveys e.g. on theatres, libraries, museums, and galleries, exhibitions, festivals, historical monuments, periodicals, publishers, and the like.
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs - carries out various surveys from the area of social services and social care including the employees, wages, etc., survey on average earnings.
  • Ministry for Regional Developement - carries out various surveys e.g. tourism, travel agencies.
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade – carries out surveys on raw materials, power industry, fuels, arms industry, steel industry, on postal services.
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – carries out surveys related to education at universities, survey on employees and wages in education.
  • Ministry of Health – carries out surveys on health establishments, their employees, wages, activities of health establishments and their equipment.
  • Ministry of Agriculture – carries out various surveys related e.g. to purchase and processing of fruit and vegetables, poultry, milk and dairy products, on sowing of crops, on management in forests, on hunting grounds, on production, reception and release of commodities, and the like.
  • Ministry of the Environment – carries out various surveys on levies related to the area of the environment, survey on mineral deposits, on agricultural and forest land resources.
 
The numbers of surveys conducted by individual workplaces of the state statistical service (ministries) are indicated in the Table No. 2.
 
Table No. 2: Statistical surveys by ministry  

Ministry
Programme of Statistical Surveys
in the year
2011
2012
Ministry of Transport
16
16
Ministry of Culture
14
14
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
 8
8
Ministry for Regional Development
0
3
Ministry of Industry and Trade
14
14
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  6
6
Ministry of Health
12
12
Ministry of Agriculture
13
13
Ministry of the Environment
  6
6
Total
89
92

 
The following table provides an overview of the number of statistical surveys by periodicity carried out by the ministries.
 
Table No. 3: Statistical surveys by periodicity

Periodicity
Programme of Statistical Surveys
in the year
2011
2012
Monthly
8
8
Quarterly
15
15
Half-yearly
6
6
Annually
57
60
Other (e.g. ad hoc / one-time)
3
3