10 most popular addresses for Estonian companies

Lisanud Annegrete Peek 2018/11/29

This is another post in "Open Data and Data Journalism" series. What addresses are the most popular ones for companies? In the Business Register the comapny address is provided as a open data. The addresses will be divided into two groups - residential and commercial buildings (incl. mixed buildings).

There are more than 280 thousand registered companies in Estonia, but interestingly, there are no address in the Business Register for 24 thousand (8.5%) of them. Although tax debt is not the main focus of this post, we also report the number of tax debtors located at these addresses.

At the end of the post, the most popular addresses of each county are also listed.

Commercial buildings

Address Number of registered companies Number of tax debtors
Sepapaja tn 6, Tallinn 2113 0
Narva mnt 5, Tallinn 1759 67
Rävala pst 8, Tallinn 1048 203
Roosikrantsi tn 2, Tallinn 752 5
Narva mnt 7, Tallinn 654 10
Tornimäe tn 5, Tallinn 633 54
Laki tn 30, Tallinn 571 4
Ahtri tn 12, Tallinn 526 7
Rännaku pst 12, Tallinn 478 7
Tornimäe tn 7, Tallinn 469 23
 

These 10 addresses are shared by 3% of Estonian companies. The floor area of Sepapaja 6 house is actually 984 square meters, which makes less than half a square meter per company. What's happening at Rävala pst 8? Nearly every fifth company is a debtor to the state. In fact, at this address, there are a total of 5% of debtors published by Tax and Customs Board.

Residential buildings

Address Number of registered companies Number of tax debtors
Männimäe, Pudisoo village, Harjumaa 557 0
Randla tn 13, Tallinn 313 6
Pae tn 25, Tallinn 281 1
Nurme tn 16, Tallinn 220 1
Tina tn 7, Tallinn 218 0
Kadaka pst 169a, Tallinn 209 0
Kesk-Ameerika tn 7, Tallinn 161 4
Narva mnt 38, Tallinn 132 0
Mooni tn 18, Tallinn 124 3
Lootsi tn 3a, Tallinn 119 2
 

Nordic Consult, a provider of services for e-residents, operates at Männimäe. One of the services is providing a legal address.

Männimäe, Nurme tn 16 and Mooni tn 18 are detached houses. In apartment buildings (except Lootsi tn 3a and Narva mnt 38), most companies are registered (67% -94%) in one apartment. For example, there are 287 registered companies in Randla 13-201.

The most popular addresses of the counties

If the business address precision is village, it will be excluded from the analysis.

County Type Address Number of registered companies Number of tax debtors
Harju Commercial Sepapaja tn 6, Tallinn 2113 0
Harju Residential Männimäe, Pudisoo village 557 0
Hiiu Commercial Sadama tn 15, Kärdla 17 0
Hiiu Residential Pae tn 8, Kärdla 10 0
Ida-Viru Commercial Rakvere tn 5a, Jõhvi 27 0
Ida-Viru Residential Tallinna mnt 42, Narva 59 0
Jõgeva Commercial Silla tn 2, Põltsamaa 22 0
Jõgeva Residential Rohu tn 6, Jõgeva 15 1
Järva Commercial Lai tn 33, Paide 18 0
Järva Residential Ehitajate tn 6, Paide 15 2
Lääne-Viru Commercial Turu plats 3, Rakvere 25 2
Lääne-Viru Residential Tuisu tn 20, Rakvere 51 0
Lääne Commercial Kastani tn 7 19 0
Lääne Residential Mulla tn 10, Haapsalu 20 2
Põlva Commercial Uus tn 2, Põlva 29 0
Põlva Residential Pihlaka tn 11, Põlva 19 0
Pärnu Commercial Papiniidu tn 5, Pärnu 88 8
Pärnu Residential Kuldse Kodu tn 5, Pärnu 71 1
Rapla Commercial Tallinna mnt 22, Rapla 25 10
Rapla Residential Pargi tn 1, Alu village 23 1
Saare Commercial Lossi tn 3, Kuressaare 86 0
Saare Residential Tallinna tn 17, Kuressaare 53 0
Tartu Commercial Ülikooli tn 6a, Tartu 383 3
Tartu Residential Kasela, Soinaste village 107 0
Valga Commercial Metsa tn 21, Valga 16 10
Valga Residential Tähe tn 16a, Valga 17 0
Viljandi Commercial C.R.Jakobsoni tn 11, Viljandi 54 1
Viljandi Residential Posti tn 20, Viljandi 18 0
Võru Commercial Jüri tn 19a, Võru 27 1
Võru Residential Paju tn 20, Võru 17 0

In four counties - Ida-Viru, Lääne-Viru, Lääne, Valga - most popular addresses used are for residential buildings, not the commercial buildings.

For addition, Tanel Jairus illustrated the Business Register data here.

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Sources:

https://opendata.riik.ee/andmehulgad/ariregister/

https://avaandmed.ehr.ee

https://www.emta.ee/et/kontaktid-ja-ametist/maksulaekumine-statistika/maksuvolglaste-nimekiri

https://github.com/okestonia/Data-Viz-Protos/tree/master/arireg-aadressid