Video: why do we need a population census?

Posted on 15. April 2021 11:00

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.