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At the beginning of the year, Latvia conducted a register-based census

Latvia conducted a census based entirely on register data on the first day of this year, and it can be considered as a complete success. In addition to various databases, a large amount of information from private companies was used to specify and compare information, for example, on housing. The first most important result of the census: last year, Latvia had the lowest population growth in a hundred years.
Read more 29. September 2021
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The Population and Housing Census will show the number of inhabitants with two mother tongues and two nationalities

Researchers and officials have a special interest to find out through the census how many people living in Estonia have two nationalities and speak two mother tongues. Although information on nationality and mother tongue is also available in the population register, it is the first time that it is possible to choose two options in the census questionnaire.
Read more 29. September 2021
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Population and Housing Census will tell how sick Estonian people think they are

In the Population and Housing Census, which starts at the end of the year, among else, people will be able to give an assessment of their health. Health questions in the same wording were also included in the census ten years ago, which is why the results will provide an overview of Estonian people’s health and how it has changed in a decade.
Read more 29. September 2021
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Identifying permanent residence in the Population and Housing Census

The places where people live have been recorded in one way or another for centuries. Previously, the place of registration could have been a church, municipality government, city address board, housing board or the Population Register. In recent decades, developed countries have found that register data are usually more accurate than survey data, and so population censuses have also begun to use them. Back in 2011, eight European Union countries conducted the census on a register basis: in addition to the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Slovenia.
Read more 29. September 2021
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Video: why do we need a population census?

The earliest population census in Europe that we know about took place in Athens in the 16th century BC. By order of the king, each resident brought a stone to the centre of the city. The stones were counted and thus the number of inhabitants was determined. In this video, Population and Housing Census project manager Liina Osila explains why we need a population census today.
Read more 15. April 2021
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Census project manager Liina Osila: people rightfully expect us to use register data

The greater part of the preparations for the Population and Housing Census beginning at the end of the year have already been made, but the most important part remains. As the Population and Housing Census project manager, Liina Osila has been overseeing the preparations since the end of last year. She gives an overview of the progress and shares practical information that people are most keen to know.
Read more 9. April 2021
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The Statistical Council reviewed last year and was briefed on census methodology

Today, on 25 February, the Statistical Council held a meeting where they reviewed last year’s results and commended the production of official statistics, but the Council also acknowledged that the statistical system continues to be underfunded. The Council was briefed on the methodology approved by Statistics Estonia for the Population and Housing Census: namely, a register-based census, which is in accordance with EU regulations, combined with a sample survey to collect data on characteristics not covered by registers.
Read more 25. February 2021
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More than 1,600 people participated in the census rehearsal

At the end of last year and beginning of this year, Statistics Estonia carried out the main rehearsal of the Population and Housing Census. 843 persons living at 422 addresses responded to the test survey online. Interviewers collected responses from 785 persons living at 410 addresses. The test survey response rate was 87.5% and the received feedback was generally positive.
Read more 19. February 2021
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The main rehearsal of the population census continues with phone interviews

In the population census online test survey, which started at the end of last year, Statistics Estonia received answers about 828 persons living at 410 addresses. Interviewers started working on 20 January and they will contact by phone the people who live at the addresses in the survey sample but who did not respond to the questionnaire online.
Read more 21. January 2021
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Census in your pocket: follow us on social media

The Population and Housing Census is a major campaign that must literally reach every Estonian resident. Without the involvement of social media this would probably be impossible nowadays. By following us on Facebook and Instagram you’ll always have the newest information.
Read more 14. December 2020
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Check your data in the population register!

The population register is a database that contains the basic personal data of Estonian citizens, citizens of the European Union who have registered their residence in Estonia, and foreign citizens who have been granted a residence permit or right of residence in Estonia.
Read more 14. December 2020