Estonia: Elisa mobility study shows more people stayed at home last week

  • 2020-05-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Residents of Estonia moved around less out of their homes last week, it appears from a mobility analysis by telecom operator Elisa the findings of which were published on Tuesday.

According to the study, more people than previously stayed at home last week, with 69 percent of people across Estonia staying rather at home. This is 2 percent more than based on the previous data and 15 percent more than before the crisis, Elisa said.

"Even though mobility has increased somewhat compared with the first weeks of the crisis, very many people continue to stay more at home than before the crisis," Mailiis Ploomann, head of telecom services at Elisa, said. 

According to the latest data, residents of Hiiu County continue to be the most prone to stay at home, with 78 percent of residents of Estonia's second largest island staying rather at home last week.

Compared with the previous dataset, mobility has decreased in all counties. 

The ratio of people staying mostly at home is lowest in the southeastern Voru County -- 64 percent.

The biggest reduction in mobility was registered in West-Viru County, by 2.3 percent. Reductions in mobility took place also in Saare, Parnu, Laane and Viljandi counties.

Compared with the time before the crisis, staying at home increased the most in Harju County, 18 percent, and in Tartu County,15 percent.

The stay-at-home ratio stands for the percentage of people who spend over 70 percent of time at home.