Glossary



Agricultural land – areas comprised of arable land, gardens and other perennial plants, meadows and natural pastures.

 

At-risk-of-poverty rate – the share of persons with equivalised disposable income below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

 

At-risk-of-poverty threshold – a relative income level; persons with equivalised disposable income below that level are attributed to the poor.

In this publication, the at-risk-of-poverty rate is calculated using the at-risk-of-poverty threshold equalling 60 per cent of the median equivalised disposable income in cash.

 

Average gross monthly earnings – average earnings before the deduction of taxes and state social insurance contributions payable by the employee.

 

Consumer Price Index – a relative indicator, reflecting the average change in the level of prices of consumer goods and services, purchased, paid for and used by households directly in order to satisfy their consumption needs, over a certain period.

 

Consumption expenditure – household’s expenditure in cash and in kind aimed at acquiring consumer goods and services.

 

Crude birth, death, marriage, divorce rates – the number of live births, deaths, marriages, divorces per 1000 population.

 

Dependency ratios – an old age dependency ratio (number of persons aged 60 and older per 100 population aged 15–59) and a child dependency ratio (number of children aged under 15 per 100 population aged 15–59). The two make up a total dependency ratio.

 

Disposable income – total household income after the deduction of the income tax, property taxes, compulsory social insurance contribu­tions of employees, the self-employed and the unemployed (if applicable), and regular remittances to other households.

 

Employed population – persons doing any kind of work, for which they are remunerated in cash or in kind, or have income or profits.

 

Employment rate – an indicator expressed as a ratio of the number of employed persons of a certain age to the total population of the same age.

 

Feminisation of poverty – the increasing incidence and prevalence of poverty among women as compared to men.

 

Foreign direct investment is such investment on the basis of which long-term economic financial relations and interests are built between a foreign direct investor and a direct investment company. 10 per cent of voting rights is the lowest limit under which a foreign direct investor has a possibility to participate in the management of the direct investment company.

 

Gross agricultural production the value of the gross harvest of farm crops, perennial and decorative seedling production, livestock and poultry breeding production and animal husbandry products, fur-bearing animal breeding and production at producer prices per calendar year.

 

Gross domestic product (GDP) – a generalised value, which defines the net results of economic activity of residential units in the national economy or a particular region.

 

Gross value added (GVA) – net results of production of a particular economic activity or an institutional sector.

 

Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices – a Consumer Price Index harmonised with other EU Member States based on a single methodology.

 

Index of ageing – the number of elderly persons (aged 60 and older) per 100 children aged under 15.

 

Investment in tangible fixed assets – expenditure on the acquisition, creation and renewal (reconstruction, repairs) of fixed assets which are to be used for longer than a one-year period from all financial sources.

 

Labour force all residents who are employed or unemployed.

 

Labour force activity rate – an indicator expressed as a ratio of the labour force to the total population.

 

Level of entrepreneurship – the number of small and medium enterprises per 1000 population.

 

Life expectancy at birth – a probability index, indicating the average length of life of every person or a person having attained a certain age, provided the mortality rate of every age group of the population during the expected life remains unchanged.

 

Long-term unemployed – an unemployed person who has been looking for a job for a year or longer.

 

Long-term unemployment rate – an indicator expressed as a ratio of the number of the long-term unemployed to the labour force.

 

Municipal waste – domestic (generated in households) and other waste which resembles domestic waste in its properties or composition.

 

Natural increase (decrease) – the difference between the number of live births and that of deaths.

 

Net migration the difference between the total number of arrivals and that of departures.

 

Pollutants – substances or mixture of substances which due to human activity get into the air and, reacting separately or with the components of the atmosphere, may pose a hazard to people and the environment.

 

Prevalence – number of people sick with the correspondent disease in the reference year, per 100 000 of population. The data provided by Lithuanian Health Information Centre; for the calculation of data the State Patients Fund information system SVEIDRA was used. Sick persons are persons that have been registered in the mentioned database as sick with particular disease at least once in the reference year.

 

Total fertility rate – a probability indicator, which shows the number of children that would be born to a woman over her childbearing period (15–49 years of age) if the fertility rate in each age group were to remain unchanged.

 

Turnover – income of an economic entity received over a certain period through selling goods and (or) providing services.

 

Unemployed person – a non-working person of an established age (aged 15–74) who has been actively looking for a job and is ready to start work over an established period.

 

Unemployment rate an indicator expressed as a ratio of the number of the unemployed to the labour force.

Statistics Lithuania calculates the unemployment rate based on the data of the Labour Force Survey.

 

Urbanization level – the share of the urban population in the total population of the county (municipality).

 

Waste water – water used for domestic, economic or industrial purposes that has been polluted, which is disposed of (through waste water collection / disposal systems). Other kind of water getting into a waste water collection system or other elements of a waste water treatment system (infiltration, water of precipitation, used for maintaining the functionality of the waste water treatment system, etc.) is also classified under waste water.

 

Explanation of symbols

 
- – category not applicable
... – data not available, although the phenomenon existed
• –  confidential data
( ) – insufficient accuracy of statistical estimate
value less than indicated measurement units
* – provisional data