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employed
Description

All persons who, at any time during the reference week worked at least one hour for pay, profit or family gain (as an employer, employee, own-account worker or unpaid family worker).

They are also considered as employed if:

  • Did not work during the reference week because of illness, injury, disability, bad weather, leave, labour dispute and social or religous reasons but had a job, farm, enterprise or other family enterprise to return to.
  • Temporary laid-off with pay and would definitely be called back to work.
  • Employed less than 30 hours during the reference week because of the nature of their work or due to insufficient work and are able and willing to accept additional hours of work. This group is underemployed.

Source : Labour Force and Social Statistics
Source Detail : Labour Force Survey Report
endangered species
Description
Species in danger of extinction and whose survival  is unlikely  if causal factors continue operating. Included are species whose numbers have been drastically reduced to a critical level or whose habitats have been so drastically impaired that they are deemed to be in immediate danger of extinction. Also included are those that possibly are already extinct, in so far as they definitely have not been seen in the wild for the past 50 years.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
endemic
Description

Native species in a particular place or area and not taken from elsewhere.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
engineering services
Description

Refers to the provision of engineering services for others on a fee or contract basis. Included are engineering research, development and testing services. These services must be provided by establishments operated by persons registered under Section 7(1) of the Registration of Engineers Act, 1967 (Revised 1987).

a) Include engineering design (i.e. applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems) and consulting activities for:
• machinery, industrial processes and industrial plant.
• projects involving civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, traffic engineering
• water management projects
• projects elaboration and realization relative to electrical and electronic engineering, mining engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical, industrial and systems engineering, safety engineering
•project management activities related to construction.

b) Engineering services refers to elaboration of projects using air conditioning, refrigeration, sanitary and pollution control engineering, acoustical engineering, etc.

 


Source : Services
Source Detail : Economic Census - Business Services
enrichment planting
Description

Forest restoration treatments on poor forest areas and open spaces that are performed on the areas in PRF which has been harvested to help improve the content of the forest to reach the desired level.
 


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics
enumeration block (EB)
Description

An enumeration block (EB) is a land area which is artificially created and consists of specific boundaries. On average, one EB contains about 80 to 120 living quarters with approximately 500 to 600 persons.
 


Source : Population and Demography
Source Detail : Census Coverage Evaluation Survey
environment statistics
Description

Statistics that describe the state and trends of the environment, covering the media of the natural environment (air/climate, water, land/soil), the biota within the media, and human settlements. Environment statistics are integrative in nature, measuring human activities and natural events that affect the environment, the impacts of these activities and events, social responses to environmental impacts, and the quality and availability of natural assets. Broad definitions include environmental indicators, indices and accounting.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
environmental degradation
Description
Deterioration in environmental quality from ambient concentrations of pollutants and other activities  and processes such as improper land use and natural disasters.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
environmental quality
Description
State of environmental conditions in environmental media, expressed in terms of indicators  or indices related to environmental quality standards
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
environmental quality standard
Description
Limit for environmental disturbances, in particular from ambient  concentration of pollutants and wastes, that determines the maximum  allowable degradation of environmental media.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics