Data on cultural institutions are used to evaluate activities of libraries, cultural centres, museums, theatres, film industry in Latvia.

Definitions

Complete audiovisual or cinematographic works consisting of series of interdependent images making an impression of movement, with or without sound, and that is indented for making public.

An educational, informative and cultural institution or a structural unit thereof, which performs collection, systemisation, cataloguing, bibliographic classification and storage of cultural heritage of the world – printed publications, electronic publications, manuscripts and other documents; ensures public access to the library collection and its utilisation and the provision of library services.

Library users are divided into active users and external users. As of 2016, the number of library users does not include external users.

Active user is a registered user who has visited library or used library infrastructure and services during the reference period.

External user is a library user not belonging to the population registered with and using library services.

Type of art dealing with dramatization of drama works (plays) or artistic ideas.

Data availability

Dissemination Format and Release Calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Culture
  • 2016
04.08.2017
Culture
  • 2015
04.08.2016
Culture
  • 2014
20.07.2015
Culture
  • 2013
17.06.2014
Culture
  • 2000.-2012.
26.07.2013
  • revised data

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Data on culture are available also in the statistical yearbooks.

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.01.2018
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 27.12.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/10 23.11.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/09 23.10.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/08 25.09.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/07 23.08.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/06 24.07.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/05 26.06.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/04 23.05.2017
General Statistics Latvia. Statistics in brief, 2017 08.05.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/03 24.04.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states, 2017/02 23.03.2017
General Statistics Statistical yearbook of Latvia, 2016 24.02.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.02.2017
General Statistics Monthly bulletin of Latvian statistics 2016/12 08.02.2017

Classification

Data are published by using Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and source data

Data are acquired from following data sources:

  • Data of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia on activities of libraries, cultural centres, cinemas, theatres, film production;
  • Information on publishing in Latvia from the Latvian Institute of Bibliography of the National Library of Latvia.

Key indicators on activities of cultural institutions cover the territory of the Republic of Latvia. Data on libraries and cultural centres are presented on the country as a whole, regions and cities under state jurisdiction.

Information on libraries includes the number of libraries, collections, the number of users and loans.

In respect of the cultural centres, their number is given, as are the numbers of amateur performing units and participants thereof. The number of cultural centres includes culture houses and similar local facilities.

Data on museums cover information on the number of museums and their admissions. The number of museums includes state and municipal-owned museums and the accredited private museums.

Regarding the theatres, their number is given, as are the numbers of performances and admissions. The number of theatres includes state and municipal-owned professional theatres.

Information on cinemas indicates the number of cinemas as well as the number of admissions to cinema shows. The number of cinemas includes stationary cinemas.

Data on film production are shown by type of films.

The information on publishing covers the number of books, brochures, magazines and newspapers published as well as their issues and circulations, data are broken down by language and type of literature.

Statistical Population

Enterprise survey.

Data revision

The published data are final and are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data on film production are available from 1995 until 2012.

Data on radio and TV are available from 2001 until 2013.

Data on activities of cable/digital TV are available from 2009 until 2013.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Anita Švarckopfa 67366648 daļas vadītājs Anita.Svarckopfa@csb.gov.lv

Last update

30.08.2016

Explanation of symbols

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Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

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