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Let’s review our data in the population register!

In three months’ time, on 28 December, the big Estonian e-census will be launched. During the census, all people and their dwellings are counted. In order to do that and simplify the census, all data in registers must be gathered. Although most of this work can be done automatically, it does not yet work with a push of a button, instead everyone needs to contribute.
Read more 13. October 2021
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When will the census results be published?

There are just a few months left until the census and preparations are in full swing. Many people want to know when and how the census will be conducted as well as when the census results will be published.
Read more 13. October 2021
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In the United Kingdom, scammers tried to profit from the census

The population census is the biggest data collection and consolidation project everywhere in Europe over this and the following year. This time, let’s take a look at England where some clever scammers tried to take advantage of the census. There is a valuable lesson to learn from this.
Read more 13. October 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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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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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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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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