The share of household expenditures on personal mobility has almost not been changing through time and is similar also in different social groups. In comparison with other European countries, a larger share of the household budget in Slovenia is used for transport; in the split of used resources, a larger share is used for the purchase and operation of vehicles, and a smaller share for public transport.
The indicator shows household expenditures on personal mobility, which also includes expenditures for car purchase, the operation of personal vehicles and public transport. The data for Slovenia includes the period 1991–2012, while the data for other European countries show the situation for 2012.
Eurostat, Final consumption expenditure of households by consumption purpose, 2014
|purchase of vehicles||%||6.3||4||7.9||6.9||8.7||7.9||7.3||7.2||7.2||5.7|
|opration of private vehicles||%||7.7||7.4||7.1||7.2||6.9||7.5||7.8||7.4||7.8||8.7|
|purchase of vehicles||%||5.2||5.2||5.5||5.8||5.4||5.5||5.6||5.6||4.7||4|
|opration of private vehicles||%||8.8||8.4||8.2||8.3||8.7||8.9||8.8||9.1||8.9||9.8|
|purchase of vehicles||%||3.6||3|
|opration of private vehicles||%||10.5||12|
Eurostat, Final consumption expenditure of households by consumption purpose, 2014.
At the EU level, there are no objectives set with regard to expenditures on personal mobility; in Slovenia there are also no set objectives in this area.
Data for Slovenia and other countries:
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Source database or source: Eurostat > Database by themes > Economy and finance > National accounts (including GDP) > Annual national accounts (nama) > National Accounts detailed breakdowns (by industry, by product, by consumption purpose) > Final consumption expenditure of households by consumption purpose (COICOP)
Data administrator: Eurostat.
Date of acquisition for this indicator: 19 November 2014
Methodology and frequency of data collection for the indicator: The data on household expenditures on personal mobility for Slovenia and other European countries is collected and published under the title national accounts (NR) on the web pages of Eurostat. The obtainment of this data is very complex, since Eurostat considers data of numerous databases for its final calculation, such as data on first registration, import and export, data of energy statistics for fuels, statistical data for prices, transport statistics data, data of the value-added tax, data of insurance companies, etc.
In Slovenia, the data on household expenditures on personal mobility is collected through a household budget survey (APG) by the SORS (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia). The NR and APG data are very similar; however, the data does not coincide completely. According to the SORS explanations, the data of both sources cannot coincide, since APG is only one of the sources for the assessment of the final consumption of households. Besides APG data, NR also use other indicated sources. Furthermore, APG covers only the population residing in individual households, while NR also include expenditures of collective households (prisons, monasteries, etc). The data differs also due to conceptual differences between both sources (different consideration of insurance premiums, inclusion or non-inclusion of imputed rent). In accordance with the ESR95 (European system of accounts 95), NR also add their own production to the consumption of households (in some publications this is also included in the APG), wages in kind and illegal economy. One of the main differences between the APG and NR data is the difference in the domestic and national concept. APG implements the national concept – the expenditures of residents at home and abroad. On the other hand, NR prepare the assessments following the domestic concept – expenditures of residents and non-residents in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia. Therefore, the NR are for this consumer's group a less useful source than the APG.
Data processing methodology: The data on expenditures on personal mobility is indicated in the indicator in the form of a percentage of total consumption by households.
Geographical coverage: The EU-27 includes the EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The EU-15 is composed of the older EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Information concerning data quality:
- Advantages and disadvantages (at data level): The strength of the indicator is the consideration of various and numerous databases for the final consumption expenditures of households for personal mobility.The weakness: of the indicator is that data for some coutries have not yet been published during the preparation of the indicator. Therefore individual countries are not shown in the picture PR14-2 but only in the context of data on the average for EU-27 or EU-15.
- Relevance, accuracy, robustness, uncertainty:
Reliability of the indicator (archive data): The data for Slovenia refers to a longer time series. Although the data for other countries is indicated only for 2012, the source database refers to a longer time series as well.
Uncertainty of the indicator (scenarios/projections): Projections have not been prepared.
- Overall assessment (1 = no major comments, 3 = data to be considered with reservation): 1
Completeness over time: 2 (The methodology of the obtainment of data has changed periodically.)
Completeness over space: 2 (2012 data are not available for all countries)
Other sources and literature:
- EEA, 2005. TERM 2005 24 – Expenditures on personal mobility. Indicator fact sheet. European Environment Agency.
- EEA, 2011. TERM 24 – Expenditures on personal mobility. Indicator fact sheet. European Environment Agency.